Some quick observations about the nature of desire…

1. You can’t entice or tempt drinkers with talk about the joys of sobriety because there’s a fundamental disconnect between the word joy and sobriety.

2. You have to want sobriety. Desire to quit isn’t enough on its own.

3. If I mistakenly drank alcohol, the mistake would be inconsequential. If I chose to have a drink, the decision would affect the rest of my life.

4. My 36 year unchallenged desire for drinking hit the buffers in a single moment that set in motion a complete reinvention of who I am.

5. For all the upheaval and change that quitting entailed, the actual moment was no more than the flick of a switch.

6. To a drinker, no amount of hot bubbly baths, mint tea or country walks will compensate for a life without vodka.

7. Imagining the sober version of you – the one who never had that first ever drink – is a great first step. Imagine the sober version of you in the thick of all those ups and downs of your life. That version of you is real – you just need to find it. Then you must want it. And like the film “Sliding Doors” you can merge your body into the alcohol-free body that you have caught up with.