OK, so yesterday I attended my first Saturday AA meeting in many, many, many years. Actually, when I was out of the 30 days rehab facility that I put myself in, close to eight years ago, I became part of that group, until I thought that I would be fine and just stopped going. The only thing is, that they only have meetings on Saturdays. I mean, it does help me, because I only drink on the weekends, specially Fridays and Saturdays, but right now, I feel that I need a little more than that. That’s why I’m sticking with my regular Tuesdays and Thursdays meetings. I guess that what I’m trying to say is, that my Saturday meetings will help me keep away from drinking on Saturdays, since it is one of my weak days. But I still need a little extra help on the weekdays.
On a medication note! Yesterday I started Naltrexone, which is a medication primarily used to manage alcohol or opioid dependence. The med blocks the positive reinforcement effects of alcohol and allows the person to stop or reduce drinking. Right now, even though I can drink while on the med, I’m still not going to drink, since I’m attending AA meetings. I’m just using the med as a way to help me with my weekend cravings, plus my shrink told me, that it is used off label for the OCD intrusive thoughts, which is the biggest problem with my OCD. Fingers crossed.
With that said! I am Audi 5000 y’all!