AA is a Religious Trap

I got sober using one simple trick. I quit cold turkey, and whenever I felt awful, I just kept feeling awful. Instead of trying to fix how I felt, which is what led to drinking, I just sat there feeling really awful, for a long time. But not too long. After a few weeks of awful, I started only feeling bad. A few weeks after that I stopped feeling totally bad, and sometimes only felt fine. A few weeks of feeling fine led to feeling good. And a few weeks of feeling good led to feeling great. I went from 3-5 bottles of wine a night to... not having a single drink in close to a decade. I can't even stand the taste of alcohol now. At no time did I ever need supernatural help, nor even natural help. All I needed to do was feel really bad and let that happen until it stopped.

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