Wolfie Cocktail

29 Dec

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It’s taken days for the fog of drinking to lift. DAYS. Last night I had the first good night’s sleep in ages, and am starting to feel the benefits of being sober again. I feel an aching in my liver, still, which came back straight away. That scares me more than anything. Either it’s psychological, or I’ve awoken some old damage. What’s even more scary is that if you added up what I typically drank in terms of units, there would be many many members of my friends and family who drink the same. They just don’t identify it as a problem in the way I know it was for me. 
 
But, onto recovery. When I’m next struggling with wanting to take a drink, I’ll think of the Wolfie Cocktail, my new ‘playing the tape to the end.’  
 
Just so you can all share in it’s lethal intoxicating effects…
 
Recipe:
 
1 parts mild buzz 
1.5 parts shame
3 parts depression
 
Best served over crushed self-esteem. 
 
Serving Suggestions:
 
Start with sipping at the buzz, which hits the back of your throat immediately. Slowly this flavour will fade, being replaced by the tang of shame and the creep of depression through your veins, Keep sipping until the buzz is overpowered by the other flavours. Repeat.
 
Alan Carr and Jason Vale say there’s no benefits to drinking alcohol whatsoever, and it’s true, for me, now. Because even when drinking in a social setting rather than alone, I can’t get the buzz I want, but get all the bad side effects. I had so many good feelings and experiences, I truly felt positive emotions whereas drinking dulls all of that.
 
I honestly don’t think I’ll actually pick up a drink again, after what I’ve learnt in the past few days, but I’ll always have the image of the Wolfie Cocktail to remind me why not.
 
Happy Sunday! 
 

5 Responses to “Wolfie Cocktail”

  1. lucy2610 December 29, 2013 at 5:45 pm #

    Superb post 🙂 That should be an anti-drink ad campaign – seriously! xx

    • FitFatFood December 29, 2013 at 6:20 pm #

      If only I could sell it to the UK government 😉

  2. Corbie December 29, 2013 at 7:17 pm #

    I notice the same thing in my liver when I start up again. I remember reading somewhere that while a liver CAN heal itself from the damage, starting again takes it right back to where it left off. 😦

    • FitFatFood December 29, 2013 at 7:23 pm #

      Jaysus, really?! 😦

      • Corbie December 29, 2013 at 7:25 pm #

        Yep. Blows your mind, doesn’t it. BUT, I think after a year our livers will be almost back to normal. 🙂

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