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How to overcome the expectation/joy of alcohol

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I get that’s baclofen reduces craving - I can already see a drop in anxiety at 50mg a day.

But I drink party because I’m an alcoholic, but partly because I love it (sounds dumb but don’t really know how to explain). From midday, I’m fantasising about that drink - its flavour, texture and of course, effects. I can’t imagine an evening without it, or passing up on those magical experiences.

I just live for the bliss of those first couple of 5pm drinks. I already appreciate the anxiolytic effects, but can’t get in the zone to think about what life without booze could be like.

Any tips?

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For any alcoholic with enough time sober, that association will tend to decay. You just forget what it feels like to be drunk. In the past when I got sober without baclofen, I usually got there after about a month. I substituted a lot of exercise. 

Once I reached a high enough baclofen dose, the thoughts just went away. I no longer associated alcohol with a pleasurable experience. I did not drink when I was increasing my dose as I was on probation, and had also made the decision (finally this time) that I would no longer live that way. So it wasn't like I stopped getting a pleasurable experience and lost interest because I wasn't getting a buzz. 

Keep at it. You'll know when you get there. 


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