Lay It On Me

Lay It On Me

Lay It On Me

  • Our Friend Jodie Writes In

Our Friend Jodie Writes In

Sunday 22nd September 2019

Noel Thomas offers advice on handling emotions in early sobriety, focusing on healthier distractions and building a strong support system.
26 minutes

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Facing Emotions in Early Sobriety: Noel Thomas' Honest Advice

It's the first time in One Day I brush it off. I went and saw a bunch of movies by myself, especially in The First Year of sobriety, because I was like they don't serve alcohol here. I'm wanting to drink, and I really don't want to do that.
Ever felt like your emotions are a rollercoaster when you stop drinking? In this heartfelt episode of 'Lay It On Me', Noel Thomas tackles a question from a listener named Jodie, who’s grappling with the whirlwind of emotions in early sobriety. Noel doesn't sugarcoat it – those feelings you used to drown in alcohol are still there, but now it's time to face them head-on. He shares his own experiences and offers practical tips for managing these intense emotions.
From finding healthier distractions like catching a movie, to building a solid support system that encourages positive habits, Noel's advice is both relatable and actionable. He emphasizes the importance of steering clear of triggers, such as avoiding heavy drinkers or bars, and instead, trying out new activities that don't involve alcohol. The key takeaway? It's perfectly okay to lean on something else, as long as it's a healthier choice.
Noel wraps up by reminding listeners that adjusting to a new lifestyle takes time, but with patience and persistence, it's absolutely doable. If you're navigating the rocky road of early sobriety, this episode is packed with wisdom and encouragement to help you stay on track.