The MAGIC TRICK

There is no magic trick to this. No clever method. You stop drinking alcohol. And you take every day as a new one.And you don’t drink whatever happens. And you read and you do other things.And you live through feeling so very uncomfortable.And you live through feeling so scared and anxious at first. And you

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More Joy Please

What makes us happy? What gives us joy? What brings real comfort? How do we find peace?  Most of us could have easily answered those questions at age three or four or five. But when was the last time we even stopped to consider them?  One of the soul-stripping effects of any addiction is the

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Who Says Sober is Boring ?

S sensual O observant B bright eyed E energetic R resilient I interested/ interesting S selfless  S sincere E entertaining X extremely more present Y you Sober is Sexy ! This post was composed by Floss The author of Debunking the Romance of Mommy’s Wine Time and The Runaway Train and parts of this Why I

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Alternate Routes

I read Marc Lewis’ book Biology of Desire when I was 8 months sober. It was the last of many books that I read that year on the topic of addiction and recovery. The interesting thing about Marc’s book was that unlike the other books I read it did not inspire me to stay sober

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