Grateful for the Gift of Desperation

Is it possible to be grateful for alcoholism? Is there really such a thing as the gift of desperation? Over the years I have read blog posts all over the internet about people being grateful for their alcoholism once they stop drinking.  It is often called the gift of desperation. They believe that without the

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“Do I Drink too Much?” – You Don’t Have to Hit Rock Bottom To Stop Drinking

Check List - Do I Drink too Much

“You do not need to be a problem drinker to have a problem with drink”. You do not need to hit rock bottom to realise that your relationship with alcohol is not a healthy one. If you have a little voice in your head asking you “Do I drink too much?” This can be one

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Alcohol, Anxiety and the Octopus

Octopus teacher hiding in shell Alcohol Anxiety and Sobriety

The octopus is symbolic of my own life because it was through cleverness and grit that I survived. As an emotionally damaged 16-year-old mother of one with a seventh-grade education, I was determined to make it. Still, I couldn’t survive and heal at the same time. So I built emotional walls and it was behind

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