Boozemusings Blog


The Boozemusings Community Blog is written by a diverse group. We are current and former members of the BOOM Rethink the Drink community where we also blog privately, in an anonymous, supportive forum. Find us app HERE for connection and support when you need it.

  • Are you Ready for Alcohol-Free Holidays

    Are you Ready for Alcohol-Free Holidays

    When you’re first Alcohol-Free, when you’re in early days of sobriety and are feeling a bit fragile, how do you enjoy holiday time – beach resorts, all-inclusive vacation packages, cruises, and big adventures full of tempting nightlife – without picking up the drink that you just put down? Are you ready? Do you even want […]

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  • Guide to your First Month Sober: Why and How to Quit Drinking

    Guide to your First Month Sober: Why and How to Quit Drinking

    Demystifying the First Month Sober for the Sober Curious I’m nothing short of stunned by the dramatic changes that have occurred in my life over the course of the past 5 weeks since I decided to commit to 3 months of sobriety. I’ve been thinking a lot about how to describe my first month sober […]

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  • Celebrate Arid August with Hope and Energy

    Celebrate Arid August with Hope and Energy

    I might still be stuck in a nightly black-out, binge drinking routine if I hadn’t found the book Drink by Ann Dowsett Johnston. I related to much of Ann’s story of addiction and was inspired by her recovery through Alcoholics Anonymous, but what left the greatest impression on me was her analysis of why so […]

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  • The Problem with Alcohol

    The Problem with Alcohol

    You take a drink The drink takes a drink The drink takes you I grew up with the idea that most adults drank but some had a problem with alcohol. Adults who had a problem with alcohol were called alcoholics. Alcoholics joined AA where they swore to never drink again and were given chips every […]

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  • How I Launched my Escape from the Alcohol Prison – Thoughts from a former Gray Area Drinker

    How I Launched my Escape from the Alcohol Prison – Thoughts from a former Gray Area Drinker

    When I tried Dry January in 2020, I counted the days till I could drink again. After enduring rules, regulations, slips, and slides galore (i.e. moderation), I came back and tried again … but for three months. I read somewhere that you need at least three months to get the full benefits of sobriety. For […]

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  • Start Where You Stand

    Start Where You Stand

    Today I discovered a quote, hidden in a 2009 email written to myself, where I was struggling with drinking, moderating, and perhaps abstinence?   Simply, it said:  “Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command,and better tools will be […]

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  • 4 Inspiring Short Videos to Celebrate Living Alcohol-Free

    4 Inspiring Short Videos to Celebrate Living Alcohol-Free

    Hearing that phrase used to make me cringe. It is a celebratory phrase. A hopeful phrase. A phrase that conjures up promise and joy. Yet because I had heard that phrase associated many times with Alcoholics Anonymous it carried with it the stigma I felt when I thought about alcoholism, and the need to go […]

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  • The Day I Turned My Life Around

    The Day I Turned My Life Around

    Not so long ago, I couldn’t imagine going a day without drinking. I drank 1-2 bottles of wine a night (or more). I remember feeling “proud” of myself when I came down to find that I hadn’t quite finished the second bottle, an inch of wine still left. What restraint I had shown! On a […]

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  • How I Ditched the Dysfunctional Drinking

    How I Ditched the Dysfunctional Drinking

    Have you ever felt like your anticipation of having a drink was greater than the pleasure derived from drinking it? A few years ago, I was drinking too much, too often, and I began to realize I wasn’t enjoying the drinking anymore, and yet I didn’t want to stop. What I wanted was to drink more. […]

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  • Tomorrow Starts Today

    Tomorrow Starts Today

    When I first dipped my toe into thinking about stopping drinking, reading quit lit and following the online sobriety community, I had a severe case of the “I’m not THAT bad” syndrome. Comparing myself to others softened my own self doubt and shame. I’m not proud of it, especially now that alcohol has humbled me […]

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  • The Truth Behind my Façade – Resetting my Sober Motivation

    The Truth Behind my Façade – Resetting my Sober Motivation

    6 months ago my drinking was out of control and had completely taken over my life. To say I was motivated to go sober is without question. Here’s the thing though – my motivation to get sober was through the roof but not in a positive or formative way. My motivation to stop drinking and […]

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  • Squashing the brain chatter …

    Squashing the brain chatter …

    You know how the dolls and toys come alive when the humans leave the room?…yeah that’s what happened with my alcohol bottles in their little liars club…they had an agenda. They lied. They were delusional. They were tricky tricksters and they liked it best when I was in the room with them. They schemed and […]

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  • Keep Going You Got This – Perspective from the Dune

    Keep Going You Got This – Perspective from the Dune

    There is a big sand dune at a beach I like to visit. I was a teen with my family the first time I saw it, took my husband there when we were dating and have loved sharing it with our kids and our friends over the years. On every single visit as soon as […]

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  • Boozemusings is a lifestyle blog and the BOOM Community is a peer support group. We are NOT trained addiction counselors but simply a community of people who have overcome or are overcoming alcohol issues. We do not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, nor does anything on this website create a physician/patient relationship.  If you require medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, please consult your physician.
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