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.

  • Perspective from Sober at 60

    Perspective from Sober at 60

    I used to point fingers at other people’s problems with alcohol instead of looking at my own drinking. I had a real problem being truthful with myself. It was hard to admit but I had a lot of growing up to do once I put down the bottle. This past week I turned 60 and […]

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  • 10 THINGS SOBRIETY HAS TAUGHT ME

    10 THINGS SOBRIETY HAS TAUGHT ME

    I think it would be fair to say that the last few years have been a little tricky for humankind. The last few years have been full of pain and fear and disconnection. News and pictures of political tension, pandemic, global warming, and war are hard to escape. I know, for myself, this can sometimes feel […]

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  • 10 Tools to Help You Break the Alcohol Habit

    10 Tools to Help You Break the Alcohol Habit

    Why do so many smokers keep smoking though they say they want to quit? Or people say they need to eat heathier or exercise more but don’t do it? Or drinkers who know its unhealthy yet keep drinking? Why did I still drink after deciding to stop so many times? Why could I not break […]

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  • Sober Diaries – A Boom Community Book Club Selection

    Sober Diaries – A Boom Community Book Club Selection

    The Sober Diaries by Clare Pooley is light, airy, truthful and funny as hell. Unlike many books on addiction and recovery, the “heavy going,” the “how to,” the “reasons why,” and “cautionary tales”, Sober Diaries speaks to the realities of actual drinking and actual recovery from an actual person who I could relate to so […]

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  • The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober – A Boom Community Book Club Selection

    The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober – A Boom Community Book Club Selection

    Welcome to the Boom Community Book Club. Below you will find our discussion on The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober by Catherine Gray. There are eleven sections here that each link back to the discussion in our private community. You are welcome to come join in the discussion any time. Table of Contents Preface In The […]

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  • Sober in Las Vegas

    Sober in Las Vegas

    Recently, my boyfriend and I escaped to Las Vegas for a quick weekend get-away. We needed to see the sun and get our minds off work, kids and life. I will say this as a disclaimer: Vegas is NOT a good idea for anyone in early sobriety. I have over two years of absolute, 100% […]

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  • What Would an Alcohol-Free 2023 Mean for You?

    What Would an Alcohol-Free 2023 Mean for You?

    Dry January 2023 took me on an unexpected roller coaster ride of emotions. The emotional upheaval wasn’t from dealing with withdrawal symptoms or feeling socially awkward without a drink in hand. 2023 is the beginning of my 8th alcohol-free year, so not drinking is natural for me now. My Dry January virtual roller coaster ride […]

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  • An Invitation to Join Us for Dry January Support and Inspiration

    An Invitation to Join Us for Dry January Support and Inspiration

    Yesterday, while dropping off a Dry January inspiration post on social media, I stumbled over this bit of toxic messaging from America’s icon of domesticity Martha Stewart. To make sure it hit its target audience it was hashtagged #Dryjanuary. It’s normal for late-night talk show hosts and early-morning news crews to joke about Dry January. […]

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  • Tips and Tools for Dry January and Beyond

    Tips and Tools for Dry January and Beyond

    Are you committing to a Dry January? Excellent plan! January is a great month to set an alcohol-free resolution because it gives us much-needed time to focus on ourselves after the holiday season. My AF ( alcohol-free) toolbox for every single day without alcohol looks like this: Stock Your Kitchen Well Always have food around […]

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  • Ode to a Genuinely Merry Christmas

    Ode to a Genuinely Merry Christmas

    To everyone working to stay truly present this holiday season, the BOOM Rethink the Drink Community offers this alcohol-free inspiration from our 2022 archive – Staying sober does not have to feel dry! ‘Twas a Sober December and all through my mindran a list of excuseswhy I should drink wine – Now I know that […]

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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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