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.

  • The Cost of Mommy’s Wine Time and How I Broke Free

    The Cost of Mommy’s Wine Time and How I Broke Free

    When my son was a baby, my drinking would have been considered part of what is now (the very normal and encouraged) “Mommy’s wine time” culture. I’d put him down for bed in the early evening – after a very long day of all things baby! – I’d flip on the baby monitor, head to […]

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  • A Sober September Farewell to the Wine Witch

    A Sober September Farewell to the Wine Witch

    Dear Wine Witch, Thank you. Thank you for always being there for me. You were always by my side for the good and bad, ups and downs through my adult life’s events. You never let me down, you were always there, so smooth, gentle, fresh – a pure delight. Well, unless I had too much […]

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  • Every Day is a Chance to Stand Up For My Self

    Every Day is a Chance to Stand Up For My Self

    One year ago today, was my last day one. The day I stopped drinking for good. I can’t even tell you how many times I made that promise to stop drinking today and broke it, and I can’t tell you why one year ago, when I made it for what seemed like the millionth time, […]

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  • 6 Short Videos for the Sober Curious

    6 Short Videos for the Sober Curious

    Are you sober curious? Give me 15 minutes of your time to Inspire you to give Sober a try today. I think you just have to decideTo let the alcohol disappearLet go of holding on so tightJust choose to relaxAnd ditch the bad fightThe one with the demonBlighting your life Life is too short to […]

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  • 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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  • Join Us For A Sober October

    Join Us For A Sober October

    The holiday season can be overwhelming if you’re trying to stop drinking or stay sober. Why not get a leg up on some alcohol-free time by joining us for our Sober October celebration? If you’ve ever planned to have “just one drink” and then don’t remember how you got home. If you ever started drinking […]

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  • Alcohol and Exercise-Battling Diminishing Returns

    Alcohol and Exercise-Battling Diminishing Returns

    Does exercise cancel out the deadly effect of too much alcohol? I’ve read that it does in articles online and I certainly tried to cancel out the alcohol toxicity with daily exercise when I was drinking. My routine became a binge and purge of drinking at night and running in the morning. But since I’ve […]

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  • Your Grief Honors Love

    Your Grief Honors Love

    Today is September 11th. Today is a day of unease. We grieve those lost in the United States twenty-one years ago, but this year many people also grieve the recent loss of a monarch who served her country for over seventy years. We grieve as individuals for people lost, and we grieve as nations for […]

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  • Sobriety is my Path from Fear to Authenticity

    Sobriety is my Path from Fear to Authenticity

    Today it’s over 11 months since I had a drop of alcohol. I now associate drinking with fear. It’s not fear about what’s going into me when I drink, it’s fear about what won’t come out. When I drink my truth does not come out. It stays inside and causes inconsistencies in me, in terms […]

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  • An Invitation and Inspiration to Ditch the Drink Today

    An Invitation and Inspiration to Ditch the Drink Today

    I’d like to offer you a light-hearted invitation to a celebration – a celebration of taking back your freedom that we call Sober September. Actually, this month, the celebration is A Sober September but it’s not a celebration that is only in September. This celebration is all about how you live today, whether today is […]

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  • Russ and Trev’s Guide to a Sober September

    Russ and Trev’s Guide to a Sober September

    Have you decided to give Sober September a try? Russ and Trev are our Boom Rethink the Drink community experts on taking a break from the booze, and they’d like to invite you to join us for our Sober-September challenge. Here are Russ and Trev’s thoughts on what 30 days alcohol-free can do for you! […]

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  • The 3 Phases of Addiction – MAGIC, MEDICINE and MISERY

    The 3 Phases of Addiction – MAGIC, MEDICINE and MISERY

    I was listening to the Heart of the Matter, a podcast on addiction and recovery hosted by Elizabeth Vargas, and she said someone in recovery described alcohol to her as first magic, then medicine, then misery. Ouch. That hits close to home. Those were the 3 phases of my addiction. I think I stopped drinking […]

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  • An Open Letter to my Drinking Colleagues, With Love

    An Open Letter to my Drinking Colleagues, With Love

    Today I’m going to take a brief moment to write an open and anonymous letter to all of my colleagues who keep telling me some version of ‘you know it would be much more fun/better for your career/ if you would just meet up at the bar sometime.’ Because this line of conversation is just […]

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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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