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.

  • 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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  • Just Don’t Drink ?

    Just Don’t Drink ?

    Several times in the past few years, I made a resolution to stop drinking alcohol and to work hard at staying sober. I put my foot down with myself and said “Just Don’t Drink!” But after a few weeks or even days, I gave in to the call of the alcohol. I had worked very […]

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  • Why I am Grateful I Drank

    Why I am Grateful I Drank

    I am reflecting this morning on feeling grateful for my alcohol addiction. Wait, what??? That seems crazy, right? Why would I be grateful for something that caused me so much pain and misery? Why would I honor something that stole years of my life through hangovers, regret, and shame? But I am. Because without going […]

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  • How to Avoid Relapse in Sobriety – You Don’t Have to Slip

    How to Avoid Relapse in Sobriety – You Don’t Have to Slip

    I’ve often heard people say that when you stop drinking it is all but impossible to avoid slipping at some point. The common assumption is that almost everyone will lapse or relapse in sobriety and that can be daunting because most of us work hard to stay alcohol-free. Did you know there are some warning […]

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  • What Will Life Look Like If I Stop Drinking Today?

    What Will Life Look Like If I Stop Drinking  Today?

    There is a quote that I read in my first few months sober that said quite simply– “If you’re going to stop drinking you have to stop drinking” — seemingly obvious right? But somehow it seems to be the hardest thing in the world for so many good people. Have you ever felt trapped by […]

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  • Follow the Road Home to Yourself

    Follow the Road Home to Yourself

    The HOLIDAY SEASON is upon us. That brilliant, colorful, high-energy marathon of joy and stress between October 31st and January 1st. There is no time of year with more pressure to drink than these two months. If you’re trying to go alcohol-free it can seem impossible, and if you’ve got some sober momentum going it […]

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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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