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.

  • How to Break Free From the CAGE of Gray Area Drinking

    How to Break Free From the CAGE of Gray Area Drinking

    I don’t know when I realized alcohol was a problem for me, but in my journal, I mentioned drinking too much 30 years ago, and in the last 10 years, there are more frequent references. I did not drink in high school and was not a heavy drinker in college. In medical school and residency, […]

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  • Treats to Fill Your Sober October “Goody Bag”

    Treats to Fill Your Sober October “Goody Bag”

    Did you decide to do a Sober October this year but are finding staying alcohol-free more difficult than you expected? Don’t give up! You just may find that with the right perspective it’s a pleasure to take some time alcohol-free. Alcohol-free IS Freedom. Freedom is not planning my social life around hangovers, not doing something […]

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  • A Sober October Podcast “Extra” to Beat the Wine O’clock Cravings

    A Sober October Podcast “Extra” to Beat the Wine O’clock Cravings

    Happy Sober October, everyone! We have 31 days to enjoy with clear minds and hearts unburdened by shame, our bodies free from poison, fatigue, and puffiness. 😎Sobriety is kryptonite to shame! Join us! What is the best way to stay alcohol-free today during those sensitive early evening hours? It can be hard to use some […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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. Fear of alcohol. 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 […]

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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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  • 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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