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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.
Tips and Tools for Dry January and BeyondRead more: 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 […]
Ode to a Genuinely Merry ChristmasRead more: 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 […]
Just Don’t Drink ?Read more: 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 […]
Why I am Grateful I DrankRead more: 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 […]
How to Avoid Relapse in Sobriety – You Don’t Have to SlipRead more: 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 […]
What Will Life Look Like If I Stop Drinking Today?Read more: 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 […]
Follow the Road Home to YourselfRead more: 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 […]
Welcome to the Opening Ceremonies for the Sober OlympicsRead more: Welcome to the Opening Ceremonies for the Sober Olympics
Let the GAMES begin! Maneuvering the holiday season sober can feel like an Olympic event! My birthday, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve. So many excuses to drink between the end of October and the last day of December! So many temptations, rituals, habits, and triggers. Take the everyday challenge of staying contentedly alcohol-free […]
How to Break Free From the CAGE of Gray Area DrinkingRead more: 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, […]
Stepping Out From Under the InfluenceRead more: Stepping Out From Under the Influence
I used to look in the mirror the morning after a binge drinking session with heart palpitations and my head pounding, glazed eyes looking dully back demanding that ALCOHOL DOES NOTHING FOR ME! My problem with drinking and addiction, which stemmed from trying to numb trauma, didn’t really set in for me until I was […]
- Tool Kit
- How is Your Relationship With Alcohol?
- Are You Sober Curious ?
- How to Stop Drinking
- A Family History of Addiction
- Alcohol the Seductive Beast that Kills
- Alcohol, Brain Chemistry, Mindfulness and Neuroplasticity
- Emotional Sobriety
- Staying Sober
- Sober Milestones
- An Alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous and Traditional Recovery
- Debunking the Glamour of Mommy’s Wine Time
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