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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Where Dreams are Lived – the Road from Fantasy to Reality

    Where Dreams are Lived – the Road from Fantasy to Reality

    I am living in a vacation area at the moment and looking at the fantasy and reality of drinking. It seems like everyone here centers their whole existence around alcohol. Watching this newly sober, I’ve noticed some things I wasn’t aware of. Besides the couple hours in the evening when people are getting super loud […]

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  • The Problem with Alcohol

    The Problem with Alcohol

    You take a drink The drink takes a drink The drink takes you I grew up with the idea that most adults drank but some had a problem with alcohol. Adults who had a problem with alcohol were called alcoholics. Alcoholics joined AA where they swore to never drink again and were given chips every […]

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  • How I Launched my Escape from the Alcohol Prison – Thoughts from a former Gray Area Drinker

    How I Launched my Escape from the Alcohol Prison – Thoughts from a former Gray Area Drinker

    When I tried Dry January in 2020, I counted the days till I could drink again. After enduring rules, regulations, slips, and slides galore (i.e. moderation), I came back and tried again … but for three months. I read somewhere that you need at least three months to get the full benefits of sobriety. For […]

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  • Start Where You Stand

    Start Where You Stand

    Today I discovered a quote, hidden in a 2009 email written to myself, where I was struggling with drinking, moderating, and perhaps abstinence?   Simply, it said:  “Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command,and better tools will be […]

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  • 4 Inspiring Short Videos to Celebrate Living Alcohol-Free

    4 Inspiring Short Videos to Celebrate Living Alcohol-Free

    Hearing that phrase used to make me cringe. It is a celebratory phrase. A hopeful phrase. A phrase that conjures up promise and joy. Yet because I had heard that phrase associated many times with Alcoholics Anonymous it carried with it the stigma I felt when I thought about alcoholism, and the need to go […]

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  • The Day I Turned My Life Around

    The Day I Turned My Life Around

    Not so long ago, I couldn’t imagine going a day without drinking. I drank 1-2 bottles of wine a night (or more). I remember feeling “proud” of myself when I came down to find that I hadn’t quite finished the second bottle, an inch of wine still left. What restraint I had shown! On a […]

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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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