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.

  • Dry July is Worth a Try If You’ve Ever …

    Dry July is Worth a Try If You’ve Ever …

    If you’ve ever planned to have “just one drink” and then don’t remember how you got home. If you ever started drinking alone before going out for drinks…. If you’ve ever woken up and tried to piece together the events of the night before and can’t … If you’ve ever thought you’d like to stop […]

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  • Everything I Needed to Go Sober I Learned Teaching Preschool

    Everything I Needed to Go Sober I Learned Teaching Preschool

    I’m a preschool teacher. A newly sober preschool teacher who stopped indulging in “wine time” when my drinking slid from concerning, to alarming. I’ve been noticing as I write my way through my second year sober that the first months of my sober journey followed the curriculum I teach at school pretty closely. We start […]

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  • Celebrate A SOBER Super Bowl Sunday

    Celebrate A SOBER Super Bowl Sunday

    Are you enjoying life with two free hands instead of one wrapped around a drink? Congratulations! Alcohol-free is freedom! When I was drinking I could not imagine a Sober Super Bowl Sunday. I’d spend the game yelling at the tv, and the more I drank the louder I got. Then I’d end up embarrassed the […]

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  • How Quitting Alcohol Changed Me – Perspective from 11 Months Sober

    How Quitting Alcohol Changed Me – Perspective from 11 Months Sober

    Today I am 11 months sober. That’s a big deal ! 11 months of change since I quit alcohol. I think I’m starting to get closer to that vision of myself I’ve had for so long, but was never able to maintain. I had many years of thinking I might have an issue with drinking and […]

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  • How to Enjoy Super Bowl Sunday Alcohol-Free

    How to Enjoy Super Bowl Sunday Alcohol-Free

    Super Bowl Sunday is one of the Biggest challenges of the year for people who have recently stopped drinking. If your friends don’t know you’ve gone sober you may find yourself in an uncomfortable spot deciding how much information to give or not, about why you’re partying alcohol-free. It’s also a challenge that alcohol is […]

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  • Tune In to an Alcohol-Free Month this February

    Tune In to an Alcohol-Free Month this February

    After years of reports that moderate drinking was heart smart, it now turns out that No Amount of Alcohol Is Good for Your Heart and Any Amount of Drinking Is Bad for You. With nearly 1 in 5 Americans using alcohol to cope with pandemic stress and binge drinking increasing in the UK, and Canada […]

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  • The Simple A and B of It

    The Simple A and B of It

    One of the best things I’ve heard lately about changing habits is a simple process of weighing A against B. The SMART recovery program has a worksheet they call Cost Benefit Analysis or CBA. But who is going to sit down and write out cost vs benefit when faced with an immediate urge or craving […]

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  • What is the Best Way to Quit Drinking?

    What is the Best Way to Quit Drinking?

    I was terrified to give up alcohol. I could feel myself on the precipice of something so bad that I might not be able to come back from it. October 25th, 2020, was the last day I drank and in my usual style of binge drinking, I went way overboard. I had tried so many […]

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  • 4 Great Posts to Help You Answer the Moderate Drinking Question

    4 Great Posts to Help You Answer the Moderate Drinking Question

    Have you ever asked yourself – Can I maybe learn to control my drinking or have I completely lost my off-switch with alcohol? I asked that question many times and always found through trial and error that the answer was the same for me. If other people had a switch they could flip off to […]

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  • Why is it So Hard? 4 Hurdles to Overcome When You Stop Drinking

    Why is it So Hard? 4 Hurdles to Overcome When You Stop Drinking

    Why is it so hard to stop drinking? That is a question often asked in our online community and the answer is not as simple as it would seem. When I was in my early 40’s I read Allen Carr’s Easy Way to Control Alcohol to try to answer that question for myself. I was […]

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  • A Tuned in February Alcohol-Free Inspiration Song Contest

    A Tuned in February Alcohol-Free Inspiration Song Contest

    As Dry January is winding down, our Boom Rethink the Drink Community is getting ready to start our second of twelve annual alcohol-free challenges, with a singing contest for A Tuned in February. Back in December (what we call A December you CAN Remember) we started the song contest with a challenge to write alcohol-free […]

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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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