Yesterday I watched a documentary called Drinking Yourself to Death and it really had me thinking and pondering. It was made in the UK in 2015 and the statistics were all UK. I have to believe things are very similar in the USA. Actually, things seem to have gotten worse these last few years. In
Why Can’t I Be Like Everyone Else? What makes you think you aren’t? It is pretty common for people new to a life without alcohol to feel some angst about being “different” from everyone else who “gets to” go out and drink. Everyone gets to go out drinking but me! What will I do with
A silly Facebook game got me thinking this week. It was one of those silly things that says “click to find out which of your friends is a good influence or bad.” Of course, everyone gets a giggle about the names they see on the list. That’s just a silly game BUT, I have come
Take a good hard look at this photo. What do you see? Write it down before you read on. This photo was taken at a local park, one at which I hike frequently with my dogs. Up until 10 years ago, this park was a golf course. The family that owned retired and sold the
Before alcohol took center stage in my life, I was a fitness freak. In fact, that helped me keep drinking because I told myself that no one who has a drinking problem can possibly go to the gym or run. It fed my denial. I was in denial. I didn’t want to be an alcoholic.