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Alcohol the Wonder Drug

Neon Bar Sign Alcohol the Wonder Drug

Happy Hour is our celebrated transition from work to play. Daily drinking has become so normalized that alcohol was deemed essential during the Covid lockdown, and we replaced the workday’s end visit to the bar, with Virtual Happy Hour online. We drink alcohol to connect and to disconnect, to ease our transition from work to

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Celebrating 100 Days Sober by Reaching Back With Tips on Tackling Triggers and Slips

Apple in Hand- Reaching back from 100 days sober with tips on tackling triggers and slips

It’s taken almost two years to get to this joyful moment but today I am 100 days sober with no slips! 🌟 Alcohol Free ME! YES! Even after almost two years of working at this and knowing that I cannot drink I’ve been tempted several times. It’s being around people who talk a lot about

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How to Stop Drinking Away the Pain

yoga person Stops Drinking Away the Pain

I spent a long time not wanting to drink and found myself drinking anyway.  Sometimes it was a learned response to my body’s signals for something else like hunger or thirst. Sometimes I drank to numb emotional pain. If you spell the acronym HALT – hungry, angry, lonely, tired- those are the triggers that set off

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Just One Last Drink …

NumbnessCould’t care lessDon’t want to dressSpeak or BeIn my skin Don’t want to go withinDon’t want to go outNot answering callsToo busy screaming outfor helpOn my own.Where nobody will hear me;I scream at myselfI was a kid once.. It seems like nothings is real.Blank face tears behind eyes can’t take it all in.Raw.As grated skin,Nothing works.I don’t

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