Category: Dry July 2020

  • Beating Peer Pressure to Stop Drinking and Stay Sober

    Beating Peer Pressure to Stop Drinking and Stay Sober

    Remember being a child, getting caught being naughty by your teacher, and when she asked WHY did you do it… you responded with, He started it first! And maybe he did? Maybe you succumbed to peer pressure and did something you knew you shouldn’t, hoping you wouldn’t get caught. Most of us succumbed to peer […]

  • Finding the Courage to Go Sober

    Finding the Courage to Go Sober

    Have you ever heard alcohol described as liquid courage? When you were young were you told to drink like a man, or that booze would put hair on your chest? As a young woman, I often took pride in drinking dangerously. I associated drinking with my badass identity. But it took far more courage for […]

  • Beating Back Alcohol Cravings

    Beating Back Alcohol Cravings

    Alcohol cravings come and go throughout the first months of sobriety. If you are in your first month alcohol-free, whether doing Dry July or a longer stretch, by day 20 most of your nightly cravings for alcohol have likely become manageable. But the occasional devil on your shoulder, that little voice in your head, can […]

  • The Power of Alcohol, Dry July 2020 Day 19 , Alcohol-Free Inspiration

    The Power of Alcohol, Dry July 2020 Day 19 , Alcohol-Free Inspiration

    On Day 19 of Dry July if you have coasted along with no serious sense of deprivation, with no slips or slides, CONGRATULATIONS! That is great! But if you are struggling to stay alcohol-free today consider how over inflated the importance of alcohol is in our culture. Why do we give so much power to […]

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