Category: How I Stopped Drinking

Learning Self-Care in Early Sobriety

What is Self-Care and why is it such a Big Deal ? Almost every person in our community drank as a form of self-care. We’re encouraged to drink wine as self-care, and those pretty pink drinks that are all the rage now are a continuation of the “self-care illusion”. Pink is the color of health

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Addicted to Alcohol- No one is a Lost Cause

Splattered Heart- Drinking a Love Story

Drinking a Love Story Then and Now Her husband grew tired, weary of the routine. They were arguing again as they did nearly every night. Harsh words throughout the day or small digs here and there but they added up. Bit by bit she knew she was losing him. Was there someone else? Why was

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The Alcohol Dopamine Hit – a Pleasure and Pain Dichotomy

Red Boxing Gloves -Hanging up the Dopamine hit from Alcohol

I used to believe my drinking was abnormal. My emotions and mood swings, my anxiety about the drinking itself, seemed to keep me going round on the hamster wheel of drink, drunk, regret. Even though I promised myself daily that I would stop. Just STOP! Now I believe that what I was going through with

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