Category: books

Alternate Routes – Switching Lanes from Addiction to Recovery

I read Marc Lewis’ book Biology of Desire when I was 8 months sober. It was the last of many books that I read that year on the topic of addiction and recovery. The interesting thing about Marc’s book was that unlike the other books I read it did not inspire me to stay sober

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The Key to Alcohol-Free Holiday Serenity

I have been anticipating my first alcohol-free holiday season in more than 20 years with some dread, already casting about in my mind for ways to make it bearable without a wineglass in my hand. Even though my social life is much less frantic than during my working years, there are many things I cherish

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How I Overcame my Fear of Sober Forever

Walking on Tracks to Sober Forever

Thoughts on Online communities as alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous When I first stopped drinking I was troubled by the idea of sober forever. I hated the thought that I would have to attend meetings, work steps and think about not drinking, or work to stay sober, forever. At the time though, I was actually thinking

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My Funny Mix-Match Recovery Discovery Quilt

I just read something in the FIX that I really liked. When I first stopped drinking I read everything I could get my hands on that would educate or inspire me on the topic of alcohol abuse, addiction, and recovery. Four and a half years later, I find that my eyes and mind are so

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