Category: books

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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Alcohol Lies

I read this article a few years ago when I was in early days of sobriety  Man in the Netherlands euthanised due to his alcohol addiction It’s about a man in Holland who chose assisted suicide over life because he could not stop drinking. The article didn’t really go into detail about his life except to

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The Gift

I’ve never been to AA but awhile back I read chunks of the Big Book on my own to check out the content. I remember reading about The Gift of Desperation and I didn’t really understand it.  To feel so powerless and defeated?  That’s not how I wanted to go about sobriety. But now that

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If the world were coming to an end would I drink?

Today as I watched the Sunday news and reviews, I was remembering an epiphany I had a couple of years ago. I was out walking my dog and enjoying the sunrise and the wildflowers. It was spring and the natural world was full of early morning promise. But there was some troubling news that had

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More Joy Please

What makes us happy? What gives us joy? What brings real comfort? How do we find peace?  Most of us could have easily answered those questions at age three or four or five. But when was the last time we even stopped to consider them?  One of the soul-stripping effects of any addiction is the

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