Category: getting sober

The Fuckit Bucket

water dragon, related with sober living

My last drink was 41/2 years ago. This makes me a mere babe in sobriety terms when compared to titans like my friend John, who has 35 sober years under his belt, however, it’s been long enough to understand why some people repeat behaviours over and over again, which ultimately leads them to the fuck

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How I Stopped Drinking by Writing it Out

If you’ve read anything about how to stop drinking you’ve most likely heard of the wine witch, Wolfie, the monkey on your back, or any number of metaphorical monsters used to describe the little voice in your head. The voice that suggests “just one drink”. Just one drink after you have fought so hard to

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Breaking the Spell of Wine o’Clock – Understanding the Health Consequences of Daily Drinking

Woman enchanted walking into wine o clock spell

I think that it was the author Lucy Rocca who coined the term Wine Witch. Belle, who writes the blog Tired of Thinking about Drinking, came up with a malevolent wine o’clock voice named Wolfie. In the rational recovery program, the smiling assassin’s Drink Now voice is called The Feast Beast. And indeed, what I

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How to get From Here to There

I’ve been pondering the question of how to get from here to there…..here of course being addicted to alcohol and there being free from alcohol. This is a very different thing to ‘not drinking’. Not drinking is very hard work! It assumes that drinking is desirable but for some reason we aren’t very good at

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