Category: getting sober

  • Do you Want to Drink or Do you Need to Drink? – Dropping the Denial

    Do you Want to Drink or Do you Need to Drink? – Dropping the Denial

    When I was deep into my years of drinking heavily most nights and regretting it most mornings, I developed a routine of carefully saying “I’m drinking because I want a drink. I don’t NEED a drink I want one”. I was consciously saying WANT instead of NEED because if I admitted to needing a drink […]

  • How do You Stop Drinking When You Love to Drink?

    How do You Stop Drinking When You Love to Drink?

    If you’re trying to stop drinking, how do you break the cycle of getting to day 3, or 5, or 7 alcohol-free, and finding yourself drinking again because you talk yourself into thinking that you can handle just one or two? How do you get to the point where you don’t retreat to old habits […]

  • How to get From Here to There

    How to get From Here to There

    I’ve been pondering the question of how to get from here to there when you stop drinking. 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, […]

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