Category: Resources

  • How to Stop Drinking – Make This the Week That Your Sobriety Takes Off

    The Journey is on - How to Stop Drinking

    When I was in my late 40’s, I found myself desperate to stop drinking but not sure how to do it. I’d seemed to others to be a contented “party girl” for decades, but things were changing for me in middle age. My drinking had escalated to a depressing nightly ritual that I justified as […]

  • Stewy and the Possum

    This morning, when I let my dog outside for his morning business, his stance went from the casual dog waiting for a treat, to an avid hunter, and he raced like a greyhound to the back corner of our yard.  Before I could even scream his name, Stewy had captured and snapped the neck of […]

  • Climbing Mount Sobriety One Step at a Time

    Yesterday I faced my fear of a hike that I was worried would be too hard for me. We were invited on this hike by a couple we had never hiked with before. They don’t know how alcohol has damaged my body and I was scared I wouldn’t be able to keep up. At first, […]

  • Perspective from Two Years Alcohol – Free

    Today I’m celebrating two years of alcohol-free life. In that time I experienced my best friend’s death, the effects of withdrawal from years of benzodiazepine dependence, major surgery, and the upheavals of a world-wide pandemic. And as hard as many of these events were and continue to be, I’m proud that I got through them […]

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