Category: Resources

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

    Barbed Heart Tough Love

    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 […]

  • Walking Away from the Wine o’ Clock Routine

    person walking away from drinking

    I didn’t understand what an alcohol-induced blackout was until I read Sarah Hepola’s book Blackout : Remembering the things I Drank to Forget. Before I stopped drinking I had actually had many blackouts, I just didn’t realize that when I woke up with no memory of going to sleep, and no memory of the conversations […]

  • My Beautiful Mind at 1,000 days Sober

    Painted woman's face

    I can’t remember ever aspiring to be sober. The word sober always seemed sad and dull and heavy to me. When I was young, when I was checking out adults to see which type I’d like to become, the sober adults seemed rather stiff. I was either told that they couldn’t drink because they had […]

  • 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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