Category: staying sober

Staying Sober when Pink Becomes Grey

About the malaise phase, or as it can be more succinctly described , “Meh.” When I first got sober with AA, I took an air balloon ride above EVERYTHING. I was suddenly FREE of daily drinking, over-drinking, hating myself, waking every morning staring into the Face of Regret, breaking daily promises to myself, degrading absolutely

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Perseverance – Staying Sober Long Term

I’ve noticed that the people who have been sober long term inevitably talk about that one time when the compulsion to drink came upon them unexpectedly. Sometimes it’s because of a stressful or tragic event. Sometimes it’s because the allure of old acquaintances in a party situation suddenly looks too inviting. “I can go back

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Getting Back to Sober When You Slip

Sometimes people take a break from drinking, drink again, and then have an awful time getting back on track. Relapse may feel like the right word to you or it may feel overly dramatic but I know from my own experience after being sober nine months in both of my pregnancies that when I started

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You Have to Have Faith

When I stopped drinking, I thought that life was going to become blah. I thought that I was going to become a rather dull, uninspired individual and I honestly had no idea how I was going to get from 5 pm to 10 pm without pouring a couple of bottles of wine all over my

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