Category: Sober Don

Thought for the Day : Hope

Another solstice marks another point on the yearly cycle. Things come into being and things pass away. This was my fifth summer solstice since I stopped drinking. I just had to get off the merry-go-round to nowhere. Nothing changes if nothing changes. It really comes down to the choices we make. The same lessons just

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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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It’s maybe more than a little ironic that I used to regard freedom as the freedom to do what I wanted. And want I wanted to do was get ‘buzzed’ as often as I could.About 20 years ago when I was living in Arizona, I was still what they call a ‘functional alcoholic’. Back then, but I would get sick and tired of being sick and tired of drinking every night, spending the first half of everyday trying to shake off the night before. so I would quit.