Have you ever had that discussion with the drinker who can’t understand why on earth you would bother giving up drinking when clearly drinking is the source of all the good things in life? It’s a challenge that I think faces us all at some point. In fact it is something I face all the
Category: Sober Perspective
I’ve heard that when Meryl Streep first reads a script she’s got a red pen at hand. If she comes across a word or phrase of her dialogue that she intuitively flinches at or that doesn’t make sense to her, she circles it. Then she keeps on reading. Later, as she works on the character
the vast majority of people who binge drink are highly functional. It might be the Dr that doesn’t ask you the questions he should about your drinking when he realizes that your symptoms could be alcohol related. It might be the school teacher who is just a little to edgy this morning because they are still ashamed of not remembering going to bed last night after the second bottle of wine.
A few months ago after many years of wondering, goggling, reading, questioning, doubting….I realized that it was me. And even though I really have known that for such a long time doing something about it was the hardest thing that I’ve ever done.
I have been messing around with sobriety for the last 4 years, or half of my drinking career. I know in terms of most alcoholics this is a mere blip. Compared to many, my time abusing alcohol has been relatively short. Some don’t give it up until it has stolen 20, 30, 40, even 50
Yesterday, I was feeling rather reflective and somewhat regretful and also wanting to shout from a mountaintop. I am so much happier and better living sober. I can’t even fully describe it. It isn’t a pink cloud moment. It is more an awakening – a slow one – but an awaking. After being out with