Alternate Routes

I read Marc Lewis’ book Biology of Desire when I was 8 months sober. It was the last of many books that I read that year on the topic of addiction and recovery. The interesting thing about Marc’s book was that unlike the other books I read it did not inspire me to stay sober

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Disney Mentality

Yesterday I watched a documentary called Alcohol Will Kill You and it really had me thinking and pondering. It was made in the UK in 2015 and the statistics were all UK. I have to believe things are very similar in the USA. Actually, things seem to have gotten worse these last few years. In

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A Fresh Approach to Beat the Binge Drinking Routine

“We Love it, we commiserate with it, we celebrate with it, but you have a Problem with It, and Nobody wants to talk to You” That’s how the BBC series ‘Like Minds: Why is using alcohol to cope so common?‘ begins.  Whether you call it alcohol abuse, alcoholism or alcohol use disorder , alcohol addiction

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Walking Away from the Wine o’ Clock Routine

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 I’d

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