Musings from Five Years Alcohol-Free

I can remember being in awe of people who had gone for a long time alcohol-free. I never thought I’d do it. In fact, to be truthful I didn’t think I COULD do it. I’d tried to reduce, moderate, change the drink in my glass, go a month without and start again. When I drank

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Into the long grass: Relationships, self-worth and self-esteem in early sobriety

Sure, there will be bad days when I will ponder the causes of my addiction, but as time goes by they will be fewer and further between. I will be buoyed by the fact that today, I behaved with dignity, today I did not people please, today I did not do something that went against my better nature thus causing sadness and resentment. Today I held my head high and demanded to be treated with respect because I am worth it.

I am Dead

Yup……..You read that right………. You see….Once I was a man who thought he knew everything. I knew who I was, where I was going and what I was going to do next. I sailed down the road of life with my constant companion…BOOZE….. Together we had allot of good times and actually accomplished allot of

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