The Only Way to Fail is to Stop Trying

I’ve been free from the shackles of alcohol for over three years now and my oh my has life changed in the most wonderful of ways. Yet that amount of time ago, plus one day, I was gripped by an addiction to alcohol that had overtaken my life. Drinking was my favourite thing! Or at

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Do you Want to Drink or Do you Need to Drink? – Dropping the Denial

When I was deep into my years of drinking heavily most nights and regretting it most mornings, I developed a routine of carefully saying “I’m drinking because I want a drink. I don’t NEED a drink I want one”. I was consciously saying WANT instead of NEED because if I admitted to needing a drink

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Top Ten Answers for when that Little Voice tells us to have a Drink because we’re Down

10. No Because drinking can bring back memories of bad experiences, especially if they involved alcohol. 9. No because drinking can keep our anti-depressant or anti-anxiety meds from working. 8. No because drinking increases our chances of having an accident or doing something stupid – things which will only make us more down. 7. No

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