Tag: Addiction

Words Have Power to Create and Destroy – Tell Your Story Wisely

When you decide to stop drinking you’re opening your mind up to the choice that is actually more about freedom than restriction. The freedom to never need to drink again. Everything we do in life is a choice. But our choices reflect MUCH more than just saying yes or no to something. Our childhoods, our

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How to Stop Drinking – Make This the Week That Your Sobriety Takes Off

Woman shooting arrow- Make this the week that you stop drinking

Five years ago I found myself desperate to stop drinking but not sure how to do it. My drinking had escalated to daily blackout levels at some point in 2008. My justification was stress and loneliness. The combination of being a single parent, a high-pressure job and the 2-hour daily commute made me feel trapped

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How Do You Stay Sober When Your Friends Encourage You to Drink?

Don't Stop The Party! Are your Friends Making it Hard for you to stay sober

At five years openly sober I have friends and family who still unwittingly try to enable me to drink. They don’t mean to hurt me. They want the best for me. But to them, the best thing for me is being able to drink when I want to and stop when I want to, and

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