Tag: Addiction

Are You Ready to End Your Abusive Relationship With Alcohol?

Follow your Heart How is your relationship with alcohol affecting your other relationships

Today is an important day for me. Today is my son’s birthday. He is already in his 30’s and that’s how long my relationship with alcohol pushed him out the way. For a large part of his life, I wasn’t present. Oh, I was there – but I wasn’t there for him. Because I was

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FALLING INTO DARKNESS TO FIND THE LIGHT – Slipping but Not Sliding in my 3rd Year Sober

Down The Rabbit hole Slipping Without Relapse in 3rd Year Sober

This is a story I hoped that I would never have to tell, but telling my story, the triumphs and the failures, is the accountability that has helped me stay sober. Nine days ago, in 3rd year sober, I slipped hard. I drank to a dangerous level, even though I have a toolbox full of

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From I Can’t to I Won’t to I Don’t Drink -Celebrating 6 Months Sober

Woman looking at wine glasses I can't drink I won't drink I don't Drink 6 months sober

Can’t, won’t, or don’t… words for thought. Today is my birthday and I am 6 months sober! On my six-month sober anniversary, what can I say to help if you are trying to stop drinking? I can tell you alcohol lied to me. It told me it was helping me. I believed it for way too

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Finding Balance at 6 Months Sober

Shoes balanced Finding Balance at 6 months sober

Today I am 166 days alcohol-free. Almost 6 months sober! This is not my first attempt at sobriety but this time around I’m starting to feel almost happy with my decision to quit (98% happy anyway). Alcohol-Free! This time with convictionBecause I’m worth so much moreThen the misery of addiction! Last night when I was

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