Tag: Addiction

Un-Drowning – Rising Up From a Legacy of Alcohol Addiction

Woman swimming up Un-drowning Rising up from a legacy of alcohol addiction

My mom was a great lady.  Fiercely independent, she could stretch my dad’s paycheck to feed their 7 children, as well as embrace foster children when they needed shelter.  She was quick and witty and funny. Mom sewed clothes for us, and we felt so blessed to have her make us special clothes. She made

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Understanding Fading Affect Bias and Staying Sober with an Online Community

Fading image of Woman Understanding Fading Affect Bias and Staying Sober with an Online Community

Everyone who has ever tried to stay sober is familiar with that seductive voice that forgets the pain of drinking too much. Psychologists call it the fading affect bias, more commonly known as FAB, which simply means that memories associated with negative emotions tend to be forgotten more quickly than those associated with positive emotions. Fading

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Beating Back Alcohol Cravings

Fresh water splashing in hands Beat alcohol cravings

Alcohol cravings come and go throughout the first months sober. If you are in your first month alcohol-free, whether doing Dry July or a longer stretch, by day 20 most of the nightly cravings for alcohol have likely become quite manageable. But the occasional devil on your shoulder, little voice in your head, can come

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