Tag: Addiction

Loneliness and Meditation- Just Say "YES" to Sunday Morning Calm

Last night I felt lonely. It was Saturday night and I was home alone. Usually I don’t feel this way but from time to time I do. There’s a stigma attached to loneliness, at least as I perceive it. Loneliness is seen as unpleasant, a dis-ease. Loneliness is seen as something that should be cured with

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Alcohol-Free Sex the Sober Treat that Trumps Chocolate and Cupcakes

If you are anything like me you’ve rarely had sober sex. I am 36, I have been drinking since I was 13, and I am addicted to alcohol. I could count on one hand the number of times I’ve had sex without being under the influence. So it comes as no surprise to me now

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How to Stop Drinking Away the Pain-

I spent a long time not wanting to drink and found myself drinking anyway.  Sometimes it was a learned response to my body’s signals for something else like hunger or thirst. Sometimes I drank to numb emotional pain. If you spell the acronym HALT – hungry, angry, lonely, tired- those are the triggers that set off

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Alcohol Related Deaths are up 100% in Twenty years

White Coffin Alcohol related deaths

A headline that I saw a couple of days ago about the rise in alcohol related deaths in the U.S., Alcohol-related deaths more than doubled in last two decades, came back on my feed today from NPR, U.S. Alcohol-Related Deaths Have Doubled, Study Says. Sadly, I am not surprised by this study because I’ve been

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I never Hit Rock Bottom. I'm Not Addicted!

To everyone who doesn’t fit in the 10% or so of people reported to have a serious drinking problem, but think that they might be drinking too much. To everyone who sees articles like this, Alcohol-related deaths more than doubled in last two decades: study, and start to reconsider they’re drinking routine. To everyone who

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