Tag: Addiction

  • This is Us – Families, Addiction and the Legacy of Shame

    This is Us – Families,  Addiction and the Legacy of Shame

    Have you ever watched the show This is Us ? It’s a series that airs in the US. A show about families in all their brokenness and loving awesomeness. If you haven’t watched it and have it available, I highly recommend it but keep the tissues close by. Last night I watched a recent episode […]

  • The Fuckit Bucket

    The Fuckit Bucket

    If you’ve ever given up drinking you will have read a myriad of articles proclaiming how fabulous life is sober: words of hope, words of praise, page upon page of unimaginable achievement. Since I stopped drinking 4.5 years ago I’ve become increasingly aware that these articles are pretty one-sided tending to focus on the whoop-whoop […]

  • Breaking the Spell of Wine o’Clock

    Breaking the Spell of Wine o’Clock

    I think that it was the author Lucy Rocca who coined the term Wine Witch. Belle, who writes the blog Tired of Thinking about Drinking, came up with a malevolent wine o’clock voice named Wolfie. In the rational recovery program, the smiling assassin’s Drink Now voice is called The Feast Beast. And indeed, what I […]

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

    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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