Tag: Alcohol

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

The Journey is on - How to Stop Drinking

When I was in my late 40’s, I found myself desperate to stop drinking but not sure how to do it. I’d seemed to others to be a contented “party girl” for decades, but things were changing for me in middle age. My drinking had escalated to a depressing nightly ritual that I justified as

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How I Stopped Drinking – Calling Out the Truth of What Alcohol Was to Me

Why did I stop drinking? I bought the wine o’clock as me-time ideal. I was the woman who could do everything, did do everything, and deserved a drink or 2 at the end of the day. I didn’t use alcohol to self-medicate because I had repressed issues. I drank because it was my reward and

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The Queen’s Gambit – An Honest Reflection of My Alcoholism

Wine glasses on Chess board- The Queen's Gambit and alcoholism

I saw a Twitter discourse on the “lie” and glamorization of addiction in the Queen’s Gambit. People I really admire and respect in the online sobriety community are challenging the portrayal of alcoholism in the popular Netflix series. They want to know: How is this untarnished youth and beauty alcoholism? Where is the weight gain?

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What Does it Take to Stay Sober – Grabbing Ahold after Slips, Slides and Relapse

My aunt told me she once asked a coworker what it took for him to get sober and his answer was, “It took every drink it took.” I think about that a lot. In my previous attempts to let go of alcohol, I’ve gotten stuck in the “one size fits all” idea of recovery. The

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