Tag: Alcohol

Pain, Split-Second decisions and My Addict Voice

Yesterday I threw my back out. This morning, after performing the complicated gymnastic maneuver that it takes for me to get out of bed, I was making coffee and feeling quite literally like I’d been kicked in the back by an elephant and a little voice popped into my head whispering  A Cigarette would make

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Everybody’s Talkin’ At Me

Lollie Kay’s Dream Alley… A collection of sound, image, and musings from a sober artist in progress. I love a good film. I once tried to quit drinking by way of what I coined “sobriety through cinema”. Every time there was an urge to drink myself into a stupor I’d watch a film instead. It

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What is Wrong With this Picture?

Crayons, glue, backpack, binders, a magnum of wine. Ready for the first day of school. When did it become ok to sell the wine with the back to school supplies? Has wine and parenting become so enmeshed? It makes me sad to see that. I know that 5 or 6 years ago those big bottles

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Breaking Free

Change is hard. Most of us associate change with control. Controlling our appetites. Controlling our impulses. Ten or so years ago, when I found myself desperate to stop drinking, the first book I reached for was Allen Carr’s Easyway to Control Alcohol. Those Big Letters across the front CONTROL- ALCOHOL That book did not do

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Cognitive Dissonance

If you are out to dinner and are offered a glass of wine you’ll most likely be questioned if you turn it down. We’ve been taught to believe that wine is good for us and drinking is essential to having a good time in social situations so how could you possibly turn down the drink,

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