Tag: alcoholic

  • Getting It

    Before we can stop drinking we have to understand why we need to. That sounds simple but those of us who have gotten to that point know that it is not. We justify our drinking as an adult release. We think that we are entitled and of course, it is necessary for us to have […]

  • Coming Out Sober

    Coming Out Sober BOOM Community Rethink the Drink

    I’m a bit over a year sensationally sober and it’s time to COME OUT! The stigma and shame surrounding alcoholism made privacy and anonymity crucial to my success in my first year , but at some point, those of us who have managed to stay alcohol-free for long enough to feel solid, need to stand […]

  • Alcoholic Analogy: Pickles and Cucumbers

    I’m reading Caroline Knapp’s book Drinking -A love story, and some things really clicked today “…… Most alcoholics (not all) sooner or later have to grapple with the idea that they have a disease. Some people drink in wildly alcoholic the first time they ever taste the stuff….But those of us who’ve experienced more gradual […]

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