What makes us happy? What gives us joy? What brings real comfort? How do we find peace? Most of us could have easily answered those questions at age three or four or five. But when was the last time we even stopped to consider them? One of the soul-stripping effects of any addiction is the
I had a friend who I thought was funny, quirky and troublesome. She was troublesome, but I thought that together we were so much fun that everyone would forgive us for the scrapes we got into. I used to really like hanging out with her but things turned. Meeting up with her started to drain
I’ve been sober almost four and a half years. I don’t call myself alcoholic but for lack of a better word I used the term alcoholic in the title. I could say that I have “Alcohol Use Disorder” or AUD but those labels are both clinical and clumsy. I don’t identify as an addict either.
55 Great Reasons to be Alcohol-Free with 12 posts to help you Stop Drinking and Stay Happily Sober About 10 years ago I realized that my nightly wine o’ clock routine was becoming a ball and chain. When I tried to stop drinking I could stop for a week here and there but once I
The other a day a friend told me that when she was young she drank to magnify the beauty of life . That really struck me because that is exactly what I thought when I was young. When I drank with friends and with lovers, long before I really became addicted and drank just to