Tag: alcoholism

  • How I Ditched the Dysfunctional Drinking

    How I Ditched the Dysfunctional Drinking

    Have you ever felt like your anticipation of having a drink was greater than the pleasure derived from drinking it? A few years ago, I was drinking too much, too often, and I began to realize I wasn’t enjoying the drinking anymore, and yet I didn’t want to stop. What I wanted was to drink more. […]

  • Tomorrow Starts Today

    Tomorrow Starts Today

    When I first dipped my toe into thinking about stopping drinking, reading quit lit and following the online sobriety community, I had a severe case of the “I’m not THAT bad” syndrome. Comparing myself to others softened my own self doubt and shame. I’m not proud of it, especially now that alcohol has humbled me […]

  • How Do You Help Someone Stop Drinking Before it’s Too Late? What if It’s You?

    How Do You Help Someone Stop Drinking Before it’s Too Late? What if It’s You?

    When I was nearing the point where I had to stop drinking, or risk losing myself to alcohol, I turned to my Google bar and searched “what is a high functioning alcoholic?”. Like many people who develop a potentially life destroying problem with alcohol I was able to continue drinking heavily night after night because […]

  • What’s it Like to Live in Sobertown?

    What’s it Like to Live in Sobertown?

    I was recently introduced to a podcast called SOBERTOWN at https://www.sobertownpodcast.com. Who are they at Sobertown? We refer to ourselves as “Sober Warriors” because the fight against addiction is a grisly battle that takes no prisoners. Real people die every day from complications and repercussions of long-term alcohol use, a tragic end that is 100% preventable […]

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