Tag: alcoholism

  • Celebrate Arid August with Hope and Energy

    I might still be stuck in a nightly black-out, binge drinking routine if I hadn’t found the book Drink by Ann Dowsett Johnson. I related to much of Ann’s story of addiction and was inspired by her recovery through Alcoholics Anonymous, but what left the greatest impression on me was her analysis of why so […]

  • Reach for Empowerment

    “We Love it, we commiserate with it, we celebrate with it, but you have a Problem with It, and Nobody wants to talk to You” – That’s how the BBC series ‘Like Minds: Why is using alcohol to cope so common?‘ begins. Whether you call it alcohol abuse, alcoholism or alcohol use disorder, alcohol addiction […]

  • Top Ten Things you can Do to Help Maintain Sobriety

    Take your brain out of it. Remember when you learned to ride a bike? When you were thinking about it, you wobbled all over the place, but then the time came when you just did it. Don’t dwell on sobriety; Just make it an integral non-optional part of your life. Then move on to other things.

  • Walking Away from the Wine o’ Clock Routine

    person walking away from drinking

    I didn’t understand what an alcohol-induced blackout was until I read Sarah Hepola’s book Blackout : Remembering the things I Drank to Forget. Before I stopped drinking I had actually had many blackouts, I just didn’t realize that when I woke up with no memory of going to sleep, and no memory of the conversations […]

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