Tag: alcoholism

  • 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 […]

  • The Adventure of Discovery in Recovery – A Podcast with Thoughts on Neuroplasticity in Sobriety

    The Adventure of Discovery in Recovery – A Podcast with Thoughts on Neuroplasticity in Sobriety

    I once thought that if I was going to be successful at staying sober long term, I would have to join Alcoholics Anonymous and work the 12 steps, but as I near the beginning of my 7th-year alcohol- free, I have found that following my own path has meant that rather than “living in recovery” […]

  • Everything I Needed to Go Sober I Learned Teaching Preschool

    Everything I Needed to Go Sober I Learned Teaching Preschool

    I’m a preschool teacher. A newly sober preschool teacher who stopped indulging in “wine time” when my drinking slid from concerning, to alarming. I’ve been noticing as I write my way through my second year sober that the first months of my sober journey followed the curriculum I teach at school pretty closely. We start […]

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