Tag: alcohol-use-disorder

Bursting the Bubble: One Year of Freedom from Alcohol

As I was thinking about how to write this article – how to best express my feelings about one whole year of sobriety –  I remembered something I saw on an episode of The Biggest Loser several years ago. One of the contestants on that particular season, Abby, had been through a horrific tragedy when her husband

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From I NEED to I AM… Traveling Through my first months sober

I Am

It was ten months ago. Right at the beginning of the high-pressure holiday season. I had poured out the last of my vodka bottle and had finished my last beer. I knew that it was time to quit drinking but I had been denied entry into inpatient rehab. I decided I was going to go

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The Magic of the Sober Toolbox to Power Your Will

Have you ever heard that you can’t stop drinking with willpower alone? It’s true! But what does that actually mean? Of course, it takes willpower to stop drinking! You have to decide. You have to commit. You have to make living alcohol-free non-negotiable if you’re going to have any chance of staying sober. But willpower

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How to Stop Drinking – Make This the Week That Your Sobriety Takes Off

The Journey is on - How to Stop Drinking

When I was in my late 40’s, I found myself desperate to stop drinking but not sure how to do it. I’d seemed to others to be a contented “party girl” for decades, but things were changing for me in middle age. My drinking had escalated to a depressing nightly ritual that I justified as

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