The idea that we need to practice quitting drinking before sobriety sticks is no surprise. I tried to quit smoking several times before I finally pulled it off. I got better at it, I knew what to expect. I quit and have not had a cigarette in decades and do not fondly think of them
Does alcohol drown out your natural ability to tame your anxiety?Anxiety that’s screaming to just be understood and heardLike a woodpecker or similar determined bird? Does your anxiety just want to deviously play? Or could it have something important to say?If we continue to ignore it every dayWhy doesn’t it just give upAnd go away?
If you think about it logically everyone who drinks alcohol for the very first time and continues to drink it over the following years drinks it for one simple reason and that is to change their brain patterns with a drug. Maybe a small change, maybe a large change. But we put alcohol (or any
After experiencing depression in my early twenties and being put on mind-numbing drugs for a period of time, I have developed a sixth sense of awareness for when I feel myself slipping back into that unexplained ‘sadness’, that ‘scary’ place. Six weeks ago when I realized that my anxiety and mood swings were leading me