Tag: Anxiety

  • Stepping Out From Under the Influence

    Stepping Out From Under the Influence

    I used to look in the mirror the morning after a binge drinking session with heart palpitations and my head pounding, glazed eyes looking dully back demanding that ALCOHOL DOES NOTHING FOR ME! My problem with drinking and addiction, which stemmed from trying to numb trauma, didn’t really set in for me until I was…

  • Anxiety, Alcohol and Sobriety

    Anxiety, Alcohol and Sobriety

    Disclaimer: Many people suffer from anxiety disorders. They are very real, very treatable medical conditions. The intent of this post is not to speak about anxiety in terms of those medical conditions, but rather to speak about it as it relates to my experience with alcohol abuse and sobriety. If you are struggling with anxiety…

  • Alcohol, Anxiety and the Octopus

    Alcohol, Anxiety and the Octopus

    Have you seen the Netflix documentary My Octopus Teacher ? Watching it was a revelation to me and shed so much light on my relationship with alcohol and anxiety. The Octopus is a fascinating and brilliant creature of survival. When she must go out into the world, the octopus can change colors, camouflaging herself to…

  • Not My Circus Not My Monkeys

    Not My Circus Not My Monkeys

    What are the reasons I drank? Alcohol had become my ‘go to’ for all life’s ups and downs. I’m not alone in that. That’s why many people drink alcohol. So what are the reasons you need to drink alcohol? Have you found any of them yet? My embers were always slow burning in me and…

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