It was just over 4 years ago now that I took my first day off work because of a hangover. I was broken and full of self-disgust and a sense of utter helplessness. How had my drinking gotten so out of control? It seriously wasn’t fun anymore – and hadn’t been for quite some time.
Lots of folks these days, seem fired up about ending the stigma and/or shame of being in recovery, but I still see the labels of “alcoholic” and “addict” tossed about and used by some of the leading voices, and on progressive platforms. I know some things die hard but I’m all for retiring pathological and
In a nutshell, the witching hour is most likely a sign of low blood glucose (hypoglycaemia) rather than some psychological weakness or failing. So, fix the hypoglycemia and the cravings will go away. They do anyway after some time alcohol free, which could be because the hypoglycemia’s been fixed or because the liver has returned to normal, or both.
I have been talking about going to a Refuge Recovery meeting for months and months. Maybe a year. Sometimes I do something just because I’m so sick of hearing myself TALK about doing it so I finally DID! I was all jazzed up after listening to an interview with the Refuge Recovery founder Noah Levine