Tag: High-functioning-alcoholic

The HIDDEN despair and deaths from Alcohol-Abuse….

Alcohol kills.  Yes, it really does.  But it’s often a slow and very complex decline and the ‘cherry on the cake’ of already blighted lives.  This UK research study into Assessment Reviews of people who died from alcohol shows how complex it is. We must learn to stop stigmatising.  First, we stop stigmatising ourselves: so

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Musings from Five Years Alcohol-Free

I can remember being in awe of people who had gone for a long time alcohol-free. I never thought I’d do it. In fact, to be truthful I didn’t think I COULD do it. I’d tried to reduce, moderate, change the drink in my glass, go a month without and start again. When I drank

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‘I would die for my children but I could not stop drinking for them’……

There is a very good reason that after over four years sober I still blog in my community most days. I’m going to do whatever it takes to hold onto my freedom because alcohol addiction is serious business. The risk of relapse is high even after years of sobriety, but I believe the key is

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Seeing Myself Reflected by the Town Drunk

I live in a very small town, and like all small towns we have a town drunk. He’s a guy who does odd jobs around the village all day, and can be seen staggering drunk at the gas station at closing time. The gas station has a little coffee bar and you can also buy

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What Works – Two years Sober

Don’t think for a second I don’t understand. Don’t think I don’t know exactly what you’re going through. Don’t think for a second I didn’t go through exactly what you’re feeling. I am so sorry you are scared and miss drinking and think you have no choice but to stay as you are.