Tag: neuroplasticity

Finding Balance at 6 Months Sober

Shoes balanced Finding Balance at 6 months sober

Today I am 166 days alcohol-free. Almost 6 months sober! This is not my first attempt at sobriety but this time around I’m starting to feel almost happy with my decision to quit (98% happy anyway). Alcohol-Free! This time with convictionBecause I’m worth so much moreThen the misery of addiction! Last night when I was

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Alternate Routes – Switching Lanes from Addiction to Recovery

I read Marc Lewis’ book The Biology of Desire when I was 8 months sober. It was the last of many books that I read that year on the topic of addiction and recovery. One of the interesting things about Marc’s book was that unlike the other books I had been reading it did not

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How I Became Alcohol-Free – Thoughts on Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis

When you give up alcohol you have to go through a process of change. I don’t mean the change of you’ve decided to try stopping drinking alcohol. On its own, it can be argued that that statement is meaningless and possibly/probably bound to fail. Maybe you’ve made a decision to give up alcohol and you

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My Beautiful Mind at 1,000 days Sober

Painted woman's face

I can’t remember ever aspiring to be sober. The word sober always seemed sad and dull and heavy to me. When I was young, when I was checking out adults to see which type I’d like to become, the sober adults seemed rather stiff. I was either told that they couldn’t drink because they had

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