Tag: neuroplasticity

Alternate Routes

I read Marc Lewis’ book 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. The interesting thing about Marc’s book was that unlike the other books I read it did not inspire me to stay sober

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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 couldn’t drink because they had a

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