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Join Us in Discussing the book Chasing the Scream by Johann Hari
I first read Johann Hari’s book Chasing the Scream, in September 2016. I was 18 months sober and working with my orchestra on a cruise ship. While my colleagues were all enthusiastically enjoying the all-you-can-drink hospitality I found refuge in the ship’s library. I had read a lot of what is often called “quit lit” in […]
10 Tools to Help You Break the Alcohol Habit
Why do so many smokers keep smoking though they say they want to quit? Or people say they need to eat heathier or exercise more but don’t do it? Or drinkers who know its unhealthy yet keep drinking? Why did I still drink after deciding to stop so many times? Why could I not break […]
Sober Diaries – A Boom Community Book Club Selection
The Sober Diaries by Clare Pooley is light, airy, truthful and funny as hell. Unlike many books on addiction and recovery, the “heavy going,” the “how to,” the “reasons why,” and “cautionary tales”, Sober Diaries speaks to the realities of actual drinking and actual recovery from an actual person who I could relate to so […]
Just Don’t Drink ?
Several times in the past few years, I made a resolution to stop drinking alcohol and to work hard at staying sober. I put my foot down with myself and said “Just Don’t Drink!” But after a few weeks or even days, I gave in to the call of the alcohol. I had worked very […]