Tag: Relapse

Dancing with the Devil I Know

Nice to meet you; My name is ‘Al’, You ask me ‘What’s your aim?’. I am your very best friend, just listen, I’ll explain. I can make you feel good, take away your doubt, your fear,your pain. You can be free, One of us,the In Crowd The ones who know what there is to gain.

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The Fuckit Bucket

If you’ve ever given up drinking you will have read a myriad of articles proclaiming how fabulous life is without booze: words of hope, words of praise, page upon page of unimaginable achievement. Since I stopped drinking 4.5 years ago I’ve become increasingly aware that these articles are pretty one-sided tending to focus on the

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The Only Way to Fail is to Stop Trying

I’ve been free from the shackles of alcohol for over three years now and my oh my has life changed in the most wonderful of ways. Yet that amount of time ago, plus one day, I was gripped by an addiction to alcohol that had overtaken my life. Drinking was my favourite thing! Or at

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Getting Back to Sober When You Slip

Sometimes people take a break from drinking, drink again, and then have an awful time getting back on track. Relapse may feel like the right word to you or it may feel overly dramatic but I know from my own experience after being sober nine months in both of my pregnancies that when I started

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