Tag: Sober Solutions

The alcohol effect on middle aged “fun” sensors

There is a lot of science out there about the chemistry of the brain and the effect of alcohol on it. The bottom line from all research whether pro or anti-alcohol is more or less the same. Alcohol affects the brain, PERIOD!!!! I would love to go out there and do tons of research, but

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Simple Solutions to Beat the Binge Drinking Routine

During the six long years between the day I knew I needed to stop drinking, and the day I finally did, there was a lot of pain and frustration that might have been avoided if I’d known a few simple things. It is of course obvious that if you’re going to stop drinking….you have to

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Sunday Morning Calm – Spring Rain

It’s still early spring, but so far it has been mostly grey and rainy. This has begun to affect some people emotionally, so I’ve been told, and it has affected me as well.  Some days and weeks are more challenging than others and that’s just the way life is. I’ve had some good moments this

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Why is it so Hard to Stop Drinking ?

Many people scoff at the idea that they are addicted to alcohol. We associate alcohol addiction with physical dependance but you do not have to be a late stage, physically dependant alcoholic to be addicted to drinking. Even if you only drink on weekends your brain has learned to associate certain times and activities with a feeling of neccessity to drink. Breaking out of habitually drinking after work on Friday poses many of the same diffiulties of breaking out of habitually drinking every night. It takes focus and preperation to get sober and stay sober whether your addiction is to a daily dose or simply a routine of weekend drinking.

The Conversation in my Head

I hear a distant voice telling me I deserve a reward. “You’ve done well” it says.“Damn right!” I proudly proclaim“You deserve a treat” I hear, “You should celebrate”.
“I should” I think to myself, “I do deserve it”.
“A nice glass of wine or a whiskey would be a good way to mark the milestone” whispers the voice.