If you are anything like me you’ve rarely had sober sex. I am 36, I have been drinking since I was 13, and I am addicted to alcohol. I could count on one hand the number of times I’ve had sex without being under the influence. So it comes as no surprise to me now
When you’re first Alcohol Free, when you’re in early days of sobriety and are feeling a bit fragile, how do you enjoy holiday time – beach resorts, all inclusive vacation packages, cruises and big adventures full of tempting night life – without picking up the drink that you just put down? Are you ready? Do
I spent a long time not wanting to drink and found myself drinking anyway. Sometimes it was a learned response to my body’s signals for something else like hunger or thirst. Sometimes I drank to numb emotional pain. If you spell the acronym HALT – hungry, angry, lonely, tired- those are the triggers that set off
I know from many years of experience, the feeling of being out on a Saturday night and then missing out on the next morning because I was too hung over and tired and wallowing in my disappointment and self-loathing and regret. I think there are people who had it a lot worse. I mean, I was never out of control with it, never hit “rock bottom”, but I saw the pattern of addictive behavior and alcoholism probably going back many many generations and at some point decided that it wasn’t worth it.
It becomes a lifestyle choice. I want to be there and fully present for life as much as possible.
To everyone who doesn’t fit in the 10% or so of people reported to have a serious drinking problem, but think that they might be drinking too much. To everyone who sees articles like this, Alcohol-related deaths more than doubled in last two decades: study, and start to reconsider they’re drinking routine. To everyone who