Tag: Sobriety

The Ghost of Christmas Past …

Santa Hat Remembering Sober Christmas

I never counted days sober. I didn’t know it was “a thing” until I had a lotof alcohol-free days behind me. But I counted milestones in my first year. Myfirst AF July 4th, Thanksgiving, New Years, Birthday. I recognized myfirst year. When I realized I was coming up on my 5th holiday season alcoholfree, it

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Finding Empowerment in Demystifying Sober

Winged Victory Demystifying Sober BOOM Community Online support to stop drinking

I struggled with my drinking for years even after it became obvious to me that I had a problem with alcohol because I felt like I had to drink. Alcohol had always been a part of the landscape in my world. Alcoholism was discussed in my family as something that could be in my future

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Evolving From my First Sober Christmas – Anger, Nature & Miracles

I’ll never forget my first sober Christmas. It’s a tough gig being sober in the Christmas season! I think a lot of us are feeling triggered by all the booze around at this time of year : social media, commercials, posters, parties, stacks and stacks of booze at the end of supermarket aisles. And then

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Sober Focus – Finding the Truth About Alcohol and Drinking Culture Through Writing and Community

Finding the Truth About Alcohol and Drinking Culture Through Writing and Community

The man takes a drink, the drink takes a drink, the drink takes the man – is a saying that has been attributed to F Scott Fitzgerald, but is also said to come from Ireland , or perhaps it’s a proverb from Japan or China. Wherever those words came from, they tell the story of

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