Tag: Sobriety

30 posts for 30 days To Help You Quit Drinking

A big fear of mine when things shut down in Spring 2020 was being without booze. When we first locked down to prevent the spread of Covid19, many of our governments deemed alcohol an essential item and  I was comforted that drinking away the Covid lockdown blues would be celebrated as a natural reaction to

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I am NOT the Lie Alcohol Had Me Believing I Was

When I was drinking I was in a very dark place. At first, the darkness was a quiet place that I craved. I allowed the darkness to consume me, even welcomed it at times, because I thought I had control of it. But before long I lost control and was completely buried by alcohol’s hold

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Too Much Vodka Under the Bridge

Sometimes I think back to what it was like. The phone calls, the screams, the fear in my throat wondering what the person ringing me was talking about. The fear of betraying someone and doing it anyway. The Dr. visits with hands gripping each other tightly. Being slumped zombie-like over the couch. The sad goodbye

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7 Perspectives on Feeling the Feels – Emotional Regulation in Sobriety

I’ve always thought that I drank to numb. To avoid. To not bloody feel. And that was true some of the time. But I don’t think the story ends there. I think sometimes, we drink to feel. We can sometimes drink to a very emotional level. Emotional regulation up and down? Ever been the drunk

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