Tag: Sobriety

  • The Problem with Alcohol

    The Problem with Alcohol

    You take a drink The drink takes a drink The drink takes you I grew up with the idea that most adults drank but some had a problem with alcohol. Adults who had a problem with alcohol were called alcoholics. Alcoholics joined AA where they swore to never drink again and were given chips every […]

  • How I Launched my Escape from the Alcohol Prison – Thoughts from a former Gray Area Drinker

    How I Launched my Escape from the Alcohol Prison – Thoughts from a former Gray Area Drinker

    When I tried Dry January in 2020, I counted the days till I could drink again. After enduring rules, regulations, slips, and slides galore (i.e. moderation), I came back and tried again … but for three months. I read somewhere that you need at least three months to get the full benefits of sobriety. For […]

  • Start Where You Stand

    Start Where You Stand

    Today I discovered a quote, hidden in a 2009 email written to myself, where I was struggling with drinking, moderating, and perhaps abstinence?   Simply, it said:  “Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command,and better tools will be […]

  • 4 Inspiring Short Videos to Celebrate Living Alcohol-Free

    4 Inspiring Short Videos to Celebrate Living Alcohol-Free

    Hearing that phrase used to make me cringe. It is a celebratory phrase. A hopeful phrase. A phrase that conjures up promise and joy. Yet because I had heard that phrase associated many times with Alcoholics Anonymous it carried with it the stigma I felt when I thought about alcoholism, and the need to go […]

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