Tag: Sobriety

  • Seeing Myself Reflected by the Town Drunk

    I live in a very small town, and like all small towns we have a town drunk. He’s a guy who does odd jobs around the village all day, and can be seen staggering drunk at the gas station at closing time. The gas station has a little coffee bar and you can also buy […]

  • Beat the Binge Drinking Routine

    When I was 25 I had acupuncture to quit smoking. After the treatment, they taped a tiny mustard seed to my ear and told me to press on it if I had a craving. They also gave me a little bottle of peppermint oil to sniff if I felt foggy-brained. The peppermint oil was amazing […]

  • Ten Ways to Overcome My Drinking Problem

    Ten Ways to Overcome My Drinking Problem, a memo to myself: 1. Write a letter to yourself, explaining how you feel, and feel about yourself, after you have had too much. Post it where you can see it when you are thinking about drinking, or carry it in your purse or wallet. 2. Make your […]

  • Don’t Slip Away……

    This week is the anniversary of my brother’s death. It was 1982, a very long time ago, but my whole perspective on his death changed recently when friends in my on-line community, helped me understand that his death was not a suicide but a drug related accident. It was a quantum shift in my narrative […]

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