Tag: staying-sober

From I Can’t to I Won’t to I Don’t Drink -Celebrating 6 Months Sober

Woman looking at wine glasses I can't drink I won't drink I don't Drink 6 months sober

My therapist said last week, “ there are three phases of addiction recovery… I can’t drink, I won’t drink, and I don’t drink”. I sat there kind of proudly for a moment knowing for sure that I wasn’t in the “I can’t drink” phase… and maybe, at 6 months sober I’m on the edge of

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When You’re Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired – How to Say No to Alcohol in The Party Season

Woman with Party Hangover- How to so no to alcohol because you're sick and tired of being sick and tired

When I chose to eliminate alcohol from my life I knew it would be hard at the beginning. I learnt very quickly that by changing the drink in my glass – I was also changing my life for the better. After an on off alcohol drinking career that had lasted 34 years with many ups and

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Easing out of the Battle to Stay Sober

Woman looking up peacefully Finally Easing out of the Battle to stop slipping and Stay Sober

I spent over 2 years battling with my addiction to booze and my drinking got worse before it got better. Over those 2 years of slipping while trying to stay sober, I ended up hating booze so much. Until the triggers happened and the cravings called. Then booze was once again my adult comforter. After

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9 Months Sober – My Transformation

My total transformation in 9 months sober feels something like the evolution of a baby from conception to birth. Nine months is long enough to transform a twinkle in the eyes exchanged over a candlelight dinner, to a healthy, bouncing baby. Cells grew and evolved. The changes were hidden at first….your private secret, held close

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