Tag: Stop Drinking Community

Top Ten Answers for when that Little Voice tells us to have a Drink because we’re Down

10. No Because drinking can bring back memories of bad experiences, especially if they involved alcohol. 9. No because drinking can keep our anti-depressant or anti-anxiety meds from working. 8. No because drinking increases our chances of having an accident or doing something stupid – things which will only make us more down. 7. No

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We Fight Back Together

A community to help you stop or slow down is important. If you don’t smoke and never did it’s hard to understand the appeal of cigarettes. Cigarettes smell bad, taste bad and are laced with toxic chemicals like arsenic and ammonia. They are also expensive and most people don’t consider it cool or glamorous to

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Why is it so Hard to Stop Drinking ?

I remember a couple of years ago telling a friend that I couldn’t stop smoking because I had some writing to do. I knew that for at least a few weeks I would not be able to write without talking myself into a cigarette. I knew that I would literally not be able to concentrate

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The Conversation in my Head

I hear a distant voice telling me I deserve a reward. “You’ve done well” it says. “Damn right!” I proudly proclaim. “Feeling pretty good?” I hear it ask. “You know it” I reply. “You’re rather proud of yourself” the voice notes. And, yes I am. “You should be” it says. I am enjoying my accomplishment,

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I am Whole Again

It is the end of a year. On January 7, 2018 I had my last drink of alcohol. I don’t remember it or much of the preceding two days. In truth and unknowingly, I was poisoning myself. I would come to the next day in extreme abdominal pain and internal hemorrhaging. Fortunately, still alive. Very

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