Tag: Stop drinking without AA

  • Wouldn’t it be Great….

    Wouldn’t it be Great….

    When we first stop drinking, wouldn’t it have been great if all of the people we like and love could just say….. FANTASTIC! GO YOU! LET’S FORGET ABOUT SHARING A DRINK AND JUST CELEBRATE BEING TOGETHER ! Those of us who stop drinking find that many of the people we love just don’t get it. […]

  • The Good Stuff about Alcoholics Anonymous

    The Good Stuff about Alcoholics Anonymous

    First a disclaimer, my most intense AA grudges are rooted in the trauma of growing up Catholic. Otherwise, I would do what many folks do: Focus on the good of AA and ignore/laugh off the rest, plus add a zing of rebellion. I would refer to myself as “AA Member” and not “Alcoholic” because that’s […]

  • Rethink the Drink

    Rethink the Drink

    Fix it. Change it. Direct it. When we take hold of the reigns we generate a sense of power – a sense of control – and that in and of itself is a catalyst for change. Be the change you want in your life.

  • Reach for Empowerment

    Reach for Empowerment

    “We Love it, we commiserate with it, we celebrate with it, but you have a Problem with It, and Nobody wants to talk to You” – That’s how the BBC series ‘Like Minds: Why is using alcohol to cope so common?‘ begins. Whether you call it alcohol abuse, alcoholism or alcohol use disorder, alcohol addiction […]