Category Archives: Recovery

I Haven’t Had a Drink in Three Years

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I Haven’t Had a Drink in Three Years Today I have three years sober. By the grace of some cosmic force that allows space to infinitely — magnificently — expand into nothingness, I haven’t tasted alcohol in 1,095 days. That’s 1,095 days of facing the terror in my brain playing on a perpetual feedback loop. […]

Giving Up Alcohol Is an Act of Courage

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Giving Up Alcohol Is an Act of Courage Remove the stabilisers and ride the damn bike Kitiara Pascoe Oct 9, 2019 ‘Don’t you miss it?’ asks a friend, previously always horrified that I gave up drinking. ‘Nope. Actually, I wish I’d given up sooner,’ I tell them. Their question highlights the real truth behind many […]

The Zen Buddhist’s of Way of Accepting Who You Are

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The Zen Buddhist’s of Way of Accepting Who You Are How to dispel your anxiety by sitting down quietly and doing nothing. Brandon Long Sep 4, 2019 Most people in the Western world are tormented by their conception of their ideal self — it runs ahead of them like some phantom, beating them to every […]

Quitting alcohol — Day One Again?

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Quitting alcohol — Day One Again? Gayle Macdonald Dec 21, 2018 · 9 min read Going back to Day one again and again is very frustrating, upsetting and soul destroying when you are quitting alcohol. I see it all the time, it happens to the best of us and I too had my fair share […]

The Problem That Comes After Your Drinking Problem

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The Problem That Comes After Your Drinking Problem It was only after I walked away from alcohol that people thought I needed help Sara Nash, PhD, LMHC >Aug 16, 2018 · 9 min read I finally stopped using the addictive, carcinogenic drug ethanol, known by its street name alcohol, three months ago. I’m not counting the days […]

The Second Hardest Part of the Sobriety Timeline

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The Second Hardest Part of the Sobriety Timeline Benya Clark Oct 25, 2018 · 4 min read The common wisdom is that the first three to five days of sobriety are the hardest. My personal experience of quitting drinking certainly fell in line with this. During my first days of sobriety, the physical symptoms of withdrawal were at […]

Trying to Moderate

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Trying to Moderate your Drinking can be a Dangerous Dangling Carrot. It’s time we let go of this illusion. Danielle Emrey Oct 5 · 4 min read   Just one bottle before the kids are in bed, and one bottle after. No more drinking after 8:00. No more drinking on the couch. Only on weekends. […]

The Trouble with “Cutting Back” on Drinking

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The Trouble with “Cutting Back” on Drinking Benya Clark When I first realized that I had a drinking problem, my solution was to try to cut back. I knew that I was drinking way too much and I even recognized that I had an addiction. Even so, the idea of going completely sober sounded like […]

How to Quit Booze When You Love Drinking

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How to Quit Booze When You Love Drinking Chelsey Flood May 10 · 7 min read Hangovers aren’t the only thing you lose when you quit drinking. Here’s how I learned to focus on what I could gain instead. It’s easy enough to let go of headaches, nausea and shame, but what about that first pint in a […]

Maintaining a Sense of Peace

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How to Maintain a Sense of Peace No Matter What Life Throws At You Melissa Chu  Oct 9, 2018 “Ships don’t sink because of the water around them; ships sink because of the water that gets in them. Don’t let what’s happening around you get inside you and weigh you down.” — Unknown Do you ever […]

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