House of Recovery

House of Recovery

In my recovery journey, I’ve researched and read multitudes of approaches for dealing with the issues we face with our addictions.  I noticed through this that all of the approaches certainly have one thing in common: the ultimate goal of no longer drinking.  While there are many ways to achieve this, mostly programs have three […]

How to Free your Mind From Toxic Behaviors

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Accept the person you would rather not be Gustavo Razzetti Dec 9, 2018 “Just as there are two sides to every story, there are two sides to every person. One that we reveal to the world and another we keep hidden inside. Within each of us is the capacity for both good and evil. But […]

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 […]

Alcoholism is a Disease

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Alcoholism is a Disease: Let’s Treat it with Science, not just Willpower & Meetings Matt SalisFeb 26, 2019 · 6 min read I did the math. If I’m lucky enough to live to be 90 years old, I will take over 750 million breaths in my life, and my heart will beat over three billion times. My […]

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. […]

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