Tag: Alcohol Addiction Recovery

Mocktails: My Revised Statement

Early on in my recovery, I took an admittedly, ill-formed opinion on Mocktails. (As evident by the post, I clearly had no idea what a Mocktail even was.) The opinion was that Mocktails, while tasty, will leave you wishing there was just a zing of alcohol in them -and I couldn’t have been more wrong.

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Dry January: What’s The Hype?

In the UK, 20 people daily die as a result of their own drinking, and the total amount of lives affected is innumerable. As a result, Dry January has become a widely accepted ‘challenge’ -for lack of a better term. Although, the public campaign isn’t entirely about abstaining from alcohol

Who Needs New Year’s Eve To Make A Resolution?!

  Okay friends, serious question here; Why are you waiting for the New Year to make a resolution? Seriously, why? If you really think about it on it’s face we have been making, and doing our best to stick to resolutions all year long. You didn’t wait for the first of the year to get

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Faced With Alcohol

It happens periodically, where I find myself face-to-face with alcohol; either in restaurants, parties or other random social settings. It seems to be rather unavoidable in this day and age, actually. I would be naive to think that I could navigate the rest of my life completely avoiding alcohol. However, I’ve become ok with this

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Recognizing Relapse Before It Happens

What many people don’t realize is that relapse doesn’t always sneak up on you in the shadows and pounce on the unsuspecting. In fact, behavior studies show relapse-behavior can predate the actual act of relapse by as little as 90 days. More often than not, by recognizing these behavioral patterns, you can, in all likelihood,

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An Open Letter To 15-Year-Old Me…

Hey you, Let’s not make this weird. I know you think you have everything figured out right now, but bear with me for a few short minutes. I would try and tell you, stay away from alcohol, but I know that at 15 you think you will rise far above that anyway; you won’t until

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Happy Holidays: Building Sober Traditions To Last A Lifetime

There are a lot of traditions that don’t involve alcohol that you can partake in while in recovery. Let’s face it, a lot of us are adults trying to find our way in this new world of sobriety which can really get lonely; especially around the holidays. Most everyone has their routines or are trying

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The Cost of Drinking

There are a lot of people who will never understand addiction simply because they refuse to believe it can happen to them, so I get that a lot of my blog topics might fall on deaf ears for those who have never been involved.

Not everyone can wrap their mind around addiction, because they’ve never dealt with it. So let’s talk about something we’ve all dealt with – the $$

One Day Can Change Your Life

7,000 teenage kids at and around the age of 16 are taking their very first drink today. 7,000 teens yesterday. 7,000 teens today. 7,000 teens tomorrow. And every year, 4,700 teens under 17 die due to alcohol use. Roughly 1,700 kids between the ages of 17 and 21 die every year due to accessive drinking.

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