Tag: Alcohol Addiction

Not A Moment Too Soon

650 days sober! I suppose I should start by saying, whether it’s your first day, or thousandth (yes, you know who you are), it’s not a moment too soon! This isn’t an easy journey and I give so much respect to everyone who is struggling to break free from addiction, no matter where you are

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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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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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New Year, Who Dis?

Well, 2019 is knocking at the door, and before you finish blinking we will be ringing in the New Year! As we leave 2018 in the dust, here are some other things to turn up your coat tails to while you are at it! second guessing your decisions explaining yourself focusing on the past feeling

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No Bubbly – No Problem

Yes, yes I know New Year’s Eve is the champagne holiday of the year, but I promise you, it doesn’t have to be as scary as you think. With a few simple sober life hacks, you will glide through the midnight hour; glass slippers intact. The first step in taking away the power something has

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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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5 Reasons To Break-Up With ‘FoMO’

It was fun while it lasted FoMO, but like all things, it’s time to close this chapter and move forward. When the phrase FoMO, short for Fear of Missing Out, was coined in the late 90’s it took a while before it caught on like wildfire, and before you knew it everyone and their mother

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