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
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
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
When looking at the statistics of recovery and relapse, the numbers can really play a big part of your state of mind during recovery. I remember when I was still just around six months sober before I’d made the decision to blog about my own journey, I read a blog someone had written about relapse
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.
You don’t always have to see the next step to know that it’s there -sometimes all you need is some faith that the staircase is complete. If you read last month’s blogs, you know I’m not necessarily talking about 12 steps -but if the shoe fits, lace it up! As usual, it’s typically easier said
If you think AA is your only option, prepare to be amazed! There are many alternatives to AA that most people never consider when thinking about sobriety. Put me in the game, Coach! There are people, often former addicts themselves, who want nothing more than to help others achieve and maintain sobriety. Although very closely
If you follow me on Instagram, you saw my recent post about a thing I referred to as “Social Debt”. Social debt is the term (I have assigned) to describe the feeling like you owe people. apologies for your decisions explanations for your choices reasons for your actions excuses for your feelings You don’t! Just