Tag: stop drinking

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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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

Time To Talk Astrology

It’s a pretty widely accepted fact that the human body is usually 75-55% water, depending on the person’s stage of life and gender. It’s also pretty widely accepted that the moon effects every huge body of water on the planet -as evident by the changing tides. However, when you link the two, the moon having

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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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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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AA Alternatives

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

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Prohibition: Were They Onto Something?

We all know about the term Prohibition and the government’s attempt to legalize the sale and production of alcohol. I’ve contemplated the success of this quite often throughout my recovery journey, so I decided to do some research. Now, I’m not advocating we start prohibiting the sale of alcohol entirely, because that would be the

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Rethink Recovery

Often, the term ‘recovery’ leads people to infer that you will one day return to your old self; same old normal you before all this mess began. Although, that’s not really what it refers to. Instead of trying to get back to the normal you used to know, recovery is more about getting back to

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