you can't take criticism and feedback from people who are not being brave with their lives

What people think

If you listen to everyone in the peanut gallery, it will crush you. You can say I don’t give a shit what anyone thinks, but you are hardwired…

you have a problem with alcohol

Problem Drinking

Asking if you have a problem with alcohol is not one of the diagnostic criteria for Alcohol Use Disorder, but it’s a good sign your drinking has started…

every saint has a past every sinner has a future

Saints and Sinners

Oh, the stories we could tell. Every person you meet who’s been in long term recovery has some stories to tell, some of them are likely doozies. Even…

Alcohol is a hard drug

Society has normalized alcohol to the point that we are all expected to take this mind altering drug as a normal part of life. If you don’t drink,…

Recovery is going to a place you've never been

The Reinvention

Recovery begins by not putting alcohol in your mouth, but that really is just the start. Recovery is a ongoing process, whereby you create a whole new life…

Benefits of no hangover on Sunday

Hangover Free Sundays

Just a few benefits of waking up Sunday without a hangover: ~You wake up in your own bed ~Snuggling with your creature of choice ~Coffee smells good, ~The…

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The Real Rebels

T-shirts announcing “I’m drunk” or “I love day drinking” let the world know you’re rebellious and edgy while you continue to line the pockets of big alcohol like…

Functional. Alcoholic. Pick One

The Myth of the Functional Alcoholic

‘Functional alcoholic’ is a convenient term for the denial of alcoholism. It’s a handy way to differentiate between the stereotypical alcoholic and the functioning alcoholic. Both are alcoholics,…

Play the tape through

Watch till the End

They say the definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over again but expecting different results. Now substitute ‘doing the same things’ for ‘drinking’. If…

It’s in the Eyes

From Russell Brand’s words on the death of Amy Winehouse and addiction at large: “I was myself at that time barely out of rehab and was thirstily seeking…