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no matter how far you travel down the road of recovery, you are always one drink from the ditch

Relapse

No matter how long you’ve been sober, relapse is never impossible. We’ve all heard it before, don’t take that first drink. And it’s true, that first drink might…

not drinking is the cheat code for life

Get the cheat code

Living as a drunk is playing life on hard mode, with your brain tied behind your back. You wake up already ten steps behind, thirsty, anxious and foggy,…

sobritey is a superpower

The Hero’s Journey

Sobriety is misunderstood by society. When you tell people you’re sober, they flash back to every movie they’ve ever seen with a bunch of depressed and wacky drunks…

i would rather go through life sober believing i am an alcoholic than go through life drunk trying to convince myself that i am not

Denial

The elephant in the room is a good nickname for alcoholism. Probably no other affliction is surrounded by so much denial, from both the sufferer and those around…

Keep Going

Early recovery can be a wild ride before things start to even out. Physically, we might suffer from insomnia, headaches, or restlessness. Our brain chemistry is totally out…

Self care in Recovery

Self care means taking care of your mind, body and soul. Self care falls by the wayside in active addiction. We don’t get enough sleep, we don’t eat…

alcohol creates its own void

The Void

Many of us feel empty, we feel a void at the center of everything. And when we find alcohol, we find a way to fill that void. But…

i started drinking again and every aspect of my life improved

Things you never hear

The biggest stumbling block to long term sobriety is the idea of moderation; the idea in our head that one day we can moderate and drink like ‘everyone…

If alcohol came with warnings like other legal drugs

Legal Drugs

We’re surrounded daily by advertising that tells us alcohol will make life more exciting, sexier, glamorous… The ads never feature the morning after, waking up with a decidedly…

making alcoholic friends is as easy as making sea monkeys

Augusten Burroughs’ Dry

Augusten Burroughs’ famously dysfunctional and miserable childhood was grist for the book and movie, Running with Scissors. His highly recommended memoir Dry is a mad dash through addiction…