Your journey is your own. Everyone is different and to help others we need to acknowledge this. Continue reading Everyone’s journey to sobriety is very different..
January is such a miserable month added to that the euphoria at managing to stay sober at such a tricky time. The chances of relapse are high. Try to keep your wits about you at this time. Continue reading Beware the January relapse
Does the fact that you feel your drinking isn’t ‘that bad’ stop you from getting sober? You may be a grey area drinker. Continue reading Grey area drinking – when your alcohol consumption hasn’t hit rock bottom
For years the one thing stopping me from getting help was my shame. I refuse to feel that now, I became addicted to an addictive substance. Continue reading SHAME – how it traps you in addiction
I want to thank 2021 for the people that it has brought into my life and the freedom I have gained at a time when we were all locked down Continue reading Goodbye 2021 and thank you
However, this is my first sober Christmas, where I am delighted to be so. Continue reading Exorcising the ghost of Christmas past – My sober Christmas
Very occasionally it makes me question my decision, those old fears that I am being dramatic and I don’t have an issue pop back into my head. Continue reading Can’t you just have one at Christmas though?
It was like we were suddenly on holiday and what do we do on holiday?. We drink of course. And what is the rule about drinking alcohol on holiday? Well, we can start at any time we like. Add to that the beautiful weather that we experienced and it was a perfect storm. Continue reading Lockdown drinking – the rise in alcohol intake
I can’t explain to you the relief that I felt that this was only a dream. I hadn’t drunk last night, I hadn’t upset anyone or let anyone down. Continue reading I was so drunk last night and then I woke up.
My thinking patterns had started to change, I was no longer celebrating the fact that I was sober. I was moaning about it and I had lost any enthusiasm for being sober, and instead, I was resentful. Continue reading My thoughts before my relapse