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
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
When you think of recovery what do you think of? The worst aspects of addiction or that people are just like you and I? What I learned from meeting sober people on my journey, Continue reading Are people in recovery Alien beings?
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
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
My husband is ill, really poorly bless his heart. He has the hangover from hell. My husband never gets hangovers, so this is quite a shock for him. I feel it may be that since I have stopped drinking, he has cut down massively. Although this is a good thing, I fear he doesn’t feel it has served him well today. And I can’t lie, … Continue reading My husband has a hangover.
Christmas is a tough time for us and it’s getting right on my pip! Continue reading Day 167 – Festive fury