My Response To “Wondering”

My Response To “Wondering”

After reading the letter “Am I An Alcoholic?” on Laura McKowen’s blog “Letters to Laura”, I was upset, on the verge of angry. Laura’s response was, in…

Why I Call Myself An Alcoholic

Why I Call Myself An Alcoholic

In this post, I will explain why I call myself an alcoholic. The reason I am writing this post is because I’m sick of so many people…

Back To Basics

Back To Basics

This week I went back to basics. I’ve been overwhelmed this past month with many thoughts and fears, and I lost sight of my center. Lately, I’ve…

Trading One Addiction For Another

Trading One Addiction For Another

Trading one addiction for another is a common problem amongst alcoholics, or people with substance use disorders. Just when you think getting sober is your biggest hurdle,…

Find Your Anchors

Find Your Anchors

I first learned about finding my anchors in IOP (Intensive Out-Patient) treatment. It was one of the tools my therapist told me about to keep me grounded…

Why Do You Stay Sober?

Why Do You Stay Sober?

Why do you stay sober today? This is a question I asked myself many times in early sobriety. On those dark, early days when nothing seemed to…

The Best Things In Life Take Hard Work

The Best Things In Life Take Hard Work

This past week I learned that, if I want something badly enough, I have to work for it. I’ve had the dream of making my own blog…

Reward Yourself

Reward Yourself

Rewarding myself was one of the tools I used in early sobriety. This idea came from my old pastor. When I first got sober he suggested I…

Seeing Life Through New Glasses

Seeing Life Through New Glasses

This week I saw life through new glasses both literally, and figuratively. Literally because yesterday I got new glasses, after having my old ones for 12 years….

Grounding Techniques

Grounding Techniques

Grounding techniques are an important tool to learn in early sobriety. When I first got sober, I battled thoughts of drinking, and social anxiety. Those early days…

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