their happy is too loud.

Its not easy when you’re feeling so down on yourself – seems like there’s nothing you can do to boost your spirits up.  So alone.  So sober.  Thats how I’ve been feeling for awhile now + I just can’t seem to shake it. This weekend was definitely the hardest + it feels like it’s just going […]

https://hopeandbalance.wordpress.com/2016/03/15/their-happy-is-too-loud/

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It isn’t easy, but it is worth it.

My journey to sobriety. “My name is Brittney and I’m an alcoholic.” I stood and said that sentence for the first time almost two years ago. I definitely didn’t believe that at the time, but I said it anyway. I was about 2,000 miles away from home when I walked into my first AA meeting. […]

https://blackoutbrit.wordpress.com/2016/03/03/it-isnt-easy-but-it-is-worth-it/

Know Anyone Going Through A Rough Time?

Are they angry? Depressed? Worried? Did their doctor get them addicted to pain killers? Alcoholic? Arrested? Lose someone they love? Share with them this phone number and web address to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. They are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are there to listen. 1 (800) 273-8255. Website: […]

https://malcolmpk88.wordpress.com/2016/02/04/know-anyone-going-through-a-rough-time/

A Drinking Dream…in Which I Didn’t Drink?

Indeedles, as my oldest son says. I’m used to drinking dreams by this point; they don’t even rattle me. I wake up, yawn and stretch, and think, Well, that was another drinking dream.  And then I get up and go about my day. Drinking dreams used to scare the bejebus out of me, and sometimes I […]

https://recovery102.wordpress.com/2016/02/04/a-drinking-dream-in-which-i-didnt-drink/

In the Name of Healing: Cheesburgers

When it first got sober I was told, by the staff facilitating my recovery program, that I would quickly replace the activity of and the pleasure I received from drinking and drugging with something else. They went on to say that sometimes people replace one addiction with another. Sometimes people replace one unhealthy activity with […]

https://acatharticrelease.wordpress.com/2016/02/05/in-the-name-of-healing-cheesburgers/

When an alcoholic is not an alcoholic – Part 2

Our first home together was a major milestone. We were 3 years into our IVF treatment by this time and drinking was now firmly embedded into our daily routine. This time however, we had our own home and were away from any prying eyes or sarcastic comments. My wife, however, was much stronger. She was […]

https://fatheroftwinsblog.wordpress.com/2016/02/03/when-an-alcoholic-is-not-an-alcoholic-part-2/

When an alcoholic is not an alcoholic – Part 1

I distinctly remember when I was younger my father once said to me: “make sure that it [booze] doesn’t get a grip of you”. At the time, I thought he was overreacting somewhat. In my eyes I was the same as any young man growing up. I would go out on a Friday and Saturday […]

https://fatheroftwinsblog.wordpress.com/2016/02/03/when-an-alcoholic-is-not-an-alcoholic-part-1/