thoughts

Even though I tried to quit many, many times over the last 10 years, there are only 2 times that have left a lasting impression.  The first being September 18, 2013 to April 1, 2015.  My first big step into the sober arena.  It was where I met all you wonderful bloggers.  AA is/was not […]

https://danglingontheedge.wordpress.com/2016/03/14/thoughts-2/

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Depression is an evil Liar

Many moons ago I suffered from deep, deep depression. Imagine the kind of depression that walks into your life out of nowhere and slowly kills a part of you. When that part is gone then it jumps inside of you, replacing what once was a part of you and now exists as a deep dark […]

https://epicjournalofmylife.wordpress.com/2016/03/15/depression-is-an-evil-liar/

codependency and alcoholism – parallel diseases

Someone posted this on the Sober Recovery message board. It is 1000% true and something that I finally realized. Maybe if you try and think of codependency and alcoholism as similar problems, then you can understand why it is just as hard to get rid of someone you love no matter how much of a […]

https://hellojada.wordpress.com/2016/03/15/codependency-and-alcoholism-parallel-diseases/

Chris, Reservation For One…

I can sense in myself that this is it; game over; I can’t explain why, but I finally feel finished this time, with “feel” being the keyword as well as the most frightening one in my vocabulary – but King Alcohol has beaten the living shit out of me, stolen everything, and left me overwhelmingly […]

http://fromashesiriserecovery.com/2016/03/07/chris-reservation-for-one/

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/

Project Homeostasis: Find And Maintain

One thing I’ve always struggled with accepting was labeling Substance abuse as a disease. I live with a user and although I’ve never seen it as a choice, I’ve never fully understood its classification. My professor tonight related the neurological process of addiction to the evolutionary and neurological process of eating. Yes, eating.  In […]

https://mentaltruths.wordpress.com/2016/01/26/project-homeostasis-find-and-maintain/

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/

Is Non-Alcoholic Beer Safe For Recovering Alcoholics?

WELL THAT CLEARS UP THAT THOUGHT OF INSANITY. AFTER ALL WHY WOULD YOU SIT INFRONT OF A PLATE FULL OF CREAM CAKES IF YOUR ON A DIET ???

Whether the use of non-alcoholic beer should be used by people in recovery from alcoholism has become a topic of some debate in the recovery community. The question revolves around whether the drink is a safe substitute or whether it will trigger the obsession for the real thing despite its negligible alcohol content. Non-alcoholic beer, […]

https://ideasaboutdrugrehab.wordpress.com/2015/10/27/is-non-alcoholic-beer-safe-for-recovering-alcoholics/