If someone you care about is quitting drinking alcohol, here are a few ways you can support and reassure them:Continue reading “Someone you love is quitting alcohol”
If you have struggled with addiction, you’ve likely encountered shame. Perhaps it is what drives you to over indulge in alcohol. Letting go can be an important step in recovery from alcoholism.Continue reading “Letting Go of the Shame of Alcoholism”
The holiday season is the time when sobriety is tested. Alcohol is served freely, and even the dessert have booze! Try this new concoction for a Sober Christmas!
- 1 can non-alcoholic ginger beer
- 1 can pineapple flavoured sparkling water
- Garnish of choice
One of the best new ways to get information is through a podcasts. For years people have used audiobooks to help them quit drinking, but now stop drinking podcasts take this idea to the next level. We are sharing some episodes of the Alcoholic Ominous Podcast in hopes you will enjoy and learn from this series.
The host has documented their sobriety over the course of many episodes. We hope listening to their thoughts and feelings will help you related to others that you wouldn’t normally get to hear from. If you enjoy this program, leave a review, comment or like.Continue reading “Stop Drinking Podcast – Listen now”
“Failing to Plan, is Planning to Fail” is an old saying that I once saw on a poster. At the time I thought it was a dumb expression and didn’t give it much thought. After a few failures at giving up alcohol, I realized it had more truth than I could have imagined. A plan cannot guarantee success, but they are often what separates an amateur from a professional.Continue reading “Giving Up Alcohol By Making A Plan”
I won’t get too deep on this one, but I will stress its importance. This is the step that comes before anything else because sobriety isn’t something that can be forced on you. There’s a reason that rehab clinics won’t take people against their will, and it’s the same reason that drugs and alcohol make their way into prisons. It’s near impossible to quit drinking if you don’t want to.Continue reading “Quit Drinking by Making a Commitment”
Even if you weren’t trying to stop drinking alcohol, 2020 has been rough one. Lockdowns were able to flatten the curve of the pandemic, but isolation has it’s own toll on mental health. Loneliness compounds the effects of alcoholism and can be a catalyst for relapse. To help stay alcohol free, we should consider the benefits of being alone before we’re forced back in to a state of isolation.Continue reading “Stop Drinking Alcohol – Making the most of being alone”
Drinking alcohol is a crutch that’s popular around the world. Dealing with the stress of modern life is usually all we need to crack open a bottle. In the current state of heightened anxiety, stress and uncertainty I’ve been seeing a lot of reference to “numbing the pain” or “drinking away the problems” as a socially acceptable way to cope with these trying times.Continue reading “Stop Drinking During a Crisis”
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“F**K your feelings” is something I’ve heard more than once in self-help circles. It’s mostly followed by some psych-up talk about how feeling sorry for yourself is what’s holding you back. That by allowing yourself to be vulnerable, you’re making yourself a victim. Victims, by some definitions are losers, and losers never get what they want. The old you is a loser, the new you is a winner.
I’m not in this camp, and I don’t think it’s a good idea to forget your feelings. Continue reading “Sober October Day 19 – Don’t Forget Your Feelings”