So what does cause otherwise perfectly sane people to find – often quite suddenly – that they’ve lost control of their drinking? And that despite numerous and determined efforts they cannot regain it? This is a question that’s puzzled me for some time. I am not exaggerating when I say I have met hundreds of people who either have a problem or once had a problem with alcohol. We seem to have certain traits in common.... Read more. Posted 13th April.
How becoming alcohol-free has finally brought Ruby a sense of calm and freedom after years of turbulence.
I am writing this as part of the journey to sobriety. It is the first time that I have been honest with myself about my drinking problem. Writing it down, seeing it in black and white, re-reading and editing more truths .... Read more. Posted 30th March.
When I stopped drinking I started writing, and the blog I wrote has now been made into a book entitled Glass Half Full, published by Accent Press. Glass Half Full details my personal journey from a reluctant non-drinker to a contented Soberista. The following.... Read more. Posted 16th March.
There are many awful things about drinking, most of which I’m sure you’re already aware of. But the worst part for me was the realization that when I thought I was ‘living life to the full’ and ‘seizing the moment’ I was actually living 50% at best. I wasn’t even a daily drinker.... Read more. Posted 2nd March.
It would depend on what your beliefs are about where a drinking problem comes from as to the explanation of how I got here. Looking at the nature/nurture debate, my father is a recovering alcoholic of 17 years so I had the genetic heritage. My step father was an alcoholic so I grew up in a daily drinking.... Read more. Posted 16th February.
I've done it again. So frustrating. The wine witch came calling today at around lunch time. Always the same time. I really dont know why as I have never drunk during the day. So, stupidly I thought I'll go and by just a couple of beers. But went…Continue
Had wine last night but only a couple of glasses because I had a day off today and arranged to meet mum in town for lunch - thought we both deserved a treat and a bit of distraction. Woke up feeling like crap did lunch and shopping feeling like…Continue
Hi there - I joined quite some time ago but haven't really used this site much. So today I'm starting at Day 1 - I would like to say I'll quit forever, or I'll quit for April, but those kinds of statements always scare the pants off me, so I'll say…Continue
I wish I knew why I can avoid alcohol all week then at weekends get totally and utterly smashed. I always feel totally depressed and ashamed. I nearly always do things I regret. I feel physically ill , I recover and then I do the same thing again. I…Continue
It's the morning and I feel rubbish. Wine last night followed by a lousy night's sleep - now I won't be able to run today. I keep doing this. I am trying to get back to my big love - running. I last ran properly 3 years ago - since then I have…Continue