Tag: drinking

How To Work Through A Deep Craving Episode

I beat my drinking demon to a pulp today. My illness and I fought — good and hard on the wrestling mat — and against all odds, I won. It was a terrifying match. I finished bloody, messy and exhausted…but I… Read More

9 Reasons I Want To Drink After Seventeen Years of Sobriety

There’s something almost magical about coming up for air after the long winter months, hiding under the heavy blanket of seasonal depression. There is a part of me – even after 17 years of sobriety – that whispers… Read More

Just Because You Want to Drink/Use, Doesn’t Mean You Have To

The first time I heard this it stopped me in my tracks. So simple. No bullshit. No magic tricks where someone pulls something out of a hat. Just truth. Just because I want to drink or use, doesn’t… Read More

How can I approach a friend about their drinking?

Q: Tomorrow is my 3 year soberversary. I was a drinker from 13, quit to incubate my 2 kids (now 12 & 13), then turned into the fun, drinking mom. I drank with my friends, my family, strangers,… Read More

Dear God…

Dear God, I won’t ever drink again. I’m enveloped in a desert of darkness. I have morphed into a black hole. I am not asleep. I am not awake. I am in total blackness. Pain sears through my… Read More