Sadly, there is a common understanding that alcohol can be a solution to stress and a vital part of Mum’s self-care routine.
For some, holidays are a time of joy, but for many others (especially the newly sober), they are a time of great stress and anxiety.
The day started very much like the last one several years ago that nearly took my life. Today could have been a relapse day, but it wasn’t.
Saturday mornings are no longer foggy, unhappy, painfully awash with regret, shame and self-loathing, working out how long it is decent to wait before starting again.