Some Helpful Tips For Alcohol Recovery

Take control of your thoughts every day, you need to reset your mind frame on a daily basis. Be aware of what you are thinking about and how you are framing each situation Let it go… Worry, shame, confusion, hurt, sadness, anger and guilt – write it down, tell a friend, pray, think it through,…

The First Year Of Sobriety – Sober Reflections

When I first quit drinking alcohol I to win the battle. I felt so strongly about needing to quit drinking alcohol entirely that I knew I had to stay focused and motivated. I began this by writing in a journal, planning out each day, making a life list, beginning a new exercise routine, reading self-help and personal development…

How to Quit Drinking…A Sobriety Story

I enjoyed reading this article written by someone in alcohol or addiction recovery. This is especially meaningful if you are one of those alcoholics/addicts who fancy themselves as still having it all together…you know who you are! Source: Harper’s Bazaar. ‘Sobering Up: How To Quit Drinking’ Tired of being a boozy party girl, one woman chronicles her…

Alcohol Recovery…It’s ok to Feel Like Crap Sometimes

At times I feel like a hypocrite. Writing on Recovery Princess is easy when I feel good, but it is very hard to share when I don’t feel great. I guess that is part and parcel of sober life and recovery from alcohol addiction. I have been sober for a long time. A part of me believes…

Feeling Content In Sobriety

I often get the feeling that something is missing, not just alcohol! It is a feeling of discontent, like I should be doing something more or there is something that I am missing. I recognize this as being in a state of growing. You may have felt something similar if you are also on a…

A Sobriety Story By Debbie – The Effects Of Alcohol On My Personality

Over the course of my drinking career I would go to the AA website and take the AA quiz. At worst I think I rated as a ‘problem drinker’.  I have some reservations about my honesty but at the time I also had a certain idea of how addiction to any substance manifests itself. Alcoholics…

I Am A Mom And I Am An Alcoholic

You can never take your sobriety for granted as this one Mom so eloquently writes her powerful story about overcoming addiction, plunging headlong back into it after 10 years and having to relearn how to overcome it again. Source: Momlogic.com Recovering Alcoholic-Addict Mommy: There is so much on the blogosphere lately about moms and their wine intake….

Sobriety And Staying Alcohol Free Through Reading

Since I quit drinking alcohol and began living a sober life, I have done a lot of reading. I started this post thinking that I would share some of the interesting reads that I have come across this week. Then it struck me just how much of this past year I have devoted to reading…

Sober Life Is Good

Life really is good without alcohol. Life is good. I feel like I am waking up from a really long dream. It seems unreal that I actually lived that way for so long. It is a strange but liberating feeling. I am finally free from the crap of alcoholism. Sobriety will have its challenging days, I…

Sobriety Quote Of The Day

“Every time you don’t follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness” By Shakti Gawain

Former Drug and Alcohol Addicts Find New Fixations On Triathlons

Source; CNN by Madison Park When rehab and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings didn’t work for Eddie Freas, he sought another way to kick his 20-year drug and alcohol addiction. He swam 2.4 miles. He biked 112 miles. He ran 26.2 miles. The Pennsville, New Jersey, resident found relief in triathlons. “I feel better when I’m working out,”…

One Sober Alcoholic- What It Was like Year One

I came across the ‘One Sober Alcoholic’ blog a while ago, then again today, it must be a sign! Either way, I enjoy the writings of this author. Today’s post is about her first year of sobriety which is an interesting read. You can read the post titled “What it was like: Year One” at One…

Sobriety Quote Of The Day

” Change your behaviors and your feelings will follow” Susanna McMahon – Author of ‘The Portable Therapist’  

Alcohol And Smoking Are Key Causes For Bowel Cancer

Another reason to quit drinking alcohol! Source; The George Institute A new global study has found that lifestyle risk factors such as alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking are important risk factors for bowel cancer. Researchers have shown that people who consume the largest quantities of alcohol (equivalent to > 7 drinks per week) have 60%…

Another Alcohol Recovery Success Story

This is a great alcohol Recovery Success Story titled ‘Back From The Bottle’. Very encouraging and inspiring. Source: (AbbyNews) By Vikki Hopes Roger Hoekstra gazed out the window on a dark snowy night, grabbed his beer from the table next to him and made the decision to leave his family. “Their life will get better…

Sobriety Quote Of The Day

Have the will to be successfully sober! “The difference between the successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will” Vince Lombardi

Protein Involved in Addiction Changes Brain Circuitry

When I was growing up, I don’t ever remember being told of the risk of alcoholism. It was just an accepted fact that people drank and some could handle it while others could not. I find it encouraging that we see headlines such as these in today’s world. Here is an article from Health Day…

My Sobriety Journey – Reflections Of A Year Ago

After giving up drinking alcohol and approaching my first year of sobriety, I often wonder if it has been worth it and if I have really changed for the better. For the most part, sobriety has been a real eye opener and an amazing journey of self discovery. It has felt so good not to experience the…