Sobriety and Anti-depressants…Doing what I need to do….

Here is a sobriety update; I have gone back on to antidepressants. This is a good thing. I had experienced a rough couple of months. I had some things going on that forced me to think a lot about the past. I felt confused about past friendships and how they fitted into my life as…

Faith, Prayers and Sobriety

I began talking to God, mainly in the bathroom as I was getting ready on a morning. I would pray for each person that I knew and make my requests before God. I prayed for protection, I prayed that God would help the people who I knew, I prayed for him to help me. I…

Sobriety Bible…Powerful Words From The Bible Tailored For You

Powerful words from the Bible tailored for you… Everyday, believe that: You are wise You are intelligent You are sensible You are disciplined You are honest You are truthful You are noble You are good You are prudent You are reliable You are virtuous You are eloquent You are kind You are calm You are…

Sobriety Bible, Using Proverb:4 in Sobriety

Throughout my sobriety I have read extensively; mainly books about sobriety, personal development, and success. Now I am on a journey through the Bible. I will be sharing useful information that relates to sobriety in a series of posts called  “Sobriety Bible”. These are wise words. They were written some time back in 960 B.C by Soloman, Agur…

Eric Clapton, Alcoholism, Christianity And Sobriety..

A celebrity alcoholic: Eric Clapton; This article is not new but is interesting…Here is an extract from ChristianityToday.com As Clapton’s legend grew, so too did his destructive behaviors. Within a year of his conversion he became addicted to heroin, kicked it, but moved on to alcohol, sexual promiscuity, and a string of failed relationships. “Bad choices…

The Power of Crisis by Tony Robbins

The First Week Of Sobriety

THE FIRST WEEK OF SOBRIETY ~ MY EXPERIENCE After I quit drinking alcohol and made it through the first day of sobriety, I began to write often and extensively in a daily journal. Writing is therapeutic The writing was therapeutic and one of the advantages is that I can look over what I wrote back then and summarize my…

Get Sober – The First Day of Sobriety

The first day that quit drinking alcohol, I spoke to my partner early in the day and told him that I acknowledged that I had a problem with alcohol and I wanted to change. We went about our usual day (at this point, I would start drinking alcohol anywhere between 3pm and 7pm depending on what we had…

Journal Writing To Keep You Sober

Journal writing to keep you sober Writing in a journal can be your savior. Putting your words on paper to describe how you feel is a powerful way of releasing pent up feelings. It is no substitute for therapy or treatment but it is effective, cheap and easy to do. Writing in a journal can be…

45 Things You Learn In The First 90 Days Of Sobriety

Alcohol is an integral part of many peoples lives, it can also be the biggest cause of their problems. If you are reading this, there is a good chance that you realize the negative effect of alcohol in your life and have decided to quit drinking, or maybe you are an active alcoholic trying to find out what the benefits…

Is It Okay To Miss Alcohol?

If alcohol has been a big part of your life for a long time then it is only natural that you will miss it once you stop drinking. This may sound strange to someone who has not been an active alcoholic, but when you are a drinker you develop a relationship with alcohol. It becomes…

Good Reasons Why You Should Stop Drinking Alcohol

  Stop drinking because – It has stopped being fun. You don’t want to stop drinking once you have started You want to smoke or smoke more when you are drinking You don’t want to go anywhere that you will not be able to drink It makes you lazy It mades you rude It makes…

Triggers – Why You Drink Alcohol

There have been occasional times in the past when I tried to stop drinking but failed. I now realize that every time I failed to stay sober, it was due to experiencing a thought or feeling that I have identified as a trigger. Triggers: Anger Upset Panic Attacks Social Anxiety Attacks Escapism Boredom Job Loss…

Giving Up Alcohol – It Feels Different This Time Around

During a phone call today, my friend was asking how long it had been since I gave up drinking so I told him it was about 10 weeks now. He went on to give me some words of wisdom and said that nobody should give up all pleasures in life because sooner or later they will…

The Advantages of Being Sober

Today I mused over the advantages of being sober. Here are some that are meaningful to me and possibly of interest to you:   1. No more hangovers   2. Less time wasted – I have always been an active person but while I was drinking there was a definite cut off time when I…