The Three Tools I Used to help me Quit Drinking

The Three Tools I Used to Help Me Quit Drinking

Before I quit drinking, I started doing three things; writing in a journal, keeping a daily gratitude list and writing out a list of immediate and future goals that I updated regularly.  Since getting sober from alcohol, I still use all of these tools and believe these actions contribute toward keeping me focused and on…

A Dilemma – Friendship or Sobriety

A Dilemma- friendship or sobriety: Talk about the dilemma between old true friend for Christmas and how it is making me feel. Can I handle not drinking while my old friends do. How things are different now and I have changed will the friendship still be as good? Will she think I am boring now?…

Sober Issues – Once you have stopped drinking Draft post from 2008

Problems to deal with once sober –         Thinking skills improved after no drinking but moods are just as bad. Less sorry’s being said. –         Weekends are hard –         Hard because alcohol is so prevalent, hard to avoid. Holidays especially hard. –         How to cope with others drinking around you. How they cope with you not…

Typical problems alcoholics face every day Draft post from 2008

Problems experienced whilst in the midst of alcohol abuse   They want to stop drinking but don’t know how –         The drinking makes their anxiety worse or brings on anxiety –         They have tried to quit before and have failed, this makes them feel even worse about themselves –         Worry about not drinking around friends…

Seven Weeks Sober

Today I am sharing a post and some journal entries that I wrote but never published back in 2008 when I was seven weeks sober, the journal entries I am sharing were written the week before I quit drinking. (If you were looking for the books Seven Weeks to Sobriety that I previously wrote a…

Sobriety Bible – Psalm 8

Psalm 8 speaks of the wonder of God. How God is supreme, and that by teaching the young to praise him, his enemies and those who oppose him will be silenced. David asks who are we in relation to the awesome creation of God. ‘ what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that…

Sobriety and Religion

Sobriety and Religion Before I stopped drinking, I had not given much thought to religion in a long time. I used to believe in God a long long time ago. Then I got into my teens and I got further and further away. When my Grandparents died, I was mad with God and pretty much…

Sobriety Inspiration Motivating Resources

If you need inspiration for sobriety, or want to create a new life for yourself, or need some lifting up then listen to this audio interview with Tony Robbins by Brendon Burchard. I am always on the lookout for inspiration, motivation, enthusiasm for life, personal development and success. This interview gave me an enormous lift when I needed it…

Early Sobriety, Good Days and Bad Days

I had a wild day today. I was pretty mad with life. I spoke out loud in my car practically all the way to work. Was I born with a curse? Why is all this happening? After all I have been through, is there any wonder I sometimes doubt my faith? What is the point…

A Sobriety Update By Debbie – Keeping It Real

As of August 10, 2009 I will have been sober for 70 days. It doesn’t seem like such a long time, but it’s the longest I’ve been sober in about 6 years. The cravings have settled down for the most part. I still struggle on Saturdays but the intensity and duration of the cravings is…

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%…

Sobriety Quote Of The Day

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already…

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…

Rethinking Drinking – Alcohol Information Resource

The government has launched a new site called ‘Rethinking Drinking’. It contains  a bunch of useful resources. This will benefit the many people who have not given up drinking alcohol yet and would like to know more about their alcohol consumption and patterns. The website helps to answer questions and provide information you may have about alcohol consumption and your health,…

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…

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…