Sobriety Blog…Blog For Sobriety!

I think that everyone should ‘Blog For Sobriety’. Really! I mean I honestly don’t think I would have made it this far without my blog. That may sound really stupid to some people but it has helped to keep me accountable and I think it has helped a few other people out there as well as it being…

Stop Giving Yourself A Hard Time In Sobriety – My Story

I realized today that instead of celebrating my successful one year of sobriety I have been giving myself a really hard time. Instead of thinking about the enormous positive changes I have created in my life, I have spent most of my time lately feeling like I am somewhat lacking. My negative thoughts have peaked….

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 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

Alcohol Binge Drinking Video, Doctor’s Diary

Doctor’s Diary: Alcohol Binge Drinking Video is from the BBC News website. The doctor speaks of the health issues he sees on a daily basis caused by alcohol binge drinking. What is interesting is how he talks of the change in the type of person he sees in today’s world. It used to be mainly men…

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%…

Sobriety Quote Of The Day

“You can have anything you want, if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, if you hold that desire with singleness of purpose” Abraham Lincoln

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…

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…

Alcohol Related Hospital Admissions Up 70% In UK

Alcohol problems are everywhere; I came across this article about alcohol related hospital admissions in the United Kingdom. Scary stuff! Source; (healthcarerepublic) Alcohol-related hospital admissions up 70% The annual number of alcohol-related admissions to hospital in England rose by nearly 70% in five years to 863,000 in 2007/8, according to NHS Information Centre figures. One in…

Stop Drinking Alcohol – Daily Thought

Since I have stopped drinking alcohol, I have spent a lot of time thinking about how scary it would be if I relapsed. It really is the scariest thought I have about sobriety. I wonder if I will ever drink alcohol again or if I could cope if something really bad happened. What if the…

How to Stop Drinking Alcohol – Different Programs

I recently did some research about which questions are most frequently asked about alcohol recovery. According to Google, during the month of April 2009, 3600 people searched “How to Stop Drinking“, quite a few!  I have collated a few of the different methods available to help you if you want to quit drinking. How to stop…

Alcohol Addiction – Dual Diagnosis Licensing

I came across this press release and thought, about time too! Treating substance abuse and mental issues at the same time makes so much sense.   I have  never been offered both,  This seems like the way to go forward… SEYMOUR, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–At least half of the 2 million Americans with severe mental illness also abuse illicit…

Sobriety Book About Alcoholism & Drug Abuse – The Man Overboard Book

I just came across another sobriety book that tells the story about overcoming alcoholism and drug abuse. (TheManOverboard-Book.com) The Man Overboard is the dramatic story of Darryl Hagar, a Merchant Marine Officer who within his life of discipline and order led a secret, clandestine existence of alcoholism, drug abuse, chaos, and crime. In The Man…

18 Ways To Help You Stay Sober

First you quit drinking, and then you need to stay sober. Here are 18 ways to help you stay sober. Walk and exercise daily Write in a journal frequently, read Journal Writing To Stay Sober Confide in your family and friends. Tell them you want to stay sober and you need their help Join a…

Sobriety Books – Cooked in LA by Paul Cook

Sobriety books are priceless.  When you quit drinking alcohol, there is nothing better than reading about someone who has successfully overcome alcohol addiction. It is so inspiring for the reader and so courageous of the author. Since I quit drinking alcohol, I have spent hours pouring over the Internet and sobriety books looking for answers,…

Ronnie Wood Has Quit Drinking

I had to post this, I just read that Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones has quit drinking! I wish him all the encouragement and support in the world! Click here to read more about Ronnie Wood quitting drinking

Teens And Drinking

Teens and drinking is a very familiar subject to me, it was in my teenage years that I first began drinking alcohol. I am writing about the subject of alcohol and young people for a few reasons. Firstly, I began drinking as a teenager so I know plenty about it. Secondly, I want to share…

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…