When I “came out” on Facebook about living AF I was 100 days sober. I had a comment from a man I used to work with who said “when you stop drinking you stop waiting” (Caroline Knapp, Drinking: A Love Story). I’ve come across this saying a few times and it took me until about … Continue reading Waiting
Addiction is a leveller. It makes no distinction along the lines we construct to distinguish ourselves one from the other. Rich, poor, male, female, celebrity, unknown, and regardless of ethnicity or sexuality, addiction does not discriminate. We share stories about celebrities going into rehab, “coming out” as having an addiction, cutting back for fear that … Continue reading I am no better, and neither are you …
The language you use is very important, much more so than I could have imagined. The words “I’ve given up drinking” are loaded with symbolism for the recipient of this news and for you yourself. Let’s face it, this only matters if you were a regular high-end user of alcohol. If you were a “normal” … Continue reading It’s the way you tell them!
I have seen many of my friends take their courage into both hands and put pen to paper in the hope of … their hopes are their own and not for me to say. Inspired people inspire people in the same way as hurt people hurt people. We are not the first to share our … Continue reading Introduction
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