Alcoholics Anonymous defines sobriety as “freedom from alcohol”.
The first night I went out sober with my friends, I had a moment when I felt relieved to actually be in control for once. As we all sat around the table at the bar, I realized that for the first time I was entirely present.
There are many types of freedom that I gain when I am not drinking, but most importantly, I am myself when I am sober. … Read More Freedom from Alcohol
I wanted to write this post to have some fun and profess my love for Fresca. Specifically, the original grapefruit flavour. Fresca is my go-to drink when I’m going to a pre before the bar or a friend’s house where there will be drinking. I love Fresca because it’s the closest to full sugar pop… Read More Fresca, I love you
When I drank, I always drank to get drunk. I thought this was normal. Once I crossed that two-drink line I just couldn’t stop. I hated having one drink, I either felt frustrated that I couldn’t have more, or afraid that I would lose control. For me, ‘just one drink’ is too risky.
One of favourite points that my Dad brings up is that alcoholism is not a result of low willpower. What takes more willpower than being addicted to alcohol and not having a single drink?… Read More Never just ‘one drink’
Today is my 24th day sober, I am almost at the one month mark. Starting to experience life sober is only one half of the journey. Being honest with myself that I am an alcoholic has been the other part. Here’s what has helped me the most so far!… Read More Tips from month 1
Today I went to a small discussion meeting. We spoke about step 1 – life being unmanageable, and keeping it simple. I often try to convince myself that my life was manageable, but then I remember that the only reason I’m alive today is because I was lucky. I didn’t drink yesterday, and I’m not drinking today. That’s how I am keeping it simple.… Read More Keeping it simple
By all accounts I am a typical 22 year-old college student. My binge-drinking drinking started in my first year of high school and continued into my early twenties. Despite trying to control my drinking, I just couldn’t stop. My breaking point was Dec. 31, 2017. With the support of my father, I realized that if I continued drinking, it would kill me. Today, I am taking it one day at a time. I am being sober for me. … Read More About me