Coffee and AA, the research

I first started drinking coffee in my first year of college. I was so sleep-deprived from living with my roommate in a shared dorm that I needed a way to get through my morning chemistry lectures.

I still drink coffee every day, but I don’t always drink it daily. I was in a bit of a slump this afternoon and coffee was the perfect solution to perk me up. So I was curious, is coffee a helpful recovery tool?… Read More Coffee and AA, the research

Doing activities alone

In AA, people talk often about being comfortable in their own skin. Both about how alcohol once fixed this problem, and how AA has helped them to build this inner confidence after becoming sober.

When I think about what I want my life to look like, my sober life, I want it to be full of experiences and positivity. I want to take advantage of not being hung over, but more than that, I want to be comfortable in my own skin.

believe that being alone will become easier, it’s just something I have to work at.… Read More Doing activities alone

Telling my friends that I’m an alcoholic

I have been struggling lately with telling my close friends that I am now sober for good. To people that I’m not very close to, I just say I’m not drinking that night. However, to the friends that I feel really know me, I find it difficult not to fill them in on what has happened.

I have to remind myself that my intention should not be to make my friends feel sorry for me, although I will be honest I fall into this trap.

There was a very funny article I read that made me feel normal and laugh about the reactions I’ve received. I hope that you check it out and enjoy it as much as I did!

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