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
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
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!
… Read More Telling my friends that I’m an alcoholic
When I passed the 1 month mark, I said to my roommate that it hadn’t been hard yet to not drink. Well two weeks later this past weekend, it started to question my commitment. At first I was just out for sushi with some friends. I had a fun time, ate great food and was… Read More When not drinking starts to feel difficult
My father was an alcoholic, so was his father and all of his father’s brothers. When my dad told me that I was an alcoholic, I didn’t want to believe him. I didn’t want to accept that alcoholism really was a disease and it was something I had. It didn’t matter that I had good… Read More The alcoholic brain
According to the US Surgeon General, genetic factors are thought to account for 40 to 70 percent of individual differences in risk for addiction.
I was curious to learn more, so I started looking.… Read More The D2 gene
In general, I tend to get a bit hungry between breakfast and lunch if I eat before 8am. My favorite snack to make at home is a fruit-based smoothie with some healthy fat.
Lately, my body has been waking me up super early so this smoothie has been a life-saver to keep me going until lunch! … Read More Smoothie time!