It is a surreal feeling to visit a Italy for the first time, which is home to so much history, culture and beauty.
It has been a blessing to enjoy this trip sober, to not have that fear of something going wrong, or to be consumed by thoughts about alcohol.
Today my favourite moment was a fountain the Vatican Museum…… Read More Travels in Roma
This Wednesday night I left with my sister to begin a 6-week backpacking trip in Europe! When I had my last drinking episode this past New Year’s, I remember my Dad telling me that in my condition, it would be unsafe for me to travel. I remember at the time, the idea of not drinking… Read More The 6 week trip begins! Day 1 in Rome
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
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