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I give up - says the addict

I was just rereading my former post about the addict voice giving me a run for my money and being grateful for that because it makes me stronger. 55 more words



Today the woman who I have written about before as ‘the nutritionist friend’ and I met and again and with her presence and how she is rooted in the world she has tought me the existence of an emotion that was not in my emotional vocabulary: gratefulness. 495 more words


Don't Just Count Your Days, Make Your Days Count

Don’t Just Count Your Days, Make Your Days Count

Living with a dual-diagnosis of addiction and bipolar is challenging at times.  It is definitely a balancing act of emotions, feelings, wants, needs and how I am meeting those wants and needs in a healthy way. 653 more words

Self Help

Mr. Irritable and Mr. Relieved

In about 7 hours, I will begin day 10 of my sober journey. To be honest, I was expecting a more linear improvement with my continued sobriety. 464 more words

Between Drinks

This is not the way it was supposed to happen...

If you ask me now, do I feel the way to my sobriety was a good way, I will probably have to say no. It wasn’t the way I expected it to be. 328 more words

Giving Up Alcohol

5 Ways for AAs to Stay Sane Over the Holidays

A man I have come to respect, George G., always says, “Alcoholism is a threefold disease: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s.” It makes me smile just thinking about it. 1,005 more words


Climbing into Thanksgiving Skin

Around the Thanksgiving table one year, my guy, our two teenaged children, and my visiting father stared at me with wide eyes as I insisted that we take turns listing what we were thankful for.  415 more words