The Haunted House

For myself, the road to recovery was a lot like going through a haunted house. It could be a haunted house, haunted mansion, or even a haunted forest… whatever you want. The point is that there’s a beginning and an end, with a whole lot of scary shit in between. Think about how you might […]

Recovery from Alcoholism Upgraded

  I always talk about finding the root of the problem when it comes to why I became an alcoholic, and part of that is finding the source of the justifications that I used to try and protect my alcoholism. “I’m only dinking because I had a bad day at work and I need to […]

Alcoholism and Learning

So, you’ve quit drinking and have now gone back to your old life. You wake up and do the same things you always do. Talk to the same people you always talk to. You watch the same shows you always watch. You eat the same diet and have the same thought about exercise that you’ve […]

Getting and Staying Above Relapse

Why do we relapse? Hell, why do we ever start drinking at all? Alcohol is a social lubricant. It can take our personalities and launch them from being shy and quiet, to being outgoing and the life of the party and everything in between in two drinks flat. Nothing works better. It takes little to […]

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