Alcohol Gives You Nothing

alcohol gives you nothingDid you ever think about what alcohol gives you? I didn’t, until an old friend of mine decided to quit drinking many years ago. He quit back in 2000, which was at least 4 years before I thought about it.

He was a heavy drinker for as long as I had known him, and his decision took me a bit by surprise. When I asked him why, he simply replied “What is alcohol giving me?” I didn’t understand what he meant back then, but now I certainly do.
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Baby Step Towards Sobriety

baby stepCan a baby step towards sobriety be the BEST approach to quit drinking? It can IF quitting seems like an impossible task, requiring more strength than you have.

If you approach it as a baby trying to crawl before walking, you can steadily move in the direction of sobriety. This can be motivating, as these very small steps may not require a great deal of effort.

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Become Sober by Avoiding These 8 Things

become soberSometimes we are so focused on what we SHOULD do that we forget to eliminate what we SHOULDN’T do. If you are looking to become sober then here are 8 things you should NOT be doing:

1. Don’t hang around people who tell you you’re helpless before alcohol. Yes, I’m specifically referring to AA and their idiotic 12 Steps here, but this would also apply to other people in your life. A lot of us have friends or family who believe in the “helplessness” idea of alcoholism, and they’re only too eager to convince you that you’re powerless. Don’t fall for it! Read more Become Sober by Avoiding These 8 Things

Hate Mail for My Alcoholism Articles

hate mailAh, yes. Hate mail, I love it! Many of the articles on my site ridicule AA and it’s “learned helplessness” approach. I believe it causes more harm than good, and we should look at other options first.

People don’t like that. Or they feel that my site doesn’t meet their expectations of what makes for good “alcoholism articles”. Here are a few of the more interesting comments and/or emails I’ve received. By the way, I’ve corrected the typos, as evidently people who write hate mail cannot spell! Read more Hate Mail for My Alcoholism Articles

Alcohol Made You Sick

alcohol made you sickChances are that alcohol made you sick at some point in your life. You’ve been huddled about the toilet, either feeling sick or actually vomiting, because you’ve drunk too much. You may have even felt so nauseous that you wanted to vomit. Or you made yourself vomit, just so you could get it over with and start feeling better.
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Thinking About Drinking?

thinking about drinkingDoes drinking seem to always be on your mind? Do you sincerely want to stop or cut back on your alcohol intake, and yet find yourself somehow focusing on it a good part of the day? In other words, do you keep thinking about drinking?

If this sounds like you, get ready for some offbeat advice that is a valuable tool to help you get your mind off of the booze. And it’s so simple you’ll be able to do it immediately! Read more Thinking About Drinking?