Tag: committing to sobriety

There is no deeper connection than drinking

It makes me cry inside, but once you establish this connection, there is little chance of it going away. We can pretend about miracles all we want, but they rarely happen. I love drinking. There are so many memories tied up to the times I drank alone. Alcohol got me……

Happy ending

Secret thoughts about the happy ending are the main reason why many people like me get sober. Quitting drinking will change my life, things will work out correctly just like in those midday tv dramas where goodness wins over bad. This picture in the head is quietly inspiring. It makes me go……

Paws are real

Somehow when I first heard about post acute withdrawal symptoms in rehab it made them seem surreal. They are not a big deal I thought, while still detoxing from alcohol. What came next just covered them up and all this time I couldn’t quietly understand why do……

50 reasons to stop drinking


 Alcohol damages your skin
 It can can also cause varicose veins
Red face
De-hydrates your skin
Strips water from your skin’s cells
Alcohol is body system dehydrant
It’s hypoglycemic
It affects estrogen levels
It affects testosterone levels
It causes edema
Swollen ankles
Ascites abdomen full of water
Increased blood pressure
Circulatory issues
Average spend on drinking per year is $15,000
A heavy drinker can sped 150,000 on drinking in 10 years
 Gain self-respect
Gain self-dignity
Improve relationship with your significant other
A better Monday at work
Improved mental focus
Improved concentration
Ability to climb corporate ladder
Better able to secure a job
Self-respect in front of your children
Weakened, damaged nails
Brittle, thinned, dry hair
Weight gain. One bottle of wine……

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