I blogged most of them, the idea was simple: Invest the same energy into my recovery that I had been dedicating to my addiction. It was more than blogging. Sober Tony was always talking trash on Twitter about the real work of recovery: working the 12 steps with my sponsor learning from AA meetings getting … Continue reading Blogging 100 days of Going Sober
Before I came out about my alcoholism, I was terrified to be discovered. I literally had drunken nightmares about friends doing "an intervention" on me. The shame pushed me into a corner, eventually I ran away to Haiti rather than admitting I had a problem. But I'm not just a victim of mental health stigma, … Continue reading The stigma used to start with me – now I want to help end it
No situation is so bad that a drink can't make it worse.
Three times now I've looked down into that abyss. Each time I took a step back without picking up the first drink. I didn't have strong cravings until day 28 sober At 8 weeks sober - I really wanted to drink Yesterday - I actually ordered a beer before my girlfriend sent it back. After talking with … Continue reading Lessons from my third almost-relapse