This is a bit of a controversial subject from what I’ve gathered in my short time of not drinking, and I have been back and forth about how I feel about it. If you’ve never heard of it, kombucha is a fermented tea that has had a sharp rise in popularity over the past fewContinue reading “Is it okay to drink kombucha if you’re sober?”
This question has been weighing heavily on my mind lately. My husband and I are both currently living alcohol-free, but we have very different goals in that regard. I do not want to return to drinking alcohol, but he does, eventually. I stopped drinking mainly because I was tired of feeling crappy, never having anyContinue reading “Sobriety versus Moderation: Is it worth it to try to drink in moderation?”
Perhaps you’re newly sober and trying to figure out how to keep it going. Or maybe you’ve been sober for several months and you are starting to struggle. Either way, there are lost of helpful strategies that can help you to maintain your sobriety. I don’t think there’s one right way to get or stay sober. There are many ways! Using a mixture of these strategies is your best weapon! I am only 6 months into my alcohol-free life, but I wanted to share what has helped me the most. I hope some of these suggestions will be helpful for you, too!
June 28th, 2020 was the day I took my last drink. I didn’t really want it, but I didn’t know how else to deal with my emotions, especially the anxiety, loneliness, and depression. I hated myself for needing to drink. It made me feel weak, and I wanted to be strong. I wanted so muchContinue reading “I have been sober for 6 months!”
Drinking dreams—sometimes called relapse dreams or alcoholic nightmares—are incredibly common among people in recovery. In a nutshell, a drinking dream is when you dream that you have ingested alcohol. A 2018 study in the Journal of Substance Abuse and Treatment showed that about 1/3 of adults in recovery have had a dream like this, butContinue reading “Drinking Dreams: What do they mean and how do you cope with them?”
The holidays can be a difficult time when you are in recovery. This year is a little different with the pandemic and so many of the usual festivities being cancelled, but in the past it seemed like there was always a party to go to around the holidays…and no shortage of booze! This is myContinue reading “5 Ways to Stay Sober at a Party”
First, let me say that I don’t think there’s a right or wrong way to get sober. My path to sobriety may look a lot different than yours and that is fine! I had my last drink on June 28th, 2020, and honestly, I didn’t even want it. I was still hungover from the dayContinue reading “How I got sober”