What Happens When You Quit Drinking Alcohol For 30 Days
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What Happens When You Quit Drinking Alcohol For 30 Days

On December 19, 2016, I promised myself that I was finished playing around. No more relapses. No more bi monthly binge. I was going to take my sobriety seriously and go all in. The thirty days that followed were a roller coaster, one that I am still on, but filled with lessons and insights I will take to help me get through the next thirty. Sobriety, as with most things, is uniquely personal. I don’t purport to speak for the sober community or to suggest that my experience is normal. I only hope that my insights may prove helpful to someone else who reads this blog, like I’ve done with so many other writers, and says “me too.”

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Why You Need To Stop Binge Drinking And Start Changing Your Relationship With Alcohol
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Why You Need To Stop Binge Drinking And Start Changing Your Relationship With Alcohol

Imagine this scene. You're supposed to grab dinner with some friends after work on Friday. Last weekend you went overboard with the binge drinking and paid for it dearly well into Tuesday, so you've decided to "take it easy" this weekend. You'll just have a glass of wine or beer with dinner and make it an early evening, maybe even hit up the gym Saturday morning. There's a class you've been meaning to check out.  Except at dinner, that glass of wine felt really good and you were having such good conversation with your friends. You didn't want that vibe to end...

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The Problem With Mommy Drinking Culture And Why We Need To Talk About It
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The Problem With Mommy Drinking Culture And Why We Need To Talk About It

I know I've written about this before, but today I fell down a little bit of a rabbit hole. Once I clicked on the pin, Pinterest began suggesting to me a whole cache of personalized, mommy wine glasses. One after the other, they flooded my computer screen. All had some variation of the same message: Being a mom is hard. You need to drink to manage.

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5 Reasons Exercise Is So Critical In Sobriety And Recovery

I think you'll agree that when you first quit something major like drinking or smoking, it's hard to know what to do with yourself. You've just taken away the ONE thing that allowed you to relax or manage hard times. Now you feel awkward doing the most basic activities. You might as well have two left feet. Where do you put all this energy? How do you handle life now?

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