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What happens when we drink too much? Firstly there is the pleasant rush of intoxication, the relaxation of anxiety and inhibitions, and a generally pleasant effect. then as more alcohol goes in, a number of things can happen. Mostly nothing … Continue reading
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The Ultimate Consequence
Death is not necessarily the worst outcome for the struggler with an addiction, at least from their perspective. Death for some is an escape from turmoil, trouble and suffering. If someone is in the throes of an addiction, depressed to boot, … Continue reading
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Not knowing, not telling.
What happens if a loved one is developing an addiction problem, and no one is letting them know what is happening? Most people who go on to develop a full alcohol dependence are not aware of it as it is … Continue reading
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A”Life” well spent?
I just spent a part of my holidays reading Keith Richard’s autobiography, Life. In it he details his rise in the 1960′s as guitarist in the Rolling Stones. He charts his musical interests, his part in the band’s success, his marriages … Continue reading
When someone enters into recovery, their ambitions may be very modest. They may think, I would like to give up the booze for a while, or I would like to get the wife back, or I would like to get … Continue reading
The dark days are over.
We all have dark days, days when we can’t seem to shake a sense of forboding, of feeling flat and low. For most of us it is only an occasional feeling; there is some reason or other for it, and … Continue reading
How to persist when you don’t want to.
The trouble about an addiction is that it never goes away. Of course it goes away from the front of your mind, but an addiction is your friend for life. It is impossible to get rid of it, so there … Continue reading
Kermit the frog said “it’s not easy being green”. He might have well have said “it#s not easy being sober”, and it isn’t. No matter how someone says that life is better without alcohol, and it is; no matter how … Continue reading
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Do you want to drink?
Wanting to drink is a funny kind of thing. Its not necessarily very strong, it can be just a passing fancy: “Oh wouldn’t it be nice to have a beer, it a lovely hot day”. Or “Gosh look at everyone … Continue reading
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The right brew
It has been great to have the queen here in Ireland. The visit has been wonderful, uplifting, healing and magnificent. It has felt like growing up, leaving home after years of rows, and then visiting the family home as an … Continue reading