• Nettles

      Through the nettles my journey started, stinging my feet but nothing mattered. I felt nothing in my head I was always in a daze, soon I realised this was no faze. I didn't care what others thought, all I wanted was another drop, soon a drop became a few my family and friends never knew. As the counting stopped in how many? It changed to days weeks and every penny, and then I admitted my problem was real I ...

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    Alcoholism,
    Journey,
    Inspiration,
    Counselling,
    Understanding
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  • There is Freedom-Reach Out-Ask for Help

    I remember how hard the struggle was to admit I had a problem. My pride and delusional thinking always wanted to overpower the reality. My alcohol use was numbing my pain. Flowing through my bloodstream like a vicious cycle of raging vengeance that gave me a fearless feeling of confidence and strength. When the alcohol wasn’t present, the reality set in. I was sad, depressed, and fucking hopeless. I felt like a worthless piece of ...

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    hopeless,
    Hopeless,
    addiction,
    Alcoholism,
    stress
  • Overcoming addiction and alcoholism-There is Hope

    My name is Stephanie, and I am a recovering alcoholic and addict. I remember how miserable I was when I was using and drinking. Getting sober isn’t nearly as hard as keeping up with our lives when we are out there drinking or using. It’s amazing how different I am today, nearly four years later. Through Bradford Health Services, AA, my family, my new (real) friends, and my AA sponsor, I gained my life back. ...

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    Recovery,
    stories,
    Alcoholism,
    coping strategies,
    hope
  • Judge or Jury

    Well, where do I begin? Its hard to be the judge in your own case but perhaps I need to not think of me as the judge but a member of the Jury and that way I might offer a more balanced view of my life. Rather than be by own best friend that I might find it difficult to comment on , what might be more useful to me would be to ask what ...

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    Tags:
    Alcoholism,
    Thinking
  • Thirst

    DON'T DRINK THIS WEEKEND! DON'T DRINK THIS WEEKEND! DON'T DRINK THIS WEEKEND! DON'T DRINK THIS WEEKEND! DON'T DRINK THIS WEEKEND! DON'T DRINK THIS WEEKEND! DON'T DRINK THIS WEEKEND! DON'T DRINK THIS WEEKEND! DON'T DRINK THIS WEEKEND! DON'T DRINK THIS WEEKEND! DON'T DRINK THIS WEEKEND! On and on and on and on, Pimms on the peripheral, Gin in the genes, Vodka in the vortex of my inner cortex, like a shadow, never too far from my ...

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    Alcoholism
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  • Diction

    Alcoholism! Disease? Disorder? Dependency? Diction can disguise, disgust, drive to despair. Diction can debilitate, detriment and doom. I am a sentient being. Not a word on a page. This disease may DISTINGUISH me from you. But it will not DEFINE me.

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    Alcoholism