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Overcoming the fear of the scale: Hidden Addiction

Overcoming the fear of the scale: Hidden Addiction

I was counting the calories of every single thing I was putting into my body. I wanted to see how far I could push myself and before I knew it I had stopped eating completely. I became convinced that if I started eating I would put on weight again.

Growing up with parents addicted to alcohol: Adult children of alcoholics

Growing up with parents addicted to alcohol: Adult children of alcoholics

Most people don’t realize that growing up to parents with alcohol addiction comes with its own challenges. As much as you think you might, you don’t think the same as people who don’t grow up to addiction. You are constantly fighting a battle. The battle changes daily but you are always on the defensive and ready to fend for yourself. Because that is what you have always had to do.

Explaining Yourself

Explaining Yourself

I'm starting today's blog with a story that doesn't relate to addiction or recovery, but I hope that you'll get why I chose it when I'm done telling it.

The Mondays

The Mondays

Today is Thursday, but there's another day I'm writing about: Monday.

I've noticed a very obvious pattern since I've started getting involved in the sober community. Mondays are the worst! Not in a "Ugh, the weekend is over" way, but in a "I just relapsed and blacked out the entire weekend" way.


The Addict's Brain - Winning arguments against yourself

The Addict's Brain - Winning arguments against yourself

How’s your sober new year going? We are about ten days into 2017. Ten days might not sound like an awful lot of time, but for an addict it might as well be 10 years.

Those first few days are often, if not usually, excruciating. There’s a lot you have to deal with. Things like social changes, routine changes – heck, even what you can watch on the TV (stupid alcohol adverts). The worst of them all is the withdrawal. Now, withdrawal is a widely discussed and generally well-known topic. Everyone knows your body starts to crave whatever addictive substance it was used to. You get the shakes, you get nauseous. Those are all physical withdrawal symptoms. Instead, I want to tell you about the one that’s worse.