I'm way over my head - especially since my head hasn't been working lately. These are some serious life questions hanging over me. Divorce? Try to make amends and save the marriage? Background: I'm separated from my wife and living … [Read more...] about How many days of sobriety before I can trust my brain again?
It feels like a time machine, only I can't do anything to change the past. I found these notes on my Google Drive from March 2015, two years before I finally began my recovery. I remember the day when I started this list. I was sitting … [Read more...] about How my alcoholism progressed (notes from before the recovery blog)
I'm trying to find the balance between being positive and putting a jinx on my recovery. I'm ready to celebrate this new life of freedom. I'm writing this post on day 14 sober again, that's just 2 weeks without drinking. Sure it is a … [Read more...] about How I finally quit drinking. Why this time is different.
I'm having a great week and wanted to share something more upbeat than the normal addiciton talk. Here are the top songs in my mind this week for breaking up with alcohol (not sure if the artists meant them that way). It's my music for … [Read more...] about My recovery playlist – good songs for dealing with addiciton
I've been looking for some answers tonight because my alcohol detox didn't have all the nasty side effects I've heard about. Full blown alcohol withdrawal syndrome can be a life threatening event. If you are going sober for the first … [Read more...] about Why are my alcohol withdrawal symptoms so mild?
This is the question so many women ask when they discovered they are married to an alcoholic man. It's a painful situation, full of self blame and feeling of powerless. I'm the husband. I lived through this situation firsthand, when … [Read more...] about How can I help my husband quit drinking? Some tips for dealing with an alcoholic spouse.