Baby steps

The first time I tried abstaining for 30 days, I was using it as a test. It was the big challenge put out by many people to answer the question, ‘am I an alcoholic?’ Try doing without for 30 days, they said, and you’ll see that an alcoholic can’t make it. Well, I did make […]

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You can’t take nothing away from me

Of all the emotions that I push aside with drinking, loss and grief are the ones that push my buttons the hardest. Any loss – a death, a breakup, a sense of failure – will send me looking for relief. I struggle with it, perhaps more than anything else.

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Free e-books

I have a new book out called 30 Days Sober: a companion guide to taking a break from alcohol. It’s published by the lovely crew at Final Draft Press, who also helped me with Re-think Your Drinking: 5 practical tips to cut back on alcohol. I’ve made 30 Days Sober free for October 2nd and […]

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