Alcoholic Thinking…

It's commonly accepted in Alcoholics Anonymous that the feelings alcoholics have before they pick up their first drink are "restlessness, irritability and discontent". For an alcoholic, this sets up the phenomenon of craving. A normal person can have a drink to relax, escape and return to a normal state of mind just fine, but an … Continue reading Alcoholic Thinking…

When the Fog Lifts, the Problems Exist…

I made a decision to stop drinking. I made the decision for a few different reasons, but the reality is I am not really the kind of person to avoid problems.  In fact, for most of my life, I have faced challenges pretty willingly and courageously and it wasn't until the past few years that … Continue reading When the Fog Lifts, the Problems Exist…