It was late November. My husband and I were vacationing in Florida with a group of friends. I got drunk the first night. So drunk that I didn’t remember a lot of it the next day. I had a horrible hangover accompanied by anxiety that made my skin crawl. I wanted to leave my body. I laid in bed sweaty and restless.Read more
The first two on this list can be hard. Sometimes we feel the need to explain ourselves. This is especially true early on in sobriety. As you get more confident these responses will be easier to say.Read more
My first anxiety attack happened while checking out at K-Mart
I was 25 years old, hungover and on my lunch break. Out of nowhere I got a rush of tingles throughout my body. The adrenalin kicked in and I started shaking. In one swift action I swiped my debit card, grabbed my bagged items, and rushed to my car. What the Fuck was that?Read more
The answer is yes, alcohol is a drug.
I was furious when my 11 year old told me this. “What are they teaching you in school?” I asked. I always defended alcohol. Everyone around me drank and therefore I never thought of it as a drug, it was alcohol. In my mind it was in its own category and never to be confused as a drug.Read more