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25 Tips For Staying Sober

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This post will give you a nice handy reference to many tips for not just getting sober, but for staying sober. This distills the wealth of information on this blog—not all of it—but some of the basic ideas having to do with remaining sober for the long haul. 1. Motivate yourself every day It’s hard to think about your alcoholism, but it’s essential to give yourself a little reminder every single day. I’ve written, before, about various ways of remaining positive, and of gearing up for a good … [Read more...]

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Tips For Dealing with Withdrawal

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My personal tips for dealing with withdrawal In 2002, a friend of mine called me telling me he’d slept about a half an hour the last two nights.  He’d had to leave his job on a landscaping crew two days in a row.  He found that he was confused, that it seemed slightly dark in his apartment in the middle of the afternoon.  He said when he sat and thought about what was going on, how his resolution to quit drinking was going, he would start sweating.  His forehead would get this thick sheen of … [Read more...]

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New Relationships Can Threaten Sobriety

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So, new relationship can threaten your sobriety, ironic, isn't it? I had a friend named TJ.  This was back in Albuquerque in the 90’s when I was drinking a lot.  I met TJ just before he started getting clean.  He was the manager of a convenience store I frequented, and we got to talking that way, also finding out we had a friend in common. TJ—as happened with me—had a hard time with his girlfriend while he was still drinking.  Or it might be more accurate to say that she had problems with … [Read more...]

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Recovering Alcoholic Behaviors that Lead to Long Term Sobriety

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Behavioral change is the key to enjoying long-term sobriety. An alcoholic cannot be helped without admitting a problem, booking into a reputable rehab center and staying through the treatment. Those who admit to alcohol addiction and go through rehabilitation come out and the battle they have to face on a day to day basis is ensuring they don't relapse. Here are some recovering alcoholic behaviors that lead to long term sobriety. Change your environment Is it insane to do the same thing over … [Read more...]