Alcohol and Control

𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞!!…𝐆𝐈𝐕𝐄 𝐌𝐄 𝐀 𝐃𝐑𝐈𝐍𝐊!!!, 𝐨𝐫 𝐦𝐚𝐲𝐛𝐞, 𝐈’𝐌 𝐆𝐎𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐀 𝐑𝐔𝐍!!! 𝐈𝐭 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬𝐧’𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐬, 𝐢𝐭’𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐬 𝐰𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫. The easiest, quickest way of changing the way you feel, when the same people, are pushing the same buttons. That warmth, flushing through your body, a rush of feel …

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Losing my Grandmother.

𝐃𝐢𝐝 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐊𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐀𝐝𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐒𝐮𝐛𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐀𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬, 𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐮𝐬 𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐚𝐩𝐞 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐧? They do not stem from a lack of willpower, or genetics. 𝐈’𝐯𝐞 𝐨𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐧 𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐤𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐲 𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐟𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫, 𝐫𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐲, 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐦𝐲 𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫. After losing him at 14, I didn’t understand …

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Our Inner Child

𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐥𝐞 𝐌𝐨𝐬𝐭-𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐚𝐝𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐭 𝐬𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞…𝐛𝐞 𝐢𝐭 𝐚𝐥𝐜𝐨𝐡𝐨𝐥, 𝐞𝐱𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐢𝐬𝐞, 𝐬𝐞𝐱, 𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠…𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐦𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟. Obviously, you first have to admit you have an issue that needs to be addressed, be it stopping completely, or cutting back, denial only leads to more pain. The …

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Our Inner/Higher Self

The importance of communication, along with acceptance, allowing, and understanding, cannot be emphasised enough. Of course, healthy relationships are highly beneficial and important when it comes to our family, romantic, social, and work. What about the ones we have with ourselves? Isn’t this the most important relationship that should be healthy? When we accept and …

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Alcohol – Addictions – Health and our relationships with them.

𝗜𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗴𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻, 𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗻’𝘁 𝘄𝗲 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝘆? 𝗚𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗦𝘁𝗲𝘃𝗲 𝗞𝗻𝗮𝗽𝗽, 𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗹𝗰𝗼𝗵𝗼𝗹, 𝗮𝗱𝗱𝗶𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻, 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵, 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺, 𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗹𝘃𝗲𝘀, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝗻𝘃𝗶𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝘄𝗲 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗶𝗻, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲. Attempting to be “strong” while you “deal” with your pain and unhappiness in life, by nurturing unhealthy relationships with your coping mechanisms, …

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How were you to know?

𝗗𝗶𝗱 𝗜 𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲, 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗜 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗱𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝘁 𝟭𝟱 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗮𝗴𝗲… All I understood, pretty quickly, drinking alcohol meant, I no longer had to feel the way I did about life, I could change it in no time. By 30yrs old, I’d been doing this so long, I’d no idea how …

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Intention to Change

A few of my own thoughts…From a young age, my relationship with myself, wasn’t healthy, I learned how to “deal” with it. My relationship with alcohol and other potentially addictive activities, were also never healthy, left unaddressed, all these issues simply got worse. It got to the point, where I was talking about hiring someone, …

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Intention – Willpower – Alcohol and Change

𝗪𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗽𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿 𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝗻 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗼𝗼𝗹, that I myself used after leaving the hospital. This, along with an obvious change in mindset, helped me move forward…to get out of my temporary, put-up bed and out of the door each morning, to walk with friends, whatever the conditions and to keep going, particularly, when it hurt. I …

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Liver Scans and Healing after Alcohol

!!! 𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄𝐑 𝐒𝐂𝐀𝐍𝐒 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐀𝐋𝐂𝐎𝐇𝐎𝐋 !!! That was “different ” another scan, but not at a hospital, I’ll say it again, I’m so grateful for the level of care I continue to receive. I was told to stop consuming alcohol at 30 years of age, after the delirium tremens, hallucinations and a week in hospital …

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