[one_half_last]Hello and welcome to the Addiction Blog RoundUp for this week. The posts this week are focused on tips and tools to help you stay sober from alcohol or clean from drugs. Enjoy your reading!
Over at 12 the Hard Way, Paul W. writes about the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. In one of this week’s posts, he is talking about the 3rd step and about reminding ourselves the importance of asking for help from a higher power. His thought for the day is: [/one_half_last]
“Lose the “I can take it from here” attitude.” Personally, I always find myself in trouble when I try to take over which, of course, is his point.
In The Darkest Time Of The Year
Laurie Works has a guest post over on Sisterwives this week and she is talking about finding your beacon this holiday season. We all have a place, a person, or a moment that brightens up our life every time we think of it. Her point, and well said, is: “If you’re in the dark, it will light you. If you’re in the light, you know dark times will come at some point, and that beacon will see you through.” For someone who is in the midst of holiday overwhelm, the thought of that beacon can be very reassuring.
The Unlocking Of My Life
“What I mean is, on balance, I get more from being sober than I would ever gain from alcohol, and I know that, and I hold onto that.” This is a quote from @aig who wrote a guest post over at Living Sober this week. She is describing many of the positive changes she has seen in her life after getting sober. Keeping the “pros” of sobriety and the pain of the drinking or drug use uppermost in your mind can help you to stay in the moment and walk you through some of the toughest moments.
Badassery: A Guest Post By Dennis Meeks
Ok, so first of all, I love the title of this post – it made me smile. And I have to say, Dennis is clearly a badass! On Running On Sober, Dennis tells his story of sobriety and running marathons – and compares the two. At one point he says: “I’m stronger, tougher, more disciplined than I thought. I have endured. By god, that’s what I do, I endure.” This can be true for you…and me….and all of us.
What To Do When Family Expects “Christmas Cheer”
Finally for this week, we have a post about how to handle a common family (or friend) situation that can occur any time of year, but seems to often occur around the holidays. Belle over at Tired Of Thinking About Drinking is answering an email from a reader about serving alcohol in your home. I love the part of her response where she says: “there is no obligation to provide alcohol. there is no expectation that you do anything.” I agree with her. It is your house, you get to make the rules and you should make those rules so that you are the most comfortable person in the room.
That’s all for this week. Have a great weekend and a great holiday week!
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