One day at a time
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When we stop

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I knew for a long time what happened if I didn’t drink in the evening… I wouldn’t sleep. But what I didn’t realise was that this only showed me one of several changes that had occurred in my brain and […]

Today is the only day in which we have any power
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Today

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“There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow” (Dalai Lama) I can’t change the past, and I can’t dictate the future. The past is fixed […]

understanding and learning from relapse
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Understanding and learning from relapse

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Relapse is a crushing and confusing experience. Stopping drinking is hard and I never understood quite how hard it was until I tried. It’s hard because sometimes the test can be ferocious, and sometimes it can be devious… my addiction kept finding new ways to challenge me. Until I realised just how hard it was, and how devious it could be, I didn’t bring enough to the attempt… that’s my experience. But relapse isn’t failure, it is education.