People stuck in their 12-step ideologies are only delaying their inevitable recovery! People get caught up in "identities" far too often, and the "I'm an alcoholic forever" identity is one of the most dangerous to be in. What part of suffering for a lifetime is worth hanging onto for you? Is it the awesome meetings?... Continue Reading →
The Red Pill changes the expression of unhealthy genes that cause alcoholism and gives you your life back. The Blue Pill has you surviving and not drinking, but you're struggling and you believe that your sobriety is all you have and all you'll ever have because you're doomed to be an alcoholic for life. Which... Continue Reading →
I always talk about finding the root of the problem when it comes to why I became an alcoholic, and part of that is finding the source of the justifications that I used to try and protect my alcoholism. “I’m only dinking because I had a bad day at work and I need to... Continue Reading →
So, you’ve quit drinking and have now gone back to your old life. You wake up and do the same things you always do. Talk to the same people you always talk to. You watch the same shows you always watch. You eat the same diet and have the same thought about exercise that you’ve... Continue Reading →
The problem is with the word "only", which you also used to described the way you stay sober. Using the phrase "the only way" takes people out of the game. It destroys objectivity and an ideology is born.
Growing up in an alcoholic household as a kid was challenging, not because I believed it was challenging back then, but because when I look back, I realize that I just swept everything under the rug hoping it would go away. I had no tools to deal with the nonsense my parents were making... Continue Reading →
Why do we relapse? Hell, why do we ever start drinking at all? Alcohol is a social lubricant. It can take our personalities and launch them from being shy and quiet, to being outgoing and the life of the party and everything in between in two drinks flat. Nothing works better. It takes little to... Continue Reading →