Do You Drink To Build Up Your Self-Confidence?

It’s so easy to start drinking to escape low self-esteem or to build up your confidence. There have been a lot of times in my life when I’ve needed a drink to cope with a situation where I had to meet other people; at least I thought I did.
As I’ve got older, the times when I need self-confidence the most are the times when it would be totally inappropriate to drink…
Like going in to see my son’s teachers … scary…
Like going to meet a new client…
A lot of the day to day stuff any adult is supposed to do. That’s when I had to develop my backbone and start facing life…

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Has Your Physician Ever Treated You For Drinking?

At first, I thought this was going to be a question I could answer no to… At last! Nope… when I think about my visits to the doctor over the last twenty years, they’re ALL alcohol related. Broken bones, busted head, ulcers…

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How Long Before The Alcohol Habit is Gone? Everyone Can Change | SDA11

How Long Before The Alcohol Habit is Gone? Everyone Can Change | SDA11

This is week 11 of my journey into alcohol mastery! On the site this week we had three more questions from the Johns Hopkins series. I take a look at my ups – 11 weeks free, flu free, and full of life… and my downs – can’t run as well as I thought!. The tip of the week is everyone can change…And some Irish humor! — A paddy joke!

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Have You Ever Had Complete Loss of Memory Because of Your Drinking?

My memory of important personal events has been one of the biggest losses to me. Alcohol has stolen so many of my most precious memories. Many people drink to forget and I was one of those drinkers. Those memories are usually of traumatic events, highly charged emotional times we’d rather forget about. Things we’ve done or said, bad parts of our lives.

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Do You Drink Alone?

We drink alone because we feel alone or because we like the solitude. Most heavy drinkers drink alone because they want to get drunk, and it’s easier to get drunk at home on your own than it is to get dressed and go out. It’s a lot less embarrassing too!

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Do You Drink To Escape Troubles or Worries?

The only way that drink is going to solve YOUR problems is if you drink yourself to death. Your problems will then be someone else’s… usually the “someone else” who cared about you the most! Problems and troubles and worries are a part of life, without them you cannot be. They’re our way of learning… you make mistakes, learn from them and move on… Also, read about how my fears liberated me!

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How To Stop Alcohol Cravings

There are many long and short term methods to stop cravings. Some are physical like eating good food, getting exercise, or curling up at night for a good night’s sleep. Others are mental fixes. One of the best things that worked for me was playing the movie of my drinking in my mind.

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Don't Wait To Stop Drinking? Why Wait? Why Risk Your Future? | SDA10

Don’t Wait To Stop Drinking? Why Wait? Why Risk Your Future? | SDA10

This is week 10 of my journey into alcohol mastery! On the site this week we had three more questions from the Johns Hopkins series. I take a look at my ups – losing more weight… and my downs – still feeling the effects of the pesky flu. The tip of the week is not to wait to give up alcohol, you’ll never find the perfect time. Just do it NOW!

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Is Drinking Jeopardizing Your Job or Business?

Is Drinking Jeopardizing Your Job or Business? The drinking golem is a sneaky bastard. It operates with patience and cunning over a long time. You won’t know it got you until it’s really got it’s claws dug in, by then it might be too late!

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Has Your Efficiency Decreased Since Drinking?

Has Your Efficiency Decreased Since Drinking? Setting goals in life is important in order to get anything done, to achieve things in your life. How are you going to be anyone if you have a problem with alcohol?

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