Author Archives: Elizabeth

The downside of meds

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m a full proponent of the medical model and believe in using meds to treat both addiction and mental illness.     To keep my particular brand of crazy functioning as a normal person in society I … Continue reading

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Some Random thoughts on Sobriety and Life

I’ve been battling addiction with varying degrees of success for 11 years now. But something’s different since my last relapse, which was pretty bad.    I’m actually happy more often than not.    I like being sober.   I’m singing random songs when … Continue reading

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I’m back – still fighting

I can’t believe it was Feb. when I last posted. I don’t know where my mind has been. I’ve been struggling frankly – wanting to drink, suicidal ideation, thoughts of self harm which hasn’t been an issue in over 5 … Continue reading

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Returning to the Women for Sobriety Statements – Statement 8

Wow, I can’t believe how long it’s been since I last wrote on the statements.   Clearly the last portion of last year was not a good year for writing. And so now I return to the statements with Statement 8: … Continue reading

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I’m back for the New Year

Happy New Year and I’m back. In some ways I can’t believe it was August that I wrote anything here, and in others it’s not surprising.   The latter months of 2015 were not good. I fell into a Major Depressive … Continue reading

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Women for Sobriety Statement 7

7) Love can change the course of my world. Caring becomes all important. At first I balked at this statement, not in least because I have an absolute phobia of romantic relationships, so I thought love AUGH – this is not … Continue reading

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Women for Sobriety Satement 6

6) Life can be ordinary or it can be great. Greatness is mine by a conscious effort. I love this statement.    It doesn’t mean to me, that things are always going to be awesome, but rather by attitude and embracing opportunities … Continue reading

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WFS Statement 5

I am what I think. I am a capable, competent, caring, compassionate woman.    I really struggled with this statement initially, largely because I did not like what I thought about myself. For a long time I defined myself by … Continue reading

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Women for Sobriey Statement 4

Problems bother me only to the degree I permit them to. I now better understand my problems and do not permit problems to overwhelm me.   When I was drinking, and even occasionally in early sobriety, any problem was a … Continue reading

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Women for Sobriety Satement 3

Happiness is a habit I will develop. Happiness is created not waited for I struggled with this statement for a long time.   Happiness seemed out of reach.   I remembered being happy as a kid and in my early 20’s before … Continue reading

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