Neural network of a dependent drinker

These words of wisdom came from a blogger on Soberistas who goes by the name of Pip: ‘The brain is full of neural pathways and the “priorities” pathways are the ones that give us the ‘want/urge/desire/need to eat, drink water, be sociable and mate… all for survival. If we ignore them we will die.  The […]

Grieving

As a nurse I am very familiar with Elizabeth Kubler Ross’ 5 stages of grieving and Friday night really made me reflect on this and how I was going through a grieving process about alcohol.  It had been a part of my life for so long and now it wasn’t. The five stages are denial, […]

Knowledge is power

So Alcohol Awareness Week here in the UK turned up some tv programming and journalistic gems.  I particularly liked this part of a piece in The Telegraph: ‘Alcohol, as I know to my cost, is both physically and psychologically addictive. A recent Netmums survey found that 81 per cent of those who drank alcohol drank […]