No, I am NOT an alcoholic

No, I am NOT an alcoholic

My name is Esther, and I am not an alcoholic. I certainly used to be. But I wouldn’t admit it then.   Some will tell me, insist even, that I am still, and will always be an alcoholic. That I have a disease that can never be cured. That I am one decision away from a...
Unmasking — who are you under your masks?

Unmasking — who are you under your masks?

How old were you when you first put on a mask? Not the one from the fancy dress shop, to wear when you went trick or treating, or to scare your little brother? Those masks are obvious and can be taken off and discarded easily. And I am DEFINITELY not talking about the...
How to create a sobriety practice

How to create a sobriety practice

How do you create a sober life? With practice! When you’ve got the habit of drinking embedded in your life, you need to create a new habit of not drinking. It needs to become your default, like brushing your teeth in the morning. And to do that, you need to...
Staying sober isn’t the hard part….

Staying sober isn’t the hard part….

I’m often asked if I find it hard to stay sober. It’s an interesting question. Staying sober isn’t the hard part… In the very few moments I’ve been tempted, I’ve imagined how I’d feel in the morning. I think about the self-loathing and shame I’d feel. The regret. The...