4 Going On 40

Four years of sobriety and approaching forty years of age on planet Earth. I feel naive, vulnerable and fearful of a world I perused through an alcoholic lens. In one respect I’m trailblazing in an exciting landscape beset with wonder and intrigue. However, there’s always a sinister presence skulking in the shadows. Maybe it’s somethingContinue reading “4 Going On 40”

Geographic Alcoholic

The first time I heard of ‘doing a geographical’ was at AA meetings. I kept coming back to meetings, as suggested, and this enabled me to become familiar with phrases applicable to alcoholism. I understand it as blaming the location for the current behaviour and changing the location in an attempt to leave the behaviourContinue reading “Geographic Alcoholic”

A.U.D Vs Alcoholism

I’m interested in how Alcoholism is defined within professional circles and how this interpretation filters down into society to the individual. Is it a mental disorder, a spiritual malady, a disease, a choice, a combination, and how is it diagnosed and treated? Following is what I learned and it isn’t necessarily what I was expecting.Continue reading “A.U.D Vs Alcoholism”