Recovery Resilience

In the midst of a second wave of coronavirus, I’m an alcoholic struggling with the surge of emotions caused by isolation and nostalgia for a time free from fear. To clarify I mean external fear i.e. socially distancing, wearing masks, not going to public events, thinking twice about venturing out for anything not deemed absolutelyContinue reading “Recovery Resilience”

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”