700 days of Relapse

As some of you may know, I had 5 years of solid sobriety starting on 2009. However, in 2014 I drank again. My relapse lasted a very long time. A long 2+ years, in fact. As difficult as it was to be stuck in those 700+ days of hell, now I know that every day … Continue reading 700 days of Relapse

Guest Post: 5 Healthy Ways of Dealing with Stress in Early Recovery

Happy to share a practical post written by fellow recovery warrior, Luke Pool. He requested to share this on Sober Mami as a valuable insight to the basics of early recovery. Enjoy! ************************************************************************************* It’s often said that the real work begins after completing a treatment program. The reason this is said is because it’s much … Continue reading Guest Post: 5 Healthy Ways of Dealing with Stress in Early Recovery

The Deep Craving Episode (or how I beat my Drinking Demon, instead of relapsing again)

Today I beat my drinking demon to a pulp. I fought my illness good and hard on the wrestling mat. It was a terrifying match. I finished bloody, messy and exhausted...but I won. Against all odds, I won. What this means is that in the middle of an otherwise ordinary workday, smack in the middle of solid months … Continue reading The Deep Craving Episode (or how I beat my Drinking Demon, instead of relapsing again)