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The Empty Medicine Cabinet by Dustin Rudolph, a Book Review

    My hands gripped the side of the piss stained toilet, microbes laughing as they dug into my flesh. I heaved, I heaved, and I heaved. For the longest time nothing would leave. I was sweating profusely. I heaved, and I heaved and I forced myself to eject a blob of…blood. After puking for several more minutes I felt an urgent need to shit. I grabbed the … [Read More...]

The Alcohol & Addiction Podcast

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The Alcohol & Addiction Podcast Presents: 10 Things You Have to do If You Quit Drinking Alcohol Yesterday

In this week's episode of the Alcohol & Addiction Podcast, I go through the 10 things you have to do if you quit drinking alcohol yesterday. … [Read More...]

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The Alcohol & Addiction Podcast Presents: Greg Merson

When you are suffering with an addiction, everything is affected. I’m talking about your mindset, your relationships, and whatever it is you choose to call a … [Read More...]

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The Alcohol & Addiction Podcast: Sugar Addiction

Numerous people increase sugar intake when they stop drinking alcohol. They have moved from one addiction to another. Most people don’t even realise it. It took me … [Read More...]

The Needy Reader

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Non-Violent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall B. Rosenberg, a Book Review

If I weren’t in the passenger seat I would have crashed the car. My wife is driving. We have somehow managed to get into an argument over nothing. I’m frustrated. I … [Read More...]

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The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? by Rick Warren, a Book Review

  I interviewed a wonderful young man the other day. He said there were two parts to growing up. The physical part is the most obvious. The waking up, not … [Read More...]

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Am I An Alcoholic?

I’m a former alcoholic. Yet if you were to ask anyone who knew me, during my drinking days, they would refute that. None of those people, friends or family, will agree that I was one. So, how do we determine whether you are an alcoholic? … [Read More...]

Why Do I Drink Alcohol?

  Why do I drink alcohol? A question I skirted around when I was a drinker. Most drinkers do. Ignorance is bliss. I drank alcohol because I chose to. An important realisation, but one that needs further mining, because your choice was heavily biased. Alcohol … [Read More...]

Boredom Anxiety Stinks

    A client said he needed to drink alcohol to help him sleep. A client said when he drank alcohol he couldn’t sleep. It was the same client. … [Read More...]

How Alcohol Steals Your Holiday Snapshots

  Americans call them vacations. The British call them holidays. Those precious few weeks, away from the rat race, where everyone can relax, kick back, and enjoy each other’s company. Memories. … [Read More...]

Earthlings

  I’m in a state of shock. My eyes are sore; I’m hollow; mind pounding. I need to sleep. … [Read More...]