The 4 Emotional Stages of Sobriety

I love this- This is ME ….I’ve blogged this from the Sobarista’s website because it resonated so strongly with me right now. I see myself stuck (at the moment) between stages 2&3. Its hugely reassuring to know that

  • I am not the only one to feel like this,
  • It will settle
  • I’ve passed through stage 1, and part of stage 2
  • It will settle …

My journey, from wine lover to sober and happy...

I stopped drinking in April 2011, embarking on a journey that began in the early hours of one spring morning and which has taken me on a convoluted and emotionally turbulent ride, finally allowing me to climb off into a place that resembles contentment and emotional stability. For anyone who has recently ditched alcohol, I have written the following; it outlines my experiences of the different emotional stages I travelled through in the 23 months between my last drink and today, and I hope that it might help those of you who are new to sobriety by giving you a bit of a heads up of what to expect in this new and exciting chapter of your life.

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Stage 1 – the joys of the natural high

As an alcohol-dependent person who had felt terribly out of control of her own life for many, many years, the first few weeks and months of living…

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