Category: Teetotaling

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F*ck the Wagon. Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Roads: Thoughts on Sobriety and Relapse

Falling off the wagon isn’t a thing in my world. Not for me. Not for you. Not for any of us. Not because I think people who used to abuse or overuse alcohol in the past and are sober now can never f*ck up. We’re human. Sh*t happens. But falling off the wagon isn’t a thing in my world because I don’t believe relapse … Read More F*ck the Wagon. Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Roads: Thoughts on Sobriety and Relapse

Alcohol, Addiction, and Keyser Soze

A lot of people still believe that alcohol and addiction are completely separate, not necessarily related issues, and that one is inherently “bad” and the other is “fun,” and that if they stay “careful” and moderate their consumption and aren’t unlucky enough to have been born with the “addict gene,” then all will be good in the hood. In a nutshell, a lot of … Read More Alcohol, Addiction, and Keyser Soze

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Teetotaling

What is teetotaling? I like to use the word teetotaling as the overarching term to describe my sober lifestyle, because it seems like when people hear the the word “sobriety,” they tend to either shut down or layer a sh*t-ton of their own emotional associations over whatever is being said. (P.S. In case you were wondering, “sober” ≠ “somber,” because sober folks are super … Read More Teetotaling