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Maintaining a positive attitude in life sober and off psychiatric medication

Maintaining a positive attitude in life sober and off psychiatric medication

You’d think that having a general ‘positive attitude in life’ would be easy. Especially now that you’re sober, right? Well, not entirely. Why life, why? My first solo exhibition at the AVA Gallery is done and dusted. The official review was very well-received by my peers. I sold several […]

280 days sober – And all I want is a cold beer – Still learning to control alcohol cravings

280 days sober – And all I want is a cold beer – Still learning to control alcohol cravings

 Can you control alcohol cravings? I’m not shy to say it. I’m still learning to control alcohol cravings. And I’d bet a few hundred Rands (not dollars guys!) that even recovering addicts would definitely feel the same. Triggers don’t go away, so it makes sense […]

What it feels like to be alcohol free – Sober for 227 days

What it feels like to be alcohol free – Sober for 227 days

When “they” ask “what it feels like to be alcohol free” When people ask  “what it feels like to be alcohol free”. I can immediately answer and say, “You already know. The last word you said says it all.” FREE. I am free of the […]

A guide to survive the festive season without alcohol- for the newbie alcoholic

A guide to survive the festive season without alcohol- for the newbie alcoholic

This is my tried and tested guide to survive the festive season without alcohol. This is especially useful if you are a newbie alcoholic. You know that phase on your journey when people if you question if you really have a problem, and uhm, then […]

3 months free from alcohol ROCKS – An Update

3 months free from alcohol ROCKS – An Update

I’ve been 3 months free from alcohol. That’s right, 101 days! I find it hard to believe that I managed to last 3 months without alcohol. I say this because I know how deep in the doo-doo I was. I drank daily. But I hear […]


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