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‘writing’ tag

The growing phenomenon of online recovery…

Thursday 14 Aug, 2014, 11:23am by Mrs D 14 comments

I was contacted a couple of weeks ago by a journalist writing an article on online recovery. She sent me a bunch of questions via email and I answered them early one Saturday morning. Her name is Allie Holbrook and she’s a sober blogger & freelance writer living in Australia. Her  blog ‘And Everything Afterwards’ is awesome. Her article on online […]

A letter to my past addicted self

Tuesday 5 Aug, 2014, 6:58am by Mrs D 3 comments

I was asked by an American rehab to submit an article for their website. They said “write a letter to your past addicted self. Be persuasive and empowering “. I didn’t hold back. ========================= Dear Mrs D, Here’s the thing. You’re hooked on booze. It’s got its claws into you and that’s just a fact. Don’t hide away […]

Why writing is so powerful

Saturday 2 Aug, 2014, 9:27am by Mrs D 9 comments

One of the things that is so hard about being addicted to alcohol is that much of the angst is internal. I had a lot of twisted beliefs, secret compulsions, and miserable  thoughts that had been swirling around in my head. When I gave up alcohol I started blogging, and by blogging I was getting […]