WHY I DECIDED TO RECOVER OUT LOUD.

As if the struggles of active addiction are not enough, many of us live lives framed by stigma. Whilst maybe only words, these stigmas are…

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QUITTING DRINKING – WHY CAN’T I JUST MODERATE?

QUITTING DRINKING – WHY CAN’T I JUST MODERATE?

If you are using willpower to moderate your drinking, then all you are really doing is fighting against your desire. Why moderation doesn't work... View Post
SURELY ONE WON’T HURT. WE MEET GAYLE.

SURELY ONE WON’T HURT. WE MEET GAYLE.

I wasted so many precious moments with my kids thanks to alcohol and they missed out on so much too because I was either … View Post
THE ART OF BEING FEARLESS.

THE ART OF BEING FEARLESS.

What would YOU do if you weren't afraid? We celebrate Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2019 with our very own, Sarah J. Braun. View Post
DRINKING WASN’T MY PASSTIME, IT WAS MY IDENTITY.SO I QUIT.

DRINKING WASN’T MY PASSTIME, IT WAS MY IDENTITY.SO I QUIT.

Right up until the moment I quit I thought I would always be a drinker. I would never give up alcohol. Life was too … View Post
SHOVE & NUMB. BY TRACIE.

SHOVE & NUMB. BY TRACIE.

Maintaining sobriety can be brutal. Just when you think you’ve got things covered, the monster rears its ugly head – let battle commence. So, … View Post
BRITISH WOMEN ARE AMONG THE HEAVIEST DRINKERS IN THE WORLD.

BRITISH WOMEN ARE AMONG THE HEAVIEST DRINKERS IN THE WORLD.

Do you feel free? Perhaps you feel held captive by a society that promotes drinking alcohol as, well, “absolutely fabulous”? Did you know that … View Post
YOU HAD TO BE THERE! OPEN MIC NIGHT REVIEW.

YOU HAD TO BE THERE! OPEN MIC NIGHT REVIEW.

5 WAYS hosted another Open Mic Night on the 8th of February to celebrate the talents of those in recovery. The evening featured spoken-word performers,&… View Post
DRINKING LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY.

DRINKING LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY.

COA (Child of an Alcoholic) Week is a campaign to raise awareness of children affected by parental alcohol problems.  “Imagine coming home from … View Post