Do I Have an Alcohol Problem?

I wake up in a panic

No desire to start my day

Thinking of last night

Oh God, what did I say?

 

Do I have an alcohol problem?

 

I chug a glass of water

On the table beside my bed

I recognize hangover symptoms

Starting with

My pounding head.

 

Do I have an alcohol problem?

 

I head into the bathroom

My system is not right

At one glance in the mirror

I hate the ugly sight.

 

Do I have an alcohol problem?

 

I head downstairs for coffee.

Not sure I can stand the taste.

My mouth, an awful feeling,

As if I’ve eaten paste.

 

Do I have an alcohol problem?

 

I start to make kid lunches

Throwing stuff into bags,

Seeing the mess of the night before

Feeling like a nag.

 

Do I have an alcohol problem?

 

I rush the kids out the door,

Scared to death of what they think,

Quick try to cover up myself

By cleaning at the sink.

 

Do I have an alcohol problem?

 

It’s really hard to focus

Oh Lord, I hate my job,

I can’t look at...

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5 Tips for Happy Holidays Without Alcohol

The holidays can feel stressful.

This year, perhaps even more so, with the current state of the pandemic. 

You may be feeling health concerns, financial fears, and decreased mental health. 

There's a general consensus that times are tough and alcohol helps. 

Drinking is promoted as a way to cope with the madness.

The “at least there’s wine” mentality is harmful to many.

Alcohol actually adds to the exhaustion, anxious feelings, and regrets that you may already be feeling. 

Here’s a few tips for managing the holidays in healthy ways:

1- Acknowledge the loss.

The holidays may not feel like "The Most Wonderful Time of Year", if you are missing someone you love. Grief is amplified during the holiday season. Whether you are missing someone you are not getting together with this year, or missing someone who has passed, this can be a time of deep sadness. Allow yourself to move through your feelings. Give yourself the space you need to cry,...

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International Women's Day, Power without Pinot

International Women's Day, March 8th 2020, is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

The IWD 2020 campaign theme is drawn from a notion of 'Collective Individualism.'

We are all parts of a whole.

Our individual actions, conversations, behaviors and mindsets can have an impact on our larger society. 

Collectively we can help create a gender equal world and we can all choose to be #EachforEqual.

It is proven that when women do better, countries do better, communities do better, businesses do better and families do better.

Equality is not just a women’s issue. It's an everyone issue. 

Supporting women not only helps women, it helps everyone. 

One thing keeping women down is increased alcohol consumption. 

Unfortunately, alcohol is reported by Dr. George Koob, Director of the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, as  “a growing women’s health issue.” 

He and Aaron...

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