abstinence, sobriety

Inpatient treatment centre + Borderline / Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (BPD or EUPD)

I did a bit of research about inpatient treatment centres for addiction and binge eating/compulsive overeating. I've had a lot of treatment - therapy, medication and psychiatry - for depression but not for my alcoholism and eating disorders. I ended up going for a consultation at treatment centre yesterday and my insurance has approved a… Continue reading Inpatient treatment centre + Borderline / Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (BPD or EUPD)

abstinence, sobriety

12 things I’ve learned from Alcoholics Anonymous + Overeaters Anonymous

The old-timers have something special about themWhen I went to my first meeting, I was amazed by how the people who shared spoke - they were uncommonly articulate, emotionally open, and honest.  They way they could describe their inner world with such clarity and insight astounded me.   They could talk about their assets and… Continue reading 12 things I’ve learned from Alcoholics Anonymous + Overeaters Anonymous

abstinence, relapse, sobriety

Alcohol relapse + first day of abstinence

Last night I drank for the first time in 37 days.  My second relapse since coming to AA a few months ago; last time I had 49 days before I poured poison down my throat (and subsequently ended up in hospital for 2 days, but that's another story). It was a classic case of perfectionism… Continue reading Alcohol relapse + first day of abstinence