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It Just Seems Impossible – Dealing with Grief in Sobriety

I am taking a break this week, maybe next one also, as I have a few things going on right now that need more of my attention.

I have decided to reblog a post from about a year ago. As I looked for the date, I came upon this one from February 18th last year. Of course, as it always happens, in some beautiful coincidence, the universe lines up perfectly… and I think this post is quite fitting as two of my very dear friends are dealing with loss and grief right now.

The line that really grabbed me was, “For the first time I finally understood why recovery support was so crucial – when my world fell apart, I had people who carried me and helped me to get through it.” and that is soo true! The support I have found along my journey is truly amazing! Thank you all!

If you, or anyone you know, is struggling with alcohol addiction, please click the Find Support link for an extensive list of support groups. Also please check out the links to many useful resources in the sidebar, and always feel free to contact me anytime at

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Sober Courage

Last Friday we lost another friend to this damn disease. Her death was sudden and totally unexpected. I have been sitting on my pain and disbelief for a few days now, trying to sort it all out in my head, and it’s still not making any sense.

So I write.IMAG0338

I am not sure what will come out on this page, but I hope if anything, it will inspire someone struggling to dig in their heels just a bit harder, fight through it just a bit longer, and when feeling like giving up, don’t!

I feel so stunned by the sudden absence of this great person with a huge heart and a smile that would light up the entire room. I have feelings of deep sadness and anger as well as glimpses of happy memories. The world feels especially rough right now. My dear friend is gone, yet people are…

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  1. Sober support is amazing, and what amazes me more is the support I feel from my fellow bloggers….unreal! Thank you for your honest post. Without my sober support, I would not of stayed sober during my divorce and the grieving that went along with it, with only a few months of sobriety. Miracles happen everyday for us, with us, it is simply amazing:)

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    • Thank you! Yes the support is great. And we are all miracles. I got to meet 2 ladies this weekend, one with 26 years sober and the other 33 years! Is that nuts! I remember thinking I wasn’t sure how I was going to make it a week. Now 20+ year seems like a surreal possibility!

      You ask how that did it and they say, one day at a time with lots of support!


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