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Long Term Effects of Binge Drinking

So maybe you don’t drink every day, but when you do drink you rarely stop at just 1 or 2…in fact often it turns into a bottle or 2 of wine, or a six-pack or so of beer and then waking up the next morning not remembering how you got to bed. If you’ve been concerned about your drinking you probably already know that regular excessive drinking can lead to diabetes, liver and heart disease, cancer, stroke, and more.  But what if you aren’t a daily drinker – maybe only on the weekends, but binge when you do drink? Well [...]

More Ways to Curb Binge Drinking

Last week I blogged about the positive rewards of having extended periods of time without drinking alcohol.  It was a great reminder for anyone that may have been stuck in a rut of daily drinking and needing to find motivation to go a few days without alcohol (read it again here if you'd like).  However, what if you've been experiencing an extended period without drinking due to a set goal you've created to go X number of days without alcohol, or maybe you gave it up for Lent, or are trying to do the Moderation Management 30 day challenge to prove [...]

Cultivating the Confidence and Discipline that Lead to Control of Drinking and Bad Habits

I recently read a blog on confidence and self-discipline on the website pickthebrain.com. It’s called “How to Build Self-Discipline” - check it out if you’d like).  The blog is about 7 years old, but just like any timeless wisdom, it has important points for today and especially they relates to controlling drinking and bad habits. I know it’s easy to get stuck in a rut, or caught up in a funk because of situations that just don’t seem to improve. It’s tempting to either feel like a victim and that life just isn’t being fair (which ultimately results in you giving [...]

No Bull Sheet Excuses – Stick to your plan!

Okay, it’s January 5 and you've made it through the holidays. Hopefully you have thought about your objectives for 2015, and you’re ready to start implementing your new plans and “resolutions.” You have planned out your goals (weight loss, professional, financial, relationship, etc.), you've planned HOW you’ll accomplish those goals including how you’ll deal with current and potential obstacles. And in your plan, you should have considered how you’ll handle your INNER obstacles as well. You know those annoying little bad habits and struggles with impulse control? You should be prepared for when your inner voice starts coming up with excuses [...]

This is Why You Binge

Do you know why you binge today? Essentially it's because tomorrow just isn’t important enough to you. You have to make feeling good TOMORROW more important than feeling good TODAY – or right now – in the moment.  Because when you are in the middle of pouring your third or forth drink and you say to yourself, “I just really don’t give a crap about tomorrow…” you know you’re in trouble. This is why I push, push, push doing life inventories, identifying your dreams and your passions and creating action plans – REAL ACTIONABLE ITEMS that YOU have control over and can [...]

Do You Abuse Alcohol or Other Substances to Avoid Feeling Vulnerable?

I know I have in the past… fear of rejection, fear of loving and losing or having my heart broken…of being judged or criticized…and so to keep from truly experiencing the joy of the moment and dealing with the risk of losing it, I would drink or eat or whatever to avoid the feelings. But when we numb vulnerability we also numb joy and happiness, which becomes a dangerous cycle. According to Brene Brown, PhD, author of “Daring Greatly – How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead,” we do this because we [...]

Find Your Passion & You’ll Find Your Motivation to Control Your Drinking

Do you want to know the first step to really getting control of your drinking or bad habits? It’s finding your passion.  Ok..so before you roll your eyes and click the X to close this blog, listen to me just a little further. By all statistics, opinions of addiction gurus, 12-step’ers, etc., I am an alcoholic and can never drink or else it will turn into a binge and I will drink uncontrollably. After all, if you don’t know my story, you can read it here, but basically I was programmed to self-destruct.  One minute I was President of Student [...]

Brain Chemistry and Addiction

Our emotions, craving, impulses and ultimately our actions are dependent on a finely tuned system of brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters are either “positive or negative” and essentially either tell part of our brains to turn on or turn off. The balance of these neurotransmitters is critical for “normal” healthy brain activity. But a deficiency or overproduction of any one of them can result in depression, anxiety, substance cravings and even addictions. Our genetics program for the receptors and enzymes involved in utilizing and producing these neurotransmitters….and ultimately how well they work. So while there is no “alcoholic gene,” [...]

Controlling Your Emotions to Control Your Drinking

If you think about it, most of our binges are triggered by our emotions and how they control us.  How many times have you self-medicated because you were scared, angry, or sad?  There are complete philosophies and books written on this topic - such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. If you're interested, you may even want to pick up a book on the subject...but few of us have the time or desire for that, so let me give you a couple of pointers that some of the women in our MODER8 Support Network use: In the short [...]