LADIES! It’s 2022 and I have news for you. Sobriety isn’t taboo anymore. It’s not something you have to be ashamed of, it’s not something you have to hide anymore!!!
Did you get addicted to an addictive substance? Me too. The substance did it’s job. It’s not your fault, it’s the alcohol’s fault. Sure it’s our responsibility to figure out how to get un-hooked but it’s not something to be ashamed of.
The chemical components of alcohol makes you want another drink. It also screws with your decision making abilities, and slows down and numbs your senses. Can’t stop at one? It’s not because you’re broken. It’s because the alcohol did the thing it was supposed to do.
Our family, our friends, movies, television, social media and of course big alcohol tell us that WE have to drink responsibly. What does that EVEN MEAN? That we have to outsmart highly addictive drink?! We are supposed to be stronger and more powerful than a substance that if it came to market today would be illegal?! That’s ridiculous and insane.
If the responsibility on you and I to control our alcohol, you know who gets to NOT take responsibility… you guessed it BIG ALCOHOL. The ones profiting off anyone and everyone hooked on the additive drug they are selling (and spending BILLIONS of marketing dollars to that women like you and me get hooked).
If you’re struggling with how much wine you are drinking each night, it’s because the wine is addictive. It’s not because you are weak, or broken or have a problem that you should feel of ashamed and need to hide.
Alcohol is the problem- not you. We have been conditioned to believe that we have to control how much wine we drink at night or we have a problem.
You are not the problem.
You do not have a disease.
Alcohol is the problem.
And you can ditch the problem!
There is zero shame if you can’t go toe to toe with a toxic chemical that is designed to keep you hooked, and beat it. I couldn’t.