Life has been busy lately, so busy that I haven’t really thought too much about drinking or non-drinking. It has been a non-issue this past week. The one time that drinking was a thing was during the hike I went on this past week-end. As we hiked there was so much talk by few individuals about the anticipation of drinking when we were done with the hike. There is so much reward and ritual tied up into drinking. Do we really feel it or have been socialized to believe it. Hearing it on the hike did trigger me in the truth of it: the truth which has been manufactured for us to consume and normalize the need to consume in all contexts.
-Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp -Almost Alcoholic by Joseph Nowinski and Robert Doyle -After the Tears: Helping Adult Children of Alcoholics Heal Their Childhood by Jane Middelton-Moz and Lorie Dwinell