Sobriety

How to Stay Sober and Fight Depression at Work

"Industrial Disease," by the British rock band Dire Straits, looks at the decline of the British manufacturing industry as it focuses on workplace depression.

The lyrics include a reference to "Brewer's Droop"  triggered by excessive alcohol consumption which leads to depression which leads to more drinking. It's a song about genuine workplace challenges for the newly sober.

Trying to get sober — or attempting to...
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Sobriety

Christmas Costs Messing With Your Sobriety? Here’s Help

Sobriety is fragile —, especially around the holidays. Family and friends come to visit. Decorations must be displayed. Meals cooked. Gifts bought. A lot of stress happens in the days that wrap around Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.

And then there's the money issue. Bills. Credit cards. Debit cards. Cash. How can a person manage to balance all of the cash outlays, give the "right" gifts and hold down the stress that can shade sobriety?

A recent...
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