live sober

anonymous asked:

do you think drinking alcohol moderately is a good thing? do you personally drink any alcohol?

Haven’t had a drink in 3 years and don’t plan to ever again. It’s damages your health, it’s pointless and I rather live in a sober state and drink smoothies :)

I just find it strange how people are so latched onto alcohol even if it’s 1 drink occasionally.. Why do you need to drink it, truly ask yourself why! Because it’s fun? Easy to socialise? Your friends do it? Tastes nice? Makes you feel good?… You can do/feel all that without the negative health effects/loss of mental state👍🏼

Moderately, if I smoke one cigarette a month it’s still going to have negative health effects, just like eating animal products.. Moderation isn’t a thing when it involves consuming unhealthy products!

I feel like when we were growing up, we were told that addicts and alcoholics were these bad people with no real direction in life. We were taught to “Just say no to drugs!” And if you didn’t, you would end up looking like you were 68 instead of 28. They left out the part that worst thing about addiction isn’t losing everything you have but losing yourself.

They didn’t tell us that years later we would be on our hands and knees searching desperately for change so we would have enough money to buy alcohol at the store. They left out the part where being sober feels like the worst thing in the world because you can’t stand another minute without being numb to it all.

They didn’t tell us that addiction is a disease and those of us who suffer from it are sick.

I wasn’t ready for this.

the first thing jean ever sends to the trojans group chat is a ten-second video of a drunk jeremy dancing around the dorm as he lip-synchs to kylie’s your disco needs you, which then cuts to jean, wordlessly holding up an alarm clock that reads 03:23 am

This is your God

Some of you may know this already, but only realised today that these pieces of paper Seungri throws around in BigBang’s SOBER MV are a clear reference to John Carpenter’s movie They Live.

They Live is an American satirical science fiction action horror film released in 1988. The story is set in LA. The main character, John Nada, finds a box of sunglasses and keep one pair before hiding the box. When he puts the sunglasses, he discovers a black & white world revealing advertising and media actually hide subliminal messages (source: Wikipedia).

Nada sees through the sunglasses that most of wealthy people are actually aliens with skeleton face (gosh, those aliens are so creepy).

And now, about the reference in SOBER MV, it is actually what money looks like in the black & white world: pieces of paper with “THIS IS YOUR GOD” on it.

In SOBER MV, we can see that BigBang are in two worlds: a green natural environment, in which Seungri throws bank notes, and an empty white world, in which bank notes are substituted by the pieces of paper with “THIS IS YOUR GOD” on it.

Voilà, that’s pretty much what I noticed, I’m too lazy to make a deeper analysis. This is for those who didn’t know.

My girlfriend kindly suggested this to me, I’ve been pondering it, tonight I’m going to find that photograph, and start nourishing my little girl.

To everyone out there who is struggling with their recovery; whatever it may be…I just want to let you know that you aren’t alone.

It may feel like you are shrouded in darkness but I promise you that you CAN and you WILL get through this.

And when you do…the light that shines through is going to be a beautiful sight to behold.

theguardian.com
Russell Brand: my life without drugs
Russell Brand has not used drugs for 10 years. He has a job, a house, a cat, good friends. But temptation is never far away. He wants to help other addicts, but first he wants us to feel compassion for those affected
By Russell Brand

“Don’t pick up a drink or drug, one day at a time. It sounds so simple. It actually is simple but it isn’t easy: it requires incredible support and fastidious structuring. Not to mention that the whole infrastructure of abstinence based recovery is shrouded in necessary secrecy. There are support fellowships that are easy to find and open to anyone who needs them but they eschew promotion of any kind in order to preserve the purity of their purpose, which is for people with alcoholism and addiction to help one another stay clean and sober.

Without these fellowships I would take drugs. Because, even now, the condition persists. Drugs and alcohol are not my problem, reality is my problem, drugs and alcohol are my solution.”

Losing My Color

I am losing my color — not that I was ever so bright or vibrant, but I was never this dull and boring. I miss my old self that has not a single care in the world.

For I am not truly living. I am instead just hovering about my day, doing things idly without remembering the purpose behind them. I am feeling rather empty and outwardly reclusive.

Right now, I miss living.

— naz