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Going Dry: My Path to Overcoming Habitual Drinking shares your emotional story about your commitment to not drinking in order to improve your quality of life. Why was this an important book for you to write?
When I was about 10 months in to this journey and reviewing my journal from the start, it dawned on me that my story was not unique. The core of what I was going through was something that I was sure many could relate to. It was also a resource that I could have used in my weakest moments. I decided to share my vulnerabilities and struggles for the benefit of the reader and hoping that I could inspire them to get started on their own version of this journey.
What were some ideas that were important for you to share in this book?
It was important for me to share that the toxic habits and routines that carry us can be reprogrammed, the expectations of our social circles can be controlled and that the way we were brought up does not have to be the way we live our lives.
What is a common misconception you feel people have about alcohol addiction?
I think it is a common belief that addiction can easily be switched off. Like any other addictive substance, it isnt that simple to stop using and unless we change our habits and routines, we will struggle with removing it from our lives.
What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your story?
I hope that the readers will feel inspired. To take whatever part of my story that resonates with them the most and apply it to their own life. It doesn’t have to be drinking. Any toxic habit or routine can be adjusted using some of the techniques that I learned about and used in my journey.
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Going Dry: My Path to Overcoming Habitual Drinking by Sean Robinson is a personal development book that anyone struggling with drinking in their lives will find great use of. Although Sean Robinson primarily detailed his experience staying committed to his new goal to stay away from drinking and resisting the pull of a generational drinking habit, the lessons and challenge protocol gleaned from his struggles can be applied to any area where one experiences difficulty rising above a limitation.
This 12-chapter book leads with a chapter on the legendary new year’s resolution, where everyone promises to lead a better life and improve their undesirable habits. However, this book soon spiraled into the narration of how he navigated his relationship with friends and family, many of whom he had a culture of drinking with and could not come to terms with his new resolve to quit drinking.
One particular thing that Sean Robinson pointed out was that he didn’t necessarily need to have had a traumatic or life-changing experience to know he had to confront his relationship with alcohol. In expressing this vulnerability, he was able to start on his path to going dry.
“The expectation and disappointment in his voice would pierce me and my anxiety about it harder than it should have.”
The peer pressure and the anxiety of having to explain to old friends and acquaintances why you would not want to join in that bottle clink are firmly captured in this sentence excerpt. It was shortly after Mr. Robinson told his friend about his stand on drinking in anticipation of the friend’s wedding.
In perhaps what seems to be the biggest challenge to his new goal, Mr. Robinson offered tips on how to set boundaries with friends who do not understand one’s need to not drink alcohol. However, many would have benefited from his insights if he had delved deeper into how he coped with all that pressure.
Regardless, this book has practical challenges that can help you stay accountable to your goals while navigating the emotions that can sometimes overwhelm you when you suffer a temporary lapse in your journey.
Going Dry: My Path to Overcoming Habitual Drinking is a heartfelt memoir that shares the difficult journey of making changes in one’s life. The honest and direct narrative will help those struggling with addiction to feel they are not alone in their battles. So often, we hear about people hitting rock bottom before making life changes; Sean Robinson shares his story, so others know they don’t have to hit bottom before they can make a positive change in their own lives.
Pages: 122 | ASIN : B0BCQRFK3X
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