Grrrrr…Where Are They?

Just a quick post this morning…

I am frustrated.  Frustrated about the fact that I can not seem to find any blogs by women quitting or already quit, alcoholics.  All I keep finding are men….which is fine, I relate just the same to them and can carry on a conversation just as well with them but jeesh I am sick of running into the artsy crafty mom blogs.  I’m going to have to do a Google and Bing search to see what I can find on  other blog ‘stations’.

This suggests a question of are women alcoholics more hidden than men?  More embarrassed?  Less social? More ashamed?

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22 thoughts on “Grrrrr…Where Are They?

  1. I don’t know if women are more ashamed of it or not. But I have to tell you I admire your courage and tenacity through this. I had to quit smoking once and I am very sure that what you are going through is 100 times harder, but you are doing it, and you are doing it well.
    I wish my Aunt could be like you. She is such a sweet lady, her and I are a lot alike in our interests and points of view, I look up to her a lot, but she just can’t seem to stay off the alcohol. I’m thinking maybe I will email her about your blog.
    🙂
    -Angel

  2. Perhaps we guys are more prone to writing our brains out rather than learning how to speak up in public (at meetings and so forth). Evolution remains a possibility with continued and prolonged sobriety but we are clearly handicapped.

    Anyway, I do blog/communicate from a decidely masculine perspective but greatly value the input and advice of those more comfortably situated.

  3. Thank you ALL! I’m going to spend time reading these. A lot of time, I’m just not feeling up to par right now. I’m really hoping another hospital visit isn’t coming up for me right now. I guess I shall see.
    Irony is since I posted this I have had a lot of hits and a lot of them are by women alcoholics!

  4. well technically speaking, I was an alcoholic for a very short period of time… about 4-5 months, but usually people refer to that as binge-drinking, so I never classified myself as such to others. It never really came up. But I know what I was, I can’t even tell you how I’m still alive from all the bullshit I did, but I quit on my own. I moved 6,000 miles away from everyone I knew just to get over it. (I didn’t have the money or time or any motivation to do AA)

    So I guess you could call me a recovered alcoholic. I think. I dunno.

  5. Not so much insight on the alcoholic front since I drive my ass into the ground attempting to triump in a male-dominated sport, but certainly interested in the question you suggested (Are women alcoholics more hidden/ashamed/embarassed than men?) The correct word is AFRAID. So many women are afraid to not be the artsy mommy types. For this reason, I enjoy your site. You are brave. Keep it up. (http://delilawagton2010.wordpress.com/

    • Thank you, thank you for all of the links! I should let you know that you were going into my spam folder. I clicked you Not Spam so hopefully it won’t happen again. 🙂

  6. I’m sorry about the duplicate comment for the sobergotop100. I had no indication that the first one went to moderation so I posted it again. My comment was in the spam filter – Yikes! Thanks for pulling it out.

    • First, thanks for the award!
      I’m really not going through anymore than any other person out there, and the one thing I have learned is that no matter how bad it gets there is always someone whom is going through more. As long as I’m not drinking, I’m doing okay. 🙂

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