Posts by Ilaria Novak

Ilaria Longo is a therapeutic coach and certified Advanced EFT Practitioner. She helps people who struggle with stress, anxiety and trauma using a variety of advanced Emotional Freedom Techniques. She is an accredited member of EFT International. You can find her at www.eastsussexeft.co.uk. She also works with people who are at any point of the alcohol drinking spectrum to help them to live a happy alcohol-free life. Her dedicated website for this is www.soberrebel.co.uk.

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How I Got Sober and What I Now Know About the Impacts of Alcohol

“Sometimes deciding who you are is deciding who you’ll never be again.” ~Anonymous

May 13th, 2011. I finally surrendered to the fact that I had a drinking problem and desperately needed help. The comments from acquaintances, the concern from friends, the complaints from my flatmates, the intensity of my depression, the conversations with my therapist—they all culminated in the decision that I had to break the chains from my liquid abuser.

It was one of the hardest decisions of my life, one that entailed waving goodbye to the life that I had led before and diving into a …