"Once you're labeled as an alcoholic, some will use that as the yardstick by which your future performance is measured. Shamers look at you as if you were something they'd scrape from a shoe after a dog show."
Dry January is an important initiative to stay alcohol-free and reduce the risks of harm caused by alcohol. Each day's calendar page can be found on the Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud Facebook page and on Twitter @AlcoholAuthor. See more about quitting in 2014 on a feature at All That's Written.
Sometimes, about a week or two in, the idea of a lifestyle change like Dry January loses the sheen of newness. Why keep up the effort? The Parent Herald explains some of the health benefits of sticking to the change. (http://www.parentherald.com/articles/3523/20140105/janopause-act-quitting-alcohol-january-make-healthier.htm)
Details on the third literary award for Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud, plus the new radio interview replay is available at alcohologist.com... and please read the new interview with Scott Stevens at Christoph Fisher Books. Mr. Fisher is an acclaimed international historical fiction novelist from the UK