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An old timer talks about the phenomenon of drunk dreams in sobriety

"After almost twenty-five years of continued sobriety, one of those dreams entered my sleeping mind."

I recently had a "drinking dream." After almost twenty-five years of continued sobriety, one of those dreams entered my sleeping mind. A "drinking dream," to those who are recovering from alcoholism, is having a drinking experience in a dream. The frequency of such dreams varies with each individual. For me, it has been sporadic—sometimes years apart and sometimes close to each other. My last one, a few days ago, was after a break of more than a year.

People vary in their responses to their drinking dreams. Some become alarmed and others just accept the fact they had such dreams.... Login to read more
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