sobriety and recovery

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5 Years Sober: What I Know For Sure

As I wound my car along the familiar route to work this morning, I felt the completely unprovoked tears welling up. I felt them start streaming down my face. I ...
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When Recovery Isn’t The Most Important Thing

Sometimes I just forget. I honestly just forget that I’m sober. To some people, this may sound dangerous, almost like I’ve let my focus slip. But to me it’s a ...
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5 Ways You Can Fight the Stigma of Addiction

This was originally published at Addictioncenter.com Even though it is 2017, the concern of stigma is alive and well when it comes to addiction. Stigmas, or misconceptions or negative thoughts ...
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What Being Shamed for My Sobriety on Social Media Taught Me

This was originally published at The Fix.  I’ve always had a bad habit of checking my phone when I wake up in the middle of the night. So last Saturday, ...
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5 Things To Tell Yourself When You Want To Drink

This was originally published at The Fix.  A few weeks ago, I stood in front of my fridge with an unopened bottle of beer in my hand, pondering what would ...
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Yes, Sometimes I Want To Drink—And That’s Okay

When people find out I am sober, they often ask questions—typically some variation of “But don’t you ever want to drink?” Questions are OK with me. I know people are ...
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How Addiction And Depression Are Similar Yet Different

This was originally published at The Recovery Village  For much of my life, I have struggled with depression. Depression is a frustrating disorder to be diagnosed with, as it is ...
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Sharing a strong bond – recovery

This was originally published in the Echo Press A few weeks ago, I went on a trip to New York City with some of my favorite women in the world. ...
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How drinking hid my anxiety and how I manage it sober

This was originally published at The Recovery Village.  For as long as I can remember, anxiety has been a part of my life. In situations where most people wouldn’t bat ...
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