Tag: Addiction Recovery

Mocktails: My Revised Statement

Early on in my recovery, I took an admittedly, ill-formed opinion on Mocktails. (As evident by the post, I clearly had no idea what a Mocktail even was.) The opinion was that Mocktails, while tasty, will leave you wishing there was just a zing of alcohol in them -and I couldn’t have been more wrong.

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Dry January: What’s The Hype?

In the UK, 20 people daily die as a result of their own drinking, and the total amount of lives affected is innumerable. As a result, Dry January has become a widely accepted ‘challenge’ -for lack of a better term. Although, the public campaign isn’t entirely about abstaining from alcohol

New Year, Who Dis?

Well, 2019 is knocking at the door, and before you finish blinking we will be ringing in the New Year! As we leave 2018 in the dust, here are some other things to turn up your coat tails to while you are at it! second guessing your decisions explaining yourself focusing on the past feeling

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No Bubbly – No Problem

Yes, yes I know New Year’s Eve is the champagne holiday of the year, but I promise you, it doesn’t have to be as scary as you think. With a few simple sober life hacks, you will glide through the midnight hour; glass slippers intact. The first step in taking away the power something has

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Recovery Quotes You’ve Never Heard

If you have spent any amount of time in recovery from any addiction, you’ve gotten your fill of cliche recovery quotes and generic inspirational sayings. There is a very good reason for this, that reason being, they work. However, you might be tired of some of those, so here are some new ones! *Spoiler Alert*

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Faced With Alcohol

It happens periodically, where I find myself face-to-face with alcohol; either in restaurants, parties or other random social settings. It seems to be rather unavoidable in this day and age, actually. I would be naive to think that I could navigate the rest of my life completely avoiding alcohol. However, I’ve become ok with this

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Recognizing Relapse Before It Happens

What many people don’t realize is that relapse doesn’t always sneak up on you in the shadows and pounce on the unsuspecting. In fact, behavior studies show relapse-behavior can predate the actual act of relapse by as little as 90 days. More often than not, by recognizing these behavioral patterns, you can, in all likelihood,

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An Open Letter To 15-Year-Old Me…

Hey you, Let’s not make this weird. I know you think you have everything figured out right now, but bear with me for a few short minutes. I would try and tell you, stay away from alcohol, but I know that at 15 you think you will rise far above that anyway; you won’t until

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Happy Holidays: Building Sober Traditions To Last A Lifetime

There are a lot of traditions that don’t involve alcohol that you can partake in while in recovery. Let’s face it, a lot of us are adults trying to find our way in this new world of sobriety which can really get lonely; especially around the holidays. Most everyone has their routines or are trying

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7 Songs You Didn’t Know Were Written About Addiction

click song titles for downloads, and band names for more background info on the lyrics =} Chances are you’ve heard, Rehab by Amy Winehouse, Breaking The Habit by Linkin Park, Sober by Pink, or Wasted by Carrie Underwood, on the radio at some point. While these are very obviously titled recovery songs, there are some

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