Tag: alcoholism recovery

Sobriety Can Do’s

In case you haven’t heard there is some hot debate in the recovery community right now involving two seemingly small contractions; can’t and don’t. To anyone on the outside looking in, it seems like a petty issue and it is, in fact, a small matter, though to those of us in sobriety, the ‘can do’s’

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Not A Moment Too Soon

650 days sober! I suppose I should start by saying, whether it’s your first day, or thousandth (yes, you know who you are), it’s not a moment too soon! This isn’t an easy journey and I give so much respect to everyone who is struggling to break free from addiction, no matter where you are

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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

Who Needs New Year’s Eve To Make A Resolution?!

  Okay friends, serious question here; Why are you waiting for the New Year to make a resolution? Seriously, why? If you really think about it on it’s face we have been making, and doing our best to stick to resolutions all year long. You didn’t wait for the first of the year to get

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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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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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