How to Travel without Getting Drunk: Go on a Sober Vacations in 2019 Without Jeopardizing Your Sobriety

We all love to travel Nearly every online dating profile can confirm this. We only have a finite amount of time on this planet, and we have a pull to see as much of it as possible. This can be an...

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12 Reasons Why Sober is Better for 2019

The decision to cut alcohol out of your life will pay off huge dividends in 2019 and much longer. Trust me... Happy New Years Eve! Breaking news… You don’t have to drink today. In fact, over the years, I’ve met several people whose sobriety date was December 31st. You...

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The Empty Calories in Alcohol

I drank a lot of alcohol. Alcohol caused a lot of damage in my life. Was any of it good? Was I able to at least get some nutritional value from $14 beer night? Well, let’s take a look. Alcoholic beverages primarily consist of water, pure alcohol (chemically known as...

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The Cure to Addiction

I’ve been wanting to write this post for quite some time, and I’m excited to have finally done so. A cure to addiction... Is this even possible? Before we explore this, let’s take a snapshot of what addiction is right now.  At this moment in time, 2018, I feel we are...

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Alcohol – Meaning Body Eating Spirit in Arabic

“Al-khul (Arabic, meaning ‘body-eating spirit’. Etymological root of ‘alcohol’.) - By Alissa Kingham. Alissa can be reached at alknrk@aol.com. The spider lived on the back of her head. She wasn’t sure exactly how long it’d been there. She only became truly aware of...

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High Bottom Drunk: The Wheels Don’t Have To Fly Off

We all hear the stories of alcoholics who almost completely ruin their lives before getting sober. They are secretly chugging bottles of vodka, crashing cars, getting arrested, and continuously putting themselves into incredibly dangerous situations. I have addicts...

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Wendy’s Story: A Drinking Memoir

June 28, 2017 In an effort to get my story down on paper this is my attempt.  This burning desire has stirred inside me for quite some time.  I think more ever over the past 6 months as I have been listening to others on the recovery elevator podcasts.  Also with my...

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4 Benefits of Pet Therapy

4 Benefits of Pet Therapy During Addiction Recovery “And following its path, we took no care To rest, but climbed: he first, then I - so far, Through a round aperture I saw appear Some of the beautiful things that Heaven bears, Where we came forth, and once more saw...

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Feel Better

I am approaching three years of sobriety. Recently, I have been distracted enough to not consider the convoluted emotions which typically accompany my sobriety date. Not a day goes by when I am not authentically grateful for the disease of alcoholism; along with the...

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Undread

I suddenly find myself three years sober. I've been contemplating how to write about this milestone for weeks. Recently distracted and shamelessly overwhelmed with life events, to a degree that I actually did not over analyze this past year in recovery. It just...

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The Importance of Community in Recovery

When I got sober I felt more alone than I’ve ever been. My boyfriend had just broken up with me, I was living in a foreign country, and I was too ashamed and embarrassed to share with anyone what I was going through. I had a friend in Cancun who was sober and offered...

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