Women and Alcohol

Today’s blog entry is from Alisa.  Alisa has been a member of Café RE since July 2023.  She recently took part in our Recovery Elevator REstore 2024 course.   She is an active and supportive member...

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BYO Mocktail: Full Circle Mocktails

BYO Mocktail: Full Circle Mocktails

I hope I’m not disappointing my 4 readers (hi Roxanne, Robyn, Kerri and Trisha!) No mocktail recipe this month. But I will throw in my favorite homemade ice cream recipe as of late for a little change up. Lately my mocktails have been top secret as I’ve been writing...

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Dopamine

Dopamine

Let’s talk about dopamine!   If we are to properly discuss alcohol addiction we will soon come to the molecule dopamine. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter commonly coined as the pleasure molecule, but that’s not entirely correct. Dopamine is more accurately...

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BYO Mocktail: Kiss from a Rose

BYO Mocktail: Kiss from a Rose

This past year I have been working for a large international women’s retail clothing store. I have the first hand knowledge of how fashion is coming back around… the good and the bad. The return lately has been to the fashion of the early 90s, grunge but with a little...

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A Message to Big Alcohol

A Message to Big Alcohol

406 episodes of the Recovery Elevator Podcast were released before there was an intro with the main message being addressed to Big Alcohol.  Why do you think that is?  That’s a lot of Mondays to not tell Big Alcohol what we think, (or where to stick it 😈).  Why wasn’t...

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The Order of Healing

The Order of Healing

Let’s talk about the order of healing when you quit drinking. We’ll also put a time frame on it…more or less place holders for what you can expect.  As with everything in recovery…your time frame may not exactly match up with what is outlined here…but should be...

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BYO Mocktail: All Snowed In (Maple Cinnamon Coffee)

BYO Mocktail: All Snowed In (Maple Cinnamon Coffee)

Who else feels the last three months of each each really blend together…starting with Costume-palooza all the way through “New-Year-New-Me!”? I love a good party just as much as the next person, but I also need to focus on the traditions that unique to my family. The...

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The Brain and Alcohol | Genetic Predisposition

The Brain and Alcohol | Genetic Predisposition

Let’s talk about science and alcohol.  It’s a pretty interesting and popular subject when the topic of recovery and sobriety gets brought up.     But let’s keep in mind that it’s not enough to rely on science and information to ditch the booze. Yes, it’s...

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BYO Mocktail: Tamarind Agua Fresca

BYO Mocktail: Tamarind Agua Fresca

At this point it sounds cliche, 2022 has been an a$$ kicker of a year. I'm very tired, but I'm also very sober, still. Sober because I was lucky enough to have built a large toolbox which I relied on a lot this year. When I tell you that I used ever single tool in...

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Journal Speak

Journal Speak

Who doesn’t love practical tips that help us out with daily tasks?  I know I do.  And count me in if it is something to help me on my alcohol free journey.     Today I want to give you a practical quitting drinking tip that I recommend you try. This is called...

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BYO Mocktail: Pineapple Basil Lemonade

BYO Mocktail: Pineapple Basil Lemonade

One of the scariest questions I had during my path to sobriety was: How will I celebrate ANYTHING? How will I toast at my wedding?Am I allowed to celebrate anymore ever?!    I was married for the first time in 2005, I was young, figuring out my career and...

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