RE 240: How do I Make it Stop?

Rose took her last drink on March 12, 2019.  This is her story. Update on the Alcohol is Sh!t book!  The book is out!  Pick up your copy on Amazon here! On today’s episode Paul talks about Recovery...

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Willingness to Change – How to Stop Drinking

Willingness to Change – How to Stop Drinking

I have heard it said that to recover from an addiction, you need some intangible qualities. Among them are honesty, willingness, and an open-mind. These qualities may not come easily. They may only develop after you take some actions that you do not yet believe in,...

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Numbers | Running Reclaimed in Recovery

Numbers | Running Reclaimed in Recovery

Four years ago today I ran 26.2 miles in three hours, five minutes, and 42 seconds. It was and still is the shortest length of time it has taken me to complete that distance. I am extraordinarily proud of that personal record, but I feel as though it should have...

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I’m Not Back | Two Years Sober

I’m Not Back | Two Years Sober

Once upon a time I was a young girl, perched at my favorite window, nestled in my coziest corner, pencil and paper in hand. I had grand fantasies in my head poised to weave into stories. The wind would rush in as the corn stalks swayed in the fields that surrounded my...

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Recovery Excavation at Five Months Sober

Recovery Excavation at Five Months Sober

I have returned after a long absence! Things are proceeding along for me, and I’m over five months sober–157 days. My neighborhood is surrounded by a major construction project, one of many throughout our fair city. I have determined this to be more than the usual...

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Use Your Voice | Setting Boundaries in Sobriety

Use Your Voice | Setting Boundaries in Sobriety

Once fragile, broken, and drunk I lacked the ability to function as a true adult.  Just 23 months ago. After a lifetime of trying to fit, longing to be enough, striving to simply “be.” Stunted in my emotional development at about the age of twelve. I followed the...

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