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The Power of Storytelling

Megan LawrenceAddiction / Recovery Stories, Recovery, Sober Living

Storytelling is a powerful tool, and quite frankly, we need more of it...
November 15th 2017
Megan Lawrence
Addiction / Recovery Stories, Recovery, Sober Living

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Understanding Anxiety in Recovery

Olivia PennelleAddiction / Recovery Stories, Recovery

I’ve had anxiety for as long as I can remember. Some of my earliest memories involve feeling anxious with a tight chest and general feeling of dread in the pit of my stomach.
November 7th 2017
Olivia Pennelle
Addiction / Recovery Stories, Recovery

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Taking Responsibility for My Recovery

The Recovery VillageAddiction / Recovery Stories, Recovery

As an accomplished motivational speaker, radio personality and substance abuse advocate, Johnny Emerson Joy has spent his time in recovery lifting others up and sharing his own struggles with addiction.
November 2nd 2017
The Recovery Village
Addiction / Recovery Stories, Recovery

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Always Recovering, Never Recovered

Megan LawrenceAddiction / Recovery Stories, Sober Living

I have been recovering for a little over two years now, and I never plan to stop. In fact, I will never be done recovering...
October 9th 2017
Megan Lawrence
Addiction / Recovery Stories, Sober Living

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From Four Bottles of Wine a Day To Health Coach: How Anyone Can Recover

Olivia PennelleAddiction / Recovery Stories

Five years, 7 months ago, I was drinking four bottles of wine and a handful of pills a day. I’d become my own pharmacist...
October 3rd 2017
Olivia Pennelle
Addiction / Recovery Stories

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My Top 10 Recovery Sites and How They Have Enhanced My Recovery

Olivia PennelleAddiction / Recovery Stories

I recall the first two years of recovery as a whirlwind. The initial high of being sober wore off quickly, as I met reality square in the face.
September 19th 2017
Olivia Pennelle
Addiction / Recovery Stories

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My First Adult Children of Alcoholics Meeting

Olivia PennelleAddiction / Recovery Stories, Alcohol Treatment, The Recovery Village

I walked into my first Adult Children of Alcoholics Meeting (ACA) late—which is kind of ironic, given that I had been brought up to never be late.

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Your Story Matters: Meet Lisa Schmidt, Sober Hipster

Camille RenzoniAddiction / Recovery Stories

Lisa Schmidt lives for stories: simple photo quotes that spread like wildfire. Tales of redemption in podcasts.
August 10th 2017
Camille Renzoni
Addiction / Recovery Stories

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How I Define My Boundaries and Develop Self-Esteem

Olivia PennelleAddiction / Recovery Stories, Sober Living

When I got sober, I had no idea what a boundary was—other than a state line, or the dividing line of a country.
August 5th 2017
Olivia Pennelle
Addiction / Recovery Stories, Sober Living

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How I Quit Smoking Through Harm Reduction

Olivia PennelleAddiction / Recovery Stories, Recovery

At around 18 months sober, I noticed the same addictive pattern of thinking and behavior that I had experienced with drugs, alcohol, and food—except this time the substance was nicotine (cigarettes).
July 30th 2017
Olivia Pennelle
Addiction / Recovery Stories, Recovery