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From Addiction to Recovery: Olivia’s Story

Just over five years ago, I was popping pills like they were candy, and drowning my misery in four bottles of wine a day.
July 5th 2017
Olivia Pennelle
Addiction, Addiction / Recovery Stories, Recovery

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From Addiction to Recovery: Beth’s Story

From Addiction to Recovery: Beth’s Story

As I’d done many times before, I woke up in my sophomore dorm room one Sunday morning and began to piece together and retrace my steps from the night before.
July 2nd 2017
Beth Leipholtz
Addiction, Addiction / Recovery Stories, Recovery

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Attending AA Led to the Realization that I Am an Addict, Not an Alcoholic

When I walked into the rooms of AA, it was because of the depths that alcohol had taken me to.
June 30th 2017
Olivia Pennelle
Addiction, Recovery

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Pills Were My Addiction, But Recovery Means I Abstain From Alcohol Too

I sit in his office. It is the first time I am willing to be honest, about anything. About all of it.
June 25th 2017
Lara Frazier
Addiction, Recovery

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The Meditative Power of Cycling

Cycling as meditation? You ask. What? Are you crazy?! Well, I am a little bonkers—in a good way!—but cycling really does have meditative powers for me.
June 24th 2017
Olivia Pennelle
Recovery

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How To Party Sober in 5 Easy Steps

There’s a popular misconception about sobriety that when we stop drinking the party is over. And although to some extent this is true, you can still have fun in sobriety
June 21st 2017
Kelly Fitzgerald
Recovery

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5 Pieces Of Advice For Being In A Relationship With Someone In Recovery

It’s no secret that dating can be tough — and it can be even tougher to date if you’re not sober but your partner is. Sometimes, if you have no personal experience with something such as addiction and recovery, it can be difficult to get on the same page as your partner.
June 1st 2017
Beth Leipholtz
Recovery, Sober Living

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Why We Should Celebrate All of Our Sobriety Dates

Recovery has led me to a series of realizations about the substances I continued to use. Quitting those substances are reason for celebration, too.
May 3rd 2017
Olivia Pennelle
Addiction, Co-occurring Disorders, Recovery

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How Drinking Hid My Anxiety and How I Manage It Sober

A first-hand account of how drinking allowed one young woman to feel normal and provided an escape from the grips of anxiety.
May 1st 2017
Beth Leipholtz
Addiction, Co-occurring Disorders

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Building Your Support System for Successful Sobriety

Building Your Support System for Successful Sobriety

Understanding sobriety and addiction recovery begins with understanding what the term “recovery” encompasses. Recovery is a dynamic process that involves achieving the many positive physical, ... Read more
April 26th 2017
The Recovery Village
Recovery, Rehab, Sober Living