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When You Hear Exactly What You Needed

There is something mystical and somewhat uncanny when you hear exactly what you needed to hear at the exact moment you needed to hear it. Take for example, you just received a phone call informing you that your good friend had relapsed and is currently laying in a hospital bed. This is devastating news, because you’ve been where she’s at, …Read More

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How Do You Weather The “Hurricane Season” Of The Holidays?

The last couple of months of the year, and the beginning of the next are known in the recovery world as the tumultuous “holiday hurricane season”. Not everyone struggles this time of year, but many of us do. A lot of people have sobriety dates around the holidays for one reason or another, but they tend to be the result …Read More

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Non-Alcoholic Beer in Sobriety

You are at a baseball game, and people around you are lapping up pint after pint when you notice a non-alcoholic version behind the concession stand. You begin pondering how it would taste, and then you wonder whether or not your fellow alcoholics in recovery would shun the notion of giving it a try. Just like the popular fermented drink …Read More

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What Does Alcohol Do for an Alcoholic?

For an alcoholic, the anticipation leading up to the first drink of the day is almost unbearable. The thought of it crossing your lips, traveling warmly down your throat, and hitting your belly with a big splash of delight is drool-worthy. Once you get your hands on it, it feels like you just found Willy Wonka’s golden ticket. All the …Read More