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To The Little One Who Lost Her Mother To Adddiction

Pia Artesona | Posted 05.13.2016 | Parents
Pia Artesona

Becoming a mother has really opened my heart. Besides being with family, I notice the compassion most when I am teaching yoga. One of my favorite plac...

Living IN the Reaction: Self-Medicating and Learning to Live Before the Reaction

Matthew Taub and Felicia Taub | Posted 04.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Matthew Taub and Felicia Taub

The second hardest thing to do is admit there is a problem. The hardest part is actually doing something about it. I knew there was a problem. I knew...

My Struggle With Alcohol: Why I Said Goodbye

Camille Williams | Posted 03.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Camille Williams

Photo credit: George Doyle When I quit drinking, outer appearances said I still had it all together. My life, family and career were intact and fully...

My Journey to Sobriety Wasn't Easy, But It Was Worth It

Brittney Taylor | Posted 03.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Brittney Taylor

Sobriety has given me everything that alcohol took away from me. I have a great job, which I show up to. I am finally finishing college (better late than never) and pursuing a degree that I am passionate about. I learned to love myself, which has made me capable of loving someone else the way a human being actually deserves to be loved because I had that all wrong in the past.

Astoria Characters: The Gal of Grand Gestures

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 03.08.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It's too hard to sit still, and there's no point to it. Life equals kinetic energy, which is why Verunka Vlkova-Fierro plugs in the 6-foot-long sign as soon as she makes her entrance into the living room.

6 Questions For A Woman With 6 Years Of Sobriety

Marissa Heard | Posted 01.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Marissa Heard

Last week I was lucky enough to celebrate with my mom for her sixth sober anniversary. She has always been open about her recovery in hopes to help others through their own sober journey. Since she's such an inspiration to me and many others I thought why not spread the love.

Maybe I'm Not an Alcoholic

Allison Hudson | Posted 01.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

Maybe after all this time without a drink I could have just one. Maybe, just maybe, I could control my drinking and drink like a normal person. I mean, obviously I don't have a drinking problem if I have gone 1,240 without drinking. Right? Wrong.

'Tis the Season for At-Risk Drinking: A Reminder to Health Care Providers -- Screen, Intervene and Refer

Mona Shattell | Posted 12.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Mona Shattell

During the holiday season at-risk alcohol use is common, either because of holiday parties and celebrations or in response to stressors such as grief and loss, depression or financial troubles.

"People Started Referring To Me As A Monster." A Gay Man's Struggle With Alcohol

Nathan Manske | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathan Manske

Finally growing tired of the endless cycle of drinking, making mistakes, resolving them, and repeating the process all over again, Alexander had a moment of clarity and wanted to stop once and for all.

Are You In One of the Drunkest States?

COED.com | Posted 07.01.2015 | Weird News

With the Fourth of July right around the corner, you’re probably planning your weekend festivities. If heading to the beach, checking out some firew...

June 10, 1935... The Last Drink

Tommy Rosen | Posted 06.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Tommy Rosen

Today, I am celebrating Dr. Bob's last drink and the millions of people who have recovered from addiction since that pivotal moment.

6 Things I Learned During Two Years Without Alcohol

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

Here I am two years sober; on May 6, 2013 I took my last drink. Since then my life has done a complete 360. I am a different person. Here are six things I've learned so far.

9 Things I've Gained From Sobriety

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 05.15.2016 | College
Beth Leipholtz

When I first ventured into sobriety two years ago, a family friend, who is also sober, said to me: "You'll be amazed how full your life can be." At the time, I didn't believe that. My life was full when I was drinking -- at least I thought it was.

My Husband And I Stopped Drinking -- And Now We Have Better Sex

High50 | Posted 05.12.2016 | Fifty
High50

Miranda's husband James wasn't an obvious alcoholic, but he drank too much at parties and could get out of control. So she made him stop, and quitting the booze had benefits for both of them (names have been changed), including the bedroom.

10 Reasons Sober People Are Attractive

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Beth Leipholtz

I've come to realize that there's a calmness surrounding people who are strong their sobriety. A certainty in who they are and what they stand for. A sense of serenity, if you will. There are numerous reasons that sobriety and sober people are hella sexy.

15 Shocking Alcohol Statistics for Alcohol Awareness Month

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

Often times, people get caught up in the glitz and glamour of alcohol. Cocktails for every occasion, drinks that smell good and look pretty, and the f...

The Night a Gay Don Draper Called Peggy Lee

Jamie Brickhouse | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jamie Brickhouse

She let her words lie there for a beat. And then with a twinkle in her voice she said, "But I've still got the voice." I could almost feel her breath in my ear."Yes, Peggy, you've still got the voice."

Spirituality vs. Science? A Rebuttal to The Atlantic Article, 'The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous'

Tommy Rosen | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact
Tommy Rosen

While I absolutely believe that AA is far from perfect, please trust me when I suggest that we would not want to wake up tomorrow in a world without it.

10 Things I Wish I Knew At The Beginning Of Sobriety

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Beth Leipholtz

I loved getting drunk because the high allowed me to forget about everything else pressing or shameful in my life. I don't have that problem today. It is refreshing to have nothing to hide from in my life. I'm proud of where I am and who I am, because I put a hell of a lot of work into becoming that person.

6 Challenges and 6 Rewards Of Being Young In Sobriety

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Beth Leipholtz

I'm 22, I've never consumed a legal drink and I never plan to, for better and worse. Being in recovery at any age elicits both challenges and rewards, but being young and at a pivotal, sometimes confusing point in life even without worrying about sobriety makes said challenges and rewards even more prominent.

10 Things I Don't Miss About Drinking

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 03.15.2015 | Women
Beth Leipholtz

There were moments during my drinking that I would stop and look at myself and wonder what I had become.

Holiday Drinking: Starts Classy, Ends Trashy

Allison Hudson | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

In fact, I can be anyone I want to be as long as I'm sober, but I don't have to try and pretend to be anyone. I'm just the girl with the sparkling water who smiles and laughs and really loves knowing how her night is going to end: happily.

Lowering My Standards to Match My Behavior

Allison Hudson | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

"Want to have some self-esteem?" she asked. "Do estimable things." That was a novel idea. But little by little it is exactly what I did, and then one day I looked in the mirror and really liked the person I was becoming.

'My Drunken Daughter Will Die If She Doesn't Stop Drinking Hand Sanitizer'

Posted 11.24.2014 | Dr. Phil

Kristine, 42, has been abusing alcohol for the last eight years, and her mother and sisters say her out-of-control behavior is destroying their family...

The 5 Stages of Grief: Sobriety Edition

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Beth Leipholtz

I'm beyond grateful to be sober today, especially as the holidays approach. Sobriety has made me healthier and happier, has improved my relationships and has taught me about my strengths and weaknesses. The pros outweigh the cons by a long shot. But that doesn't mean the cons don't rear their heads once in a while.