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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.

Talking to My 11-Year-Old Nephew About Alcoholism

Allison Hudson | Posted 06.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

Will's death expedited my entrance to rehab. I am not sure when or even if I would have ever gotten sober if he hadn't died, so I felt I owed it to him to be honest with everyone and show them I was no different than him.

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.

Grieving My Brother's Death in Sobriety

Allison Hudson | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

I don't take for granted that the people I love are going to be here forever. My brother's absence is a constant reminder of that. My life has changed and it will never be the same, but sobriety gives me the opportunity to live my life in such a manner that my regrets are fewer and my love is bigger.

How to Know When You've Reached Bottom

Allison Hudson | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

What I later found out was that people's "bottoms" are all over the board. Some high. Some low. Some short. Some long. Some hit what they think is their bottom and find trap door after trap door of even lower bottoms. I guess I never gave the term "rock bottom" any thought until I hit it and even then, all I knew was my own rock bottom.

I'm Pretty Sure the Grinch Is a Dry Drunk

Allison Hudson | Posted 02.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

Showing up to AA was like being surrounded by a bunch of happy-ass Whos -- all smiling and laughing and seeming like they didn't have a care in the world. Yes, I am convinced the closest place to Whoville is within the rooms of AA -- where there is a fellowship, friendliness and indescribable understanding that is unlike anything I have ever seen.

17,000 Sober Hours

Allison Hudson | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

Not one of those hours was spent wasted drinking at a bar, being drunk, or hung over. I didn't make any trips to the emergency room. I didn't spend any nights in jail. I didn't waste one hour in court. I haven't wasted an entire day sleeping it off and feeling miserable because of drinking the night before.

Living Sober

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

I was recently interviewed by my friend Tommy Rosen for his conference, Recovery 2.0: Beyond Addiction. In this video, Tommy and I chat about my path to recovery and how living sober has supported my life.

Life After Rehab: Stories of Success

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

These are wonderful stories of painful experiences that turned into joyous "Kodak Moments" of life. They are there for the asking, taking and are very doable.