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Having My Cake and Eating It Too, One Year at a Time

Laura Ward | Posted 02.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Laura Ward

So on this soberthday (I like that word. I know I'm not the first to use it -- kudos to whoever thought it up.), the only gifts are those sobriety gives me and, in turn, what sobriety allows me to give to those around me.

Why Sober Sex May Be The Best Sex

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 01.28.2016 | Healthy Living

Overcoming an addiction comes with a variety of challenges but one aspect of sobriety that's often left undiscussed is how it can affect sex and relat...

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.

Alcohol Was But a Symptom

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 01.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

Everything fits together like a puzzle now. Sobriety has shown me that alcohol was just one symptom of my disease of "more." Today I'm grateful for my struggle with drugs and alcohol because it pushed me to my breaking point. This allowed me to find recovery.

Stop Saying 'They're Just Junkies'

Alicia Cook | Posted 12.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Alicia Cook

As a writer, I know the words we choose to use matter. The use of derogatory words like "junkie" or "dope fiend" not only greatly affects the addict's psyche, but those who care deeply for them as well.

7 Tips to Help Keep You Sober During the Holidays

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 12.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Beth Leipholtz

I am currently in my third sober holiday season, and each one has gotten easier. Along the way, I have come up with my own way of dealing with being around others who drink and feeling frustrated by this. Here are seven tips to keep you sober during the holidays.

9 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I First Got Sober

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 12.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Beth Leipholtz

I have two friends who are both in their first weeks of sobriety. I've been trying to think of the right thing to say without overwhelming them because, the truth is, there are so many things I wish people had told me very early on in my sobriety.

How to Transform Your Life This Year

Lacey Johnson | Posted 12.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Lacey Johnson

Sometimes life serves us trials that feel like a brick slamming in the face,rendering us sore, bruised and with little energy to nurse our wounds. Oth...

How to Mix Spirits and Spirituality

Ruby Warrington | Posted 12.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ruby Warrington

I'll be drinking alcohol tonight and pretty much every night now until the new year. Happy holidays! But in two weeks' time, I can pretty much guarant...

Woman Says She Is Running Out Of Hope To Save Alcoholic Husband

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 12.17.2015 | Dr. Phil

Megan says for the last five years, her husband, Scott, has been a drunken, incorrigible, alcoholic mess, and it’s a miracle he’s still alive. She...

A Call to Redirect and Be the Light

Carolyn Jean Roney | Posted 12.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Jean Roney

I felt like a fraud. I have been teaching about presence and gratitude this whole month to my coaching clients and yoga students.

More Than Resolutions: 5 Ways to Create Real Change in Your Life

Constance Scharff, Phd | Posted 12.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Constance Scharff, Phd

Transforming your life isn't easy, but it can be done if you are willing to put in any effort required to reach your goal.

The Challenges of My First Two Years Sober

Ruby Pipes | Posted 12.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Ruby Pipes

Getting sober has been terrifying. It has absolutely been the hardest thing I've ever done. But in the last two years I have learned one very important thing: I'm worth it. And more importantly, I'm beginning to learn to believe it.

An Open Letter To Families Where Addiction Is Present

Alicia Cook | Posted 12.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Alicia Cook

With so many variables being out of your power, the one thing you are in control of is your well-being. Feeling any of this at any point does not mean you are suddenly a judgmental person who does not understand addiction. All of this does not mean you do not love this person unconditionally.

I Got Sober, But I Didn't Stop Being Controversial

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 12.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

Just because I'm sober, aware of my actions and making a conscious effort to be a better person every day, does not mean I can't be strong-willed and outspoken. Like so much in recovery, finding my new identity was all about striking a healthy balance.

Yes, I Believe in God... Except When I Don't

Anna David | Posted 12.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Anna David

God was never a religious idea to me, nor was it something I thought about often. I just accepted the idea of God and put it out of my head. Cars need gas. Eggs need to be cooked or you'll get salmonella. God exists.

How One Precious Rescued Pup Helped This Woman Stay Sober

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 11.30.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

When Nancy Carr, a writer living in Florida, rescued an adorable boxer named Lucy in 2008, she had no idea the amount of stability it would bring her....

A New Spin On the Old

Jason Wahler | Posted 11.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Wahler

The majority of my experience on TV hasn't always been great. Looking back all I remember is the negativity surrounding myself while I was active in m...

5 Times I Didn't Want to Stay Sober... But Why I Did Anyway

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 11.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Beth Leipholtz

The majority of what I write has to do with the blessings that sobriety has brought to me, and most of the time that is truly how I feel about being sober. However, I wouldn't be an alcoholic if I didn't occasionally wish I could just throw caution to the wind and drink like everyone around me does.

3 Truths From 'A Course in Miracles' That Inspire Inner Peace

Carolyn Jean Roney | Posted 11.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Carolyn Jean Roney

These three quotes from "A Course In Miracles," that I consistently revisit, have provided comfort in some of the most difficult circumstances I have faced.

Thank God I've Never Had to Date in Sobriety

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 10.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

"You'll never meet a good guy in a bar or nightclub." That's what people say, right? Wrong. I met my boyfriend of 3.5 years in an after hours club i...

An Open Letter to Yankees Ace CC Sabathia

Jor-El Caraballo | Posted 10.27.2015 | Black Voices
Jor-El Caraballo

As a Yankees fan, I have admired your work on the field. You are a gifted athlete. However, I have to say that I don't think I've ever been in more awe of you as a man than the day you released your public statement of your impending treatment for alcohol abuse.

The Hardest Parts About Being Sober

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 10.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

Mostly being sober is nothing short of amazing, but it's not always easy. It's a constant process of self-growth and discovery. I've had to revaluate my entire way of living and coping and sometimes it's hard.

Now That I'm Sober, Can I Date Someone Who Drinks?

Allison Hudson | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

The longer I stayed sober, the more confident I was about what I wanted in a guy. I actually had standards and, to be honest, they were pretty high. I had made a lot of changes to better myself and started realizing that I wanted the same in a guy. For the first time in my life, I believed that I deserved that.

What Not To Say To People In Recovery

The Huffington Post | Sasha Bronner | Posted 10.02.2015 | Healthy Living

Recovering from a drug or alcohol use disorder is deeply personal, but it also requires support. It can be hard for friends and family to know what wo...