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Why Dating Sober Was Great for Me

Substance.com | Posted 07.25.2014 | Women
Substance.com

Mike wasn't the first guy to be put off by my drinking. In fact, I'd never been able to hold on to any guy for longer than a month or two.

Elaine Stritch: My Drunk and Sober Lodestar

Jamie Brickhouse | Posted 09.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Jamie Brickhouse

When I met Elaine Stritch, she was sober, and I was drunk. It was 1998 at a book party for Joan Collins at the bygone social X-ray hangout Mortimer's. At 30, I thought I was jaded when it came to bending elbows with the rich and famous. Until I saw Her.

This Is What It Is Like to Be an Addict With Triggers

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Beth Leipholtz

I bring these events up specifically because of how minuscule they are in a normal person's world -- going to bed at night, grabbing a beverage to hydrate. But in an addict's world, it's the small actions like this that can set off a string of memories associated with our use.

10 Things You Should Never Say to Sober People

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

Sober people can make drinkers feel uncomfortable, and sometimes they chime in with the most unusual comments. Drinkers, consider these next time you're around a Sober Sally.

21 Lessons I Learned After One Year As A Sober 21-Year-Old

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 08.16.2014 | Women
Beth Leipholtz

A little over a year ago, at 20 years old, I took my last sip of alcohol. That's right -- I've never even had a legal drink. Instead I've had lessons -- some of them obvious, others blessings in disguise.

10 Ways College Life Has Changed Since I Stopped Drinking

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 07.22.2014 | College
Beth Leipholtz

Because I am a college student and binge drinking is part of the culture, I think people assume that I didn't really have a drinking problem, that I wasn't an alcoholic, that I was overreacting to the situation. Hell, I was guilty of that thought process for a long time.

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.

151 Days Of Blackouts

May Wilkerson | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
May Wilkerson

In college and throughout my early twenties, my friends and peers would often regale me with stories of things I had done during blackouts. No one seemed to find it strange that I would forget so much, and so often.

12 Things No One Will Tell You, Not Even Your Smartest Friend.

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 05.21.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Hotchkiss

Here now, 12 things no one will tell you. Not even the smartest person you know. That is, until now. You're welcome! 1. What if I needed to eat a ban...

A Surviving -- and Thriving -- Sibling

Anna David | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Anna David

Now Carson and Aaron's brother Brian are able to support each other. "It's really nice for me to have someone who understands what I'm going through, where I don't have to explain why I'm sad," she says.

5 Helpful Tips for Hanging Out With This Alcoholic

TueNight | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
TueNight

It took me a while to come out of my safety shell and start to enjoy life as a sober person. To see people again, in the "going out" kind of way. No wonder my friends are confused. They probably have no clue what the hell to do with me. Or what's appropriate and/or safe to say around me.

My One Nightstand: A Story of Cancer, Addiction, and Furniture

Oral Fixation | Posted 04.01.2014 | Women
Oral Fixation

My nightstand served as a holding tank for the turquoise kidney shaped throw-up trays I'd need over five years of chemo. It converted to a trashcan for all of the Kleenex used to wipe the vomit off my face. It displayed fish tanks, terrariums and cool lamps. It housed the first love letter I ever received. When I moved away from home, my nightstand naturally came with me.

Holiday Gifts for the Sober Addict

Anna David | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Anna David

In recovery, we've entered this whole new world -- often a world people don't completely understand -- and those outside the circle can feel daunted by the task of trying to get how we now tick.

Casting Our Perfectly Awful Thanksgiving Dinner

Hulu.com | Posted 01.27.2014 | Comedy
Hulu.com

One thing that we've found that helps pass the time until you're allowed to leave? Casting our favorite TV characters in the most outlandish roles and seeing what happens.

How I Caught Alcoholism

Anna David | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Anna David

I announced that I finally understood what everyone had been saying about how alcohol was a clear gateway to drugs, a fact I'd never known before because I'd always done drugs all the time -- without ever needing alcohol to ease the transition or give me the idea.

Can a Book End Addiction for Good?

Anna David | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Anna David

They recommend 12-step work, but they also point out the large role that trauma often plays in addiction development, trauma which is not worked through by using the steps.

Leaving the Rest

Scott Alexander Hess | Posted 11.10.2013 | Books
Scott Alexander Hess

Suffice to say that when I wrote the piece I was very single and engaging in a lot of wild sex to fill that illusive life void. The conclusion of the essay is deliberately open-ended, for at the time I was envisioning a hoped-for romantic life.

Telling My Mom

Tommy O'Malley | Posted 04.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Tommy O'Malley

Well I just spoke to my moms and let her know about this little project of ours. It was something I had been avoiding, but I knew I had to do it. Like coming out all over again.

Tim McGraw: When Is It Time to Stop Drinking?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 04.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jane Greer

Country singer Tim McGraw has finally opened up about how he stopped drinking alcohol in 2008. With five years of sobriety under his belt, good for him! It is great that he can talk about this now and be a role model and inspiration for others.

A Year Above the Influence

Tommy O'Malley | Posted 04.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Tommy O'Malley

First post, this is tough. Mainly because I'm stone sober and the words don't yet come as easily as they do when I throw a little liquid or smoke on my brain, the mind-altering fuel that feeds my fingers as they type.

From Addict to Entrepreneur: How I Overcame My Greatest Obstacle

Per Wickstrom | Posted 01.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Per Wickstrom

No matter how bad it gets, no matter what mistakes you've made in the past, and no matter how old you are, you can overcome anything, become successful, and lead a respectable, healthy life. I say this because I overcame my battles with addiction, a battle that raged for more than 22 years.

The 10 Most Stone-Cold Sober Colleges

Posted 12.08.2012 | College

Sometimes, over-turning trucks and burning a couch in the name of a good time is not everyone's idea of fun. The Princeton Review recently named 1...

Are They Really Clean and Sober Just Because They Have Stopped Drinking?

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 10.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

Let's think of our loved one's continued recovery by imagining a pie, and let's cut that pie into six healthy slices. Here is a list of what I believe represents each slice and the road to a clean and sober, all-encompassing lifestyle.

Students Celebrate Sobriety At The University Of Texas

The Daily Texan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Bodies moved to the sounds of pop songs as colored lights flashed. Others stood outside in the cool night, sharing conversation and laughing softly. ...

Rehab Checks Into Melanie Griffith

Ben Berkon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ben Berkon

The idea of physically entering someone's body, though seemingly impossible and potentially life-threatening, is being seen as a "revolutionary advancement in D-list celebrity addiction treatment."