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Sobriety

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.

A Note From My 21-Year-Old Self

Lester Brathwaite | Posted 04.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Lester Brathwaite

I found this while in a manic cleaning fit the other day, a declaration from 2006 to quit drinking the following year. Needless to say, missed the boat on that one:

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.

A Year Above the Influence

Lester Brathwaite | Posted 04.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Lester Brathwaite

For nearly my entire adult life I have been consistently drunk, stoned or otherwise impaired. So much so that my identity was wrapped up in being a shitshow.

WATCH: Beyond The Reaper

Phil Shepherd | Posted 03.16.2013 | Religion
Phil Shepherd

Forging could be considered the second oldest profession in the world, but for my guest, outlaw biker Terry Shanks of Terry Shanks Knives, forging has become his passion that has given him the discipline to stay sober and an outlet to channel his inner creativity.

POLL: Should You Mix Drinking And Work?

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 01.09.2013 | Women

Two things about drinking in the workplace have changed since the Mad Men-era standard of downing five glasses of scotch before noon. 1) You would p...

Making Amends Isn't Always Enough

Julie Elsdon-Height | Posted 02.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Elsdon-Height

Making amends doesn't mean that I can have relationships with the people involved, it doesn't mean they will forgive me -- or that the process will be sufficient for them to forgive.

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.

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.

Are Your Actions Determined By Your Thoughts?

Julie Elsdon-Height | Posted 12.12.2012 | Religion
Julie Elsdon-Height

Each day we are met with temptation in our daily lives. For me these generally appear in the areas of money, materialism, judgements of myself, to hide from my emotions and the stressors of life.

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.

The 10 Best Sober-Living Cities

Posted 05.19.2012 | Healthy Living

By May Wilkerson "Pulling a geographic" in early sobriety is generally discouraged, but if you're looking to leave behind people, places and thin...

EXCERPT: Author's Painful Struggle To Sobriety

Bill Clegg | Posted 06.12.2012 | Books
Bill Clegg

Somewhere in the camaraderie and comfort and genuine usefulness to each other, we made our way first to ninety days clean and then, slowly, began to live sober lives.

WATCH: Jane Lynch On Why She Quit Drinking

The Tonight Show | Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty

Post-50 Jane Lynch, perhaps best known for her role as Sue Sylvester from "Glee," spoke to Jay Leno Monday night on "The Tonight Show." Lynch will app...

My Brain Not on Drugs

Ethlie Ann Vare | Posted 05.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Ethlie Ann Vare

What I have discovered over 24 years is that you don't need substances to alter the mind. As an addict, you can get addicted to pretty much anything.

Whitney Will Be Missed

Vicky Tiel | Posted 04.23.2012 | Style
Vicky Tiel

We want to be in control -- especially the beautiful, the famous, the celebrated, and the stars. They remember when they weren't famous. They need proof of their power every second of every minute.

How 10 People Found New Passion In Sobriety

The Fix | Posted 03.19.2012 | Healthy Living

How do you fill that gaping hole in your soul when you're no longer hammered? The Fix spotlights a diverse crew of addicts and alcoholics who are supp...

Make Your Sober Resolution Stick

Posted 01.01.2012 | Home

By Judy McGuire Four years ago -- on January 1, 2007 -- Joe Turner, a 48-year-old businessman in Los Angeles was "tired of hangovers, stupidity, ...

How Not Drinking Changed My Holidays -- And Everything Else

Courtney Gillette | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Courtney Gillette

My first sober Christmas, I was 24, and I navigated every holiday party and family gathering with high anxiety, blurting out "Ginger ale!" in answer to any and all questions.

When Should You Avoid Dealing With Emotions?

Wray Herbert | Posted 12.08.2011 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

One of the cornerstones of alcoholism recovery is what's called "emotional sobriety." It's a lifelong project, a whole new way of thinking about life's travails.

Recovery Through The Higher Power Of Karma

Kevin Griffin | Posted 09.06.2011 | Religion
Kevin Griffin

Addicts are in a hurry. We expect results now. Recovery doesn't work like that. The Law of Karma doesn't deliver results on our timeline. For an addict, this can be torture, but it's all part of the recovery process,

Sobriety Doesn't Deserve Stigma

Howard Meitiner | Posted 08.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Howard Meitiner

Of the millions of people in recovery, few talk about it. The brave individuals who do speak up about their recovery journeys are taking important steps to remove this stigma.

A Buddhist Approach To Recovery: Step Four -- Searching And Fearless

Kevin Griffin | Posted 08.08.2011 | Religion
Kevin Griffin

Investigation is the effort to see things clearly, to see them just as they are. In Vipassana meditation, this is what we are doing, investigating the present moment.

Elizabeth Taylor Found Being of Service Her Drug of Choice

Dr. Howard Samuels | Posted 05.27.2011 | Home
Dr. Howard Samuels

Elizabeth Taylor's disregard for public opinion when it came to her personal life served her well as she let everyone know that even the biggest movie star in the world could survive addiction, one day at a time, just like you and me.