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  • 10 Reasons You Can’t Stay Sober

    10 Reasons You Can’t Stay Sober By Kelly Fitzgerald 04/06/16 Why are some people ready to get and stay sober, but others are not? Shutterstock I can’t say that I ever tried to intentionally get sober before May 7, 2013, but there were times when I attempted to not drink for a week or two, or just have a few

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  • Hitting bottom… what now? Asking for help is a start

    Hitting Bottom For many alcoholics, it takes some kind of life altering event to admit we have a problem and seek help. It may be losing a job or a relationship, it might be a car accident or a DUI, or for some, it may mean losing the family they love. For me, it was vomiting up a bottle of

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  • Goodbye Alcohol, My False Friend

      Alcohol had stolen my life from me; it was the false friend that hugged me with one hand and stabbed me in the back with the other. For almost 20 years I stayed trapped in the same routine. I was a nightclub DJ surrounded by false friends, people who fed off the man hiding behind the clown’s mask I

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  • Quitting vs Recovery – it’s more than meetings & steps!

    Quitting things is not recovery. As the authors say in Recover! Stop Thinking Like an Addict, In the real world, sobriety means not being impaired. In 12-step speak, sobriety means never taking any consciousness-altering substance, ever. This fixation on abstinence requires that people who recover through the 12 steps decide that their lives revolve around an empty space. Not only

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