Voice of Recovery: Ashley

Ashley and I will be doing a Facebook Live on the Quit Wining Facebook page on Sunday, September 17th at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time. Hope to see you there! Name: Ashley Longmire Age: 31 Location: Mississippi, USA Recovery Date: May 6, 2015 Recovering From: Alcohol About Ashley: I’m a 30-something sober woman, wife, mom, and […]

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Voice of Recovery: Amanda

Name: Amanda Age: 55 Location: Small Town America Recovery Date: January 29, 2014 Recovering From: Alcohol About Amanda: I am a mother, a daughter, a sister, and ex-wife, a significant other, a college graduate, an employee, a Christian. I’m the person no one would think had a problem with alcohol. I don’t look like an […]

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Voice of Recovery: Jess

Name: Jess Age: 32 Location: South Africa Recovery Date: November 2, 2016 Recovering From: Alcohol About Jess: I am a stay at home Mom. I really don’t have any complaints – I have a fantastic, patient husband, the quirkiest 8 year old daughter and I live in a beautiful coastal town. I do panic very […]

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Voice of Recovery: Jill

Name: Jill Age: 46 Location: NJ Recovery Date: September 5, 2016 Recovering From: Alcohol About Jill: Mom of 2 daughters, bartender, wine drinker. Finally had enough of black-outs, embarrassments, and making excuses. Q. Before you entered recovery, what did you think the “thing” you were addicted to gave you, did for you, etc.? A. Escape, […]

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Voice of Recovery: Jackie

Here it is! My first “Voices of Recovery” feature for National Recovery Month 2017. Before I post the Q&A, just a little note about Jackie. She is an incredible woman who has been commenting on my blog posts, offering her own experience, encouraging me, cheering me on, and supporting me practically since day one. I […]

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Want to Share Your Story?

I was one million percent ready for the kiddos to start school earlier this week. But … September? Somehow, I didn’t see it coming. And, now it’s here. My favorite month of the year. Not only is it my birthday, but it’s also National Recovery Month. For me, recovery is about more than just staying […]

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The Simple Truth About Being An Authentic Fraud

Ever since I started writing about my alcoholism and sobriety and recovery, I’ve received a lot of praise from people congratulating me not only for acknowledging and battling my addiction but also for being brave and courageous and honest and truthful in the way I tell my story. While I appreciate their kindness and respect […]

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