Voice of Recovery: Julie

Name: Julie Vaughn Age: 49 Location: Seattle, WA Recovery Date: February 17, 2016 Recovering From: Prescription opiates About Julie: Redhead. Bookworm. Meditation fanatic. Person in recovery. Seahawks fan. Music lover. Tree hugger. Choosing the bigger life. Instagram   Q. Before you entered recovery, what did you think the “thing” you were addicted to gave you, […]

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Voice of Recovery: Krista

Name: Krista Lennerton Age: 30 Location: Winchendon, Massachusetts Recovery Date: November 9, 2014 Recovering From: alcohol and drugs About Krista: I am a 30 year old mother of two girls, a 4 year old and a 1 month old. I have an Associates degree in human services but I am finishing up my Bachelors in […]

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Voice of Recovery: April

Name: April Duncan Age: 36 Location: Chicago, IL, but I travel A LOT for work. Recovery Date: June 8, 2016 Recovering From: Overdrinking Alcohol and Xanax Use, escaping reality About April: I am a laugher, lover, and crier. I love to travel and eat new foods. I have goals in life like having children and […]

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Why I Talk, Why I Will Never Stop Talking

I’ve been speaking out, telling my story of addiction to alcohol and my journey to recover since the moment I took my last sip of wine more than two and a half years ago. And, in honor of National Recovery Month this September, I have invited people in recovery to share their stories on my […]

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Voice of Recovery: Jenn

Name: Jennifer James Nickname: Jenn Age: 38 Location: Austin, TX Recovery Date: March 2, 2016 Recovering From: Alcohol About Jenn: I’m an artist, mom, step-mom, common-law-wife, friend, daughter and a 20 year employee at Costco. That’s the simple answer. The true answer is I have no idea who the hell I am anymore! Each day […]

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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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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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