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: 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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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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How a Big Mess Delivered the Serenity I Needed

Earlier today, I ended a two-and-a-half week hiatus from recovery/sobriety writing and social media sharing/engagement. Something has been missing for me, and I didn’t know what it was. What I did know was that I was looking on social media for whatever I had lost (or never had to begin with) — constantly scrolling through […]

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20 Things I Learned in My First Two Years Sober

Two years. Twenty-four months. Seven hundred thirty days. Today is my second soberthday. A year ago, I wrote about what my first sober year meant – how I struggled to identify the right way mark the occasion and celebrate it. This year, I am reflecting on everything I have learned over the last 24 months […]

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Damn, Facebook! Back At It Again With The Memories.

Facebook’s “On This Day” feature has been slaying me lately – so many great reminders of times with family and friends, funny things the kids said back when their voices were tiny and cute, and sad memories of tragic events. While unrelated to death or devastation, today’s post from six years ago has really jolted […]

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