Sobriety is a Super Power, Not a Magic Wand

I started dating my now husband of 17 years just 12 days before Valentine’s Day. Twenty-three years ago. I can’t recall how long we’d been together before he told me he didn’t believe in Valentine’s Day. “There shouldn’t be special day to celebrate your love for someone,” he said. “You should celebrate it every day.” […]

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Conversation in Recovery: Natalie

Name: Natalie Fairbrook Age: 44 Location: Santa Rosa, CA Recovery Date: August 31, 2015 Recovering From: Alcohol About Natalie: I am a mama, wife, nanny (instead of granny – LOL), daughter, sister + friend. Teetotaler, light seeker, truth teller + yoga junkie. For my day job I am an office manager but I have also […]

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Conversation in Recovery: Laura

Name: Laura Silverman Age: 34 Location: Washington, DC metro area Recovery Date: July 14, 2007 Recovering From: Alcohol abuse, OCD/anxiety/panic disorder, people pleasing About Laura: Spent 14 out of 18 years of my upbringing overseas. Went to college; majored in Sociology, Spanish, and binge drinking. Got sober at 24. Started The Sobriety Collective at 32. […]

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News: Alcohol Use Disorder Increases Among Women

On December 21, 2017, I sat down for a quick conversation with NBC Connecticut’s Kevin Nathan. We talked about how alcohol use disorder in women increased nearly 84% between 2001 and 2012. That’s insane. And terrifying. And it’s strong evidence that the holiday season — when the booze flows much, much heavier than usual — […]

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Voice of Recovery: Tandi

Name: Tandi Age: 40 Location: Detroit, Michigan Recovery Date: December 13, 2013 Recovering From: Prescription Pills/Alcohol About Tandi: I am a loving, kind, empathetic Mom that is completely sober for the first time in more than half of my life. I am also a Vegan that loves to cook as well as write, do yoga, […]

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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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