Staying Sober When Bad Things Happen

May! Wow, finally. And, spring. Well, maybe not. I think we skipped a season and went straight to summer. After what felt like the longest winter ever, we got some 80+ degree days this week and I have to say I don’t really mind sweating. But, what I kinda, sorta mind is feeling like I’ve […]

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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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Dammit, Talbots. Have You No Class Anymore?

Talbots’ new #BecauseImALady campaign encourages women to politely set the record straight and unapologetically redefine the meaning of the term “lady.” Therefore, I make zero apologies for how unfiltered and rude I am about to be. You see, the moment I saw the “Having just one glass” video on Facebook last night, my politeness ran […]

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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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