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: 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. Facebook Instagram   Q. Before you entered recovery, what did you think the “thing” you were addicted to gave […]

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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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Voice of Recovery: Esther

Name: Esther Nagle Age: 44 Location: Rhondda, Wales, UK Recovery Date: October 12, 2014 Recovering From: Booze, weed, cigarettes About Esther: I am a writer, yoga teacher, stress in recovery coach and speaker. I am a single mother of 3 amazing souls. I love music, walking, yoga, learning, reading, and dancing. Website: Balance and Breathe […]

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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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