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. 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: 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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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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Will This Be The Year You Stop Judging?

It’s here! The last day of 2016. If we judge by what we’ve been seeing on social media for weeks, today is a day eagerly anticipated by so very many people, those who can’t wait to kick this year out the door with the hope 2017 will be better. Even before I got sober, one […]

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Eight Months and (Not) Counting

I’ve been so busy working and parenting and marriage-ing the past few weeks, I haven’t been inspired to make time for my blog or social media. I think about it all the time, but I continually fail to carve out time to dedicate to writing, finding new quotes and words of wisdom to share, reading […]

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