Beth Leipholtz

Beth Leipholtz spent several years blogging about the realities of getting sober young on Life to be Continued. Since the birth of her son, Coop, she has pivoted to focus on her work as an inclusion and accessibility advocate who believes in creating a more accepting world for our children. She shares her parenting journey on her website Beth & Coop, as well as on TikTokYouTube, Facebook and Instagram, where she has built a community of more than 1 million people around disability inclusion. She lives with her family in Minnesota.  In addition to spending time with her family, Beth enjoys Minnesota summers, photography, iced Americanos, CrossFit, and a good old-fashioned book.

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How to Support Loved Ones in Recovery Over the Holidays

It’s that time of year again: the holiday season is upon us. Though most people enjoy these few months and the involved festivities, all the togetherness and family time can be anxiety-inducing and stressful for some — especially those in recovery from a substance use disorder. 

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5 Ways to Make Sure Halloween in Recovery Isn’t Scary

If you’ve been sober, whether for a long period of time or a short while, you’ve likely had to deal with facing a holiday while in recovery. Doing so can feel like an intimidating, daunting task, especially when drinking-heavy holidays like Halloween make their way around.

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5 Ways Exercise Boosts Your Chances of Long-Term Sobriety

When I think back to getting sober more than six years ago, there are many reasons I know I was successful: I had a supportive family. I had the tools and resources to go to treatment. I had the necessary mindset. I knew I was better off without alcohol in my life.

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Do Anxiety & Depression Run in Your Family?

I had parents who saw the signs of an anxiety disorder (and later depression) and took the appropriate steps to get me the help and reassurance that I needed. It sounds odd to admit, but there are a number of reasons that I am glad depression and anxiety are somewhat common in my family.

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7 Signs Of Teen Drug Use Parents Should Watch For

Spotting drug use in general can sometimes be difficult — and it can be even more difficult when trying to identify the signs in a teenager. As a parent, there are some telltale signs of drug use you can watch for, while others may be harder to spot. Every child is different and as such, the way drug use affects them can differ. 

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