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Having drink cravings? Here’s what I do to fight them off

March 24, 2017

No matter how long it’s been since you quit drinking, at some point you’ll crave a drink. I’ve heard people …
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Moby on Addiction, Sobriety, and Surrender

March 22, 2017

You can’t be operating in this universe and not be aware of Moby – the musician, photographer and animal rights activist, …
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The Ultimate Guide to Ordering, Drinking, and Enjoying Non-Alcoholic Drinks (Part I)

March 17, 2017

You’ve decided to stop drinking. But that doesn’t mean you’ve decided to give up your night out with the guys. …
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Confessions of an Alcoholic Mom, Part I: Motherhood and Alcoholism

March 16, 2017

I thought I was smarter than the booze. I am one of those people who, five minutes into an episode …
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Sober Before 21, Part II: Getting Help

March 13, 2017

The day after I ended up hospitalized for drinking too much, my life rapidly began to change. The ER doctor …
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How This Thriving Entrepreneur Got Sober, Deals with Social Pressures, and Enjoys Life in Recovery

March 10, 2017

William Hopkins, 24, lives in New York City and has been sober for eight years. As an entrepreneur, he loves to …
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Sober in the City: Why I’m Not Ashamed To Say I Go To Therapy

March 6, 2017

“I’ve always been a ‘solve your own problems’ kind of gal.” – Carrie Bradshaw Therapy didn’t come to me as …
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5 Totally Awesome Reasons Why Sobriety is the Best Gift

March 3, 2017

Sobriety is rad AF. Did I just say that? Yes, I did. And 3 years ago, when I was new …
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You Don’t Need to Hit ‘Rock Bottom’ to Start Getting Better – Here’s Why

March 2, 2017

In recovery, you’ll hear a lot of talk about rock bottoms. You might hear someone say they stopped drinking because …
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The Road to Recovery is Different for Everyone: Can’t We All Just Agree On That?

March 1, 2017

I recently received a Facebook message from a stranger who told me I was responsible for her relapse—that my closed …
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How Cycling Helped My Recovery Journey

When I arrived into recovery, my body was ravaged by addiction. I spent the first 18 months exhausted. I was …
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Sober Before 21, Part I: My Rock Bottom

February 28, 2017

It’s May 7, 2013, and it’s roughly 5 a.m., though I have no sense of day or time in my …
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Sober in the City: How I Found a Whole New Sober World in Broadway

February 27, 2017

Back in my party girl days (years ago), I went to a few concerts. Well, dozens. Okay, more like hundreds. …
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I Was Addicted to Love, Sex, and Pills – How I Fight Every Day for My Sobriety

February 24, 2017

I deserve love. I write it out on my mirror, as my therapist suggests, and I repeat it to myself …
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Getting Sober Comes with a Tidal Wave of Anxiety – Here’s What I Learned

February 23, 2017

My first few months of sobriety went fairly smoothly. So smoothly, in fact, that I was starting to wonder why …
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Why I Embrace the ‘Addict’ Label

February 22, 2017

There are people out there who want to eliminate the word addict. They say it’s derogatory, that it stigmatizes people. …
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Food and Recovery: Demystifying Carbohydrates

February 21, 2017

We all know that eating right makes a huge difference for your health. It’s common sense: eat well, feel good. …
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Sober in the City: I Followed My Fear and Found Myself

February 20, 2017

As I go into my second year of sobriety, I decided to follow my passion of personal growth. I chopped …
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7 Important Truths I Learned in My Recovery

February 17, 2017

For me, recovery has been a process of reclamation of my true self. It’s been about growth, evolution, and healing, …
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Quitting Drinking is the Easy Part – It’s What’s Next That’s the Hardest

February 16, 2017

I often get emails from people asking how exactly do you quit drinking? It’s really easy to quit drinking. It’s …
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Why I Stopped Trusting My Brain Implicitly

February 15, 2017

Once upon a time, I trusted my brain implicitly. Why wouldn’t I? It had kept me alive, after all, and …
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A Simple Guide to Self-Care (Bonus: Easy Chocolate Brittle Recipe!)

February 14, 2017

I woke up this morning feeling exhausted. Tomorrow, I move for the fifth time in two months. I knew relocating …
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Sober in the City: I Want To Drink To De-stress, But I Can’t. Now What?

February 13, 2017

Last Friday, I worked 8 hours on my feet at my retail job in SoHo. As much as I love …
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I Looked Perfect On the Outside, But I Was Secretly Addicted to Prescription Pills

February 10, 2017

For years, I hid my addiction to prescription pills. In fact, I didn’t even want to call it an addiction. …
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I Fell for This Huge Lie About Drinking – Just Like Everyone Else

February 9, 2017

For most people contemplating quitting drinking, a primary concern is how am I going to do the things I used …
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How I Learned to Surrender Everything

February 8, 2017

When I was struggling to get sober, people told me that I needed to surrender. All I could picture when …
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9 Signs that Your Wine Habit is Becoming a Real Addiction

February 7, 2017

We live in a world that loves wine. From Girl Scout Cookie and wine pairings, to novelty shirts that declare …
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Sober in the City: Yoga is Not a “Cure-All,” But It Helps

February 6, 2017

This past Friday night, I attended a Yoginis Only (aka Women Only) yoga class at SWEAT Yoga in TriBeCa. This …
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Is Your Addiction Sabotaging Your Sleep?

The short answer to this question is a loud and clear yes. If you’re struggling with addiction, it’s likely that …
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Why Addiction Recovery is Exactly Like Whac-A-Mole

February 2, 2017

A funny thing happens when people quit drinking or even cut down significantly: other addictions tend to appear in their …
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My Journey Into Recovery, Part III: A Life Worth Living

January 31, 2017

In parts one and two of my story, I shared my journey towards rock bottom, and my passage into recovery. …
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Top 5 Sneaky Health Problems Caused By Your Addiction

January 30, 2017

It’s been drilled into us since elementary school. Don’t drink and drive. Alcohol impairs your judgement, and you’ll make reckless …
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Why It’s More Important To NOT Drink When You’re Stressed

The busy super-mom winds down with a bottle of wine. The serviceman or woman comes home from active duty and …
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When I Knew I Was An “Alcoholic”

January 26, 2017

A few days after I made the decision to stop drinking, I went to a 12-step meeting. I didn’t want …
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My Journey into Recovery, Part II: One Day at a Time

January 24, 2017

The previous chapter in this three-part series features (My Journey Into Recovery: Part I) my journey to rock bottom. In …
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Here’s the Reason Why You Don’t Need That Glass of Wine

January 23, 2017

There’s a bottle of wine on your top kitchen shelf collecting dust. You’re thinking of taking it down, rummaging through …
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What No One Ever Tells You About Addiction

January 19, 2017

Before I quit drinking, I mean really quit drinking, I wasn’t convinced I needed to quit drinking. I thought maybe, …
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11 Easy Ways to Say ‘No’ to Alcohol

January 18, 2017

You thought you left peer pressure behind when you outgrew those high school football buddies, but Sam from marketing is …
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My Journey Into Recovery, Part I: Rock Bottom

January 17, 2017

Nearly five years ago, I was rapidly drinking myself into an early grave. I was popping pills like they were …
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How Telling the Truth Helped Me Get Sober

January 12, 2017

I quit drinking 7 years and 7 months ago or 2,791 days ago – but who’s counting right? A few …
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What would you have told your former self?

December 22, 2016

The statistics on the opioid crisis are startling. But in designing preventative solutions for addiction the best place to start …
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Preparing to Go Home for the Holidays

December 18, 2016

I stopped drinking in June of 1997.  I went to AA and counted days off of alcohol.  As I endured …
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