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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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7 Reasons St. Patrick’s Day Sobriety is Lucky

March 17, 2017

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Today is one of the biggest drinking-oriented holidays of the year, making it tough for some …
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The Ultimate Guide to Ordering, Drinking, and Enjoying Non-Alcoholic Drinks (Part I)

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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Take This Quiz to See Which Party Animal You Really Are

March 3, 2017

There comes a time in everyone’s life when we ask ourselves: am I really an outgoing otter? Click the giant …
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5 Totally Awesome Reasons Why Sobriety is the Best Gift

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 1-Minute Trick to Stop Your Alcohol Cravings

A craving can hijack your brain. Like a bad case of food poisoning for your mind, it can overtake you …
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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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What No One Tells You About Porn Addiction

February 20, 2017

There’s a reason you’re reluctant to give your girlfriend (or boyfriend) keys to your place, and it isn’t your fear …
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Sober in the City: I Followed My Fear and Found Myself

As I go into my second year of sobriety, I decided to follow my passion of personal growth. I chopped …
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The 8 Most Delicious Drinks That are Completely Alcohol-Free

February 17, 2017

Booze, like a best friend and a worst enemy, can seem ever-present at pivotal life moments. When you give up …
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7 Important Truths I Learned in My Recovery

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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The 24 Hour Self-Love Reset that You Should Try

Self-love goes beyond Valentine’s Day. So, whether you were coupled up or went stag this year for Valentine’s Day, you’re …
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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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Here’s Why You Should Stop Treating Google Like Your Therapist

We humans crave answers. Whether you look at it from an evolutionary or biblical perspective, our hunt for answers has …
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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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11 Bullsh*t Things We Tell Ourselves When It Comes to Our Addictions

No one starts out an addict. But as patterns of behavior become more dramatic, the lies we tell ourselves balloon. …
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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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You Don’t Need to Quit Cold Turkey: How Cutting Down Can Help Your Relationship

January 22, 2017

The media can make a mess out of reporting when it comes to “research”, and alcohol-related headlines are no exception.Case in …
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7 Lies You Should Never, Ever Tell Your Addiction Coach

January 20, 2017

This will not come as a shock to our users: as an addiction coach, I actually work for you.  I …
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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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Having Trouble Sleeping? Here’s How To Fix It

January 16, 2017

Whether you’re trying to kick an addiction, be there for someone who is, or just plain live healthier, sleep is …
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8 Things That Happen When You Give Up Alcohol

January 13, 2017

It’s a big, boozey world out there. From mimosas at brunch to cocktail hours, it can be hard to imagine …
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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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15 Things Your Addiction Coach Wants You to Know

January 10, 2017

Ready for the journey?  Got your snacks packed, some water, make sure you go to the bathroom before we leave. …
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4 Surprising Addiction Trends Everyone Was Googling in 2016

January 9, 2017

In 2016 popular interest in addiction soared, particularly after the late fall release of the Surgeon General’s landmark report on …
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5 Ways Your Fitness Tracker Can Help You Beat Addictive Behaviors

January 5, 2017

Fitness trackers are ubiquitous these days; Jawbone, Fitbit, Apple Watch, Misfit, Garmin…even McDonalds has tried to jump on the trend …
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This is What You Need To Do To Start *Really* Sleeping Better

January 3, 2017

Ahhhhh, quality sleep! Who doesn’t love it? It’s healthy and feels great, and humans are born naturally awesome at it. …
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4 Ways to Feel Your Best in Dry January

January 1, 2017

Ah, Dry January is finally upon us! It’s a month many of us sort of look forward to but also …
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How To *Really* Plan For 2017

“I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the new year’s” ― Henry Moore Made peace with 2016? Great. Now …
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17 Mocktails to Ring in the New Year

December 30, 2016

Ding, ding, ding! Cheers to those who are aspiring to cut back on alcohol consumption in 2017! (so many good reasons to). …
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How to Make Peace with 2016

December 29, 2016

“True forgiveness is when you can say, “Thank you for that experience.” ― Oprah Winfrey Big dreams blossom up in …
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How Celebrating Boxing Day Can Help Knock Out Addictive Behavior

December 26, 2016

Happy Boxing Day! What’s that, you ask? When you take all of your holiday stress out in a boxing ring. …
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Dear Chrissy: How do I deal with holiday stress?

December 23, 2016

Dear Chrissy: Help! The holidays are turning me into a nervous wreck. Any tips for dealing with it? — Not So Holly Jolly  …
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Introducing the New Years Resolution that Boosts Every Other Resolution

December 21, 2016

Ah, it’s that time of year again: for New Year’s resolutions. Some of us love them, some of us find …
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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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Workaholism Demystified

December 17, 2016

Our programs address a wide variety of addictive behaviors, but substance use is the one employers tend to approach us …
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Around the World in Office Drinking Culture

December 14, 2016

Wondering how you’re going to stay sober or semi-sober at your holiday work party? You’re not the only one! Lots of …
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A Self-Awareness Kickstarter to Keep Handy for Stressful Situations

December 10, 2016

Self-awareness serves us well almost any time in life, but it’s an especially valuable asset for effectively navigating challenges and tough …
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How Animals Can Help Us All with Overcoming Addiction

December 9, 2016

Add this to your list of reasons why pets are the best: research has found they can majorly benefit our health …
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7 Emotions that Keep Us From Confronting Loved Ones About Addiction

December 7, 2016

If someone in your life is struggling with addiction, there is no right or wrong way to feel. Expect a cycle …
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Beautiful Blends of Therapy: How 12 Step Programs & Evidence-based Practices Align

December 6, 2016

We identified synergies between different therapeutic modalities in our previous exploration of beautiful blends. But what about non-clinically based options? …
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Secrets to Enjoying Holiday Work Parties Sober

November 30, 2016

Ah. ‘Tis the season for infamous office holiday parties! If you’re striving to cut back on drinking, or quit entirely, …
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Walking on eggshells with an addict? Here’s what to do.

November 22, 2016

If you are a friend or family member of someone struggling with addiction, you may find yourself constantly walking on …
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Highlights of First Ever Surgeon General’s Report on Addiction

November 19, 2016

“I’m calling for a cultural change in how we think about addiction. For far too long people have thought about …
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‘Tis the Season to Stay Sober and Sane: How to Beat Winter Blues (sans Booze)

November 12, 2016

‘Tis the Season to Stay Sober and Sane! You’ve plowed through the Halloween candy. You survived another seemingly endless election …
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7 Reasons the Michigan Startup Scene is Glorious

November 2, 2016

It’s Accelerate Michigan week and we’re thrilled to be semi-finalists again at an event that is core to our hearts …
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Workit is an Action: Naming Our Company, Together

October 31, 2016

It was late at night on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014. Lisa and I had spent the entire day seated across …
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Preventing Prescription Painkiller Misuse with Employee Education

October 28, 2016

Knowledge is power. It’s a trite but true slogan, and especially applicable to the prescription painkiller epidemic; millions of Americans …
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Relationships, Unfiltered

October 21, 2016

Some people get their kicks from reality TV, sky-diving, or venturing out with no cell phone. For me? I like …
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“Internet Addiction” Demystified

October 18, 2016

What is “internet addiction”? A bit of a misnomer, to start. Back when it was first noticed that people were having …
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Perspectives: Brightening the Journey of Change

October 13, 2016

Changing addictive behavior takes work, time, and most of all patience. The struggle eventually dissipates and your new life turns …
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The Impact of Substance Abuse in Employees’ Families

October 7, 2016

I worked for four years in adolescent mental health, taking part in the journeys of hundreds of teens.  Addiction and …
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5 Simple Measures Towards a Healthier Office Drinking Culture

September 29, 2016

Outside of the workplace, the perspective of alcoholism as a “family disease” is widely accepted. That is, treatment acknowledges the …
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Throw A Dryer Sheet Into Your Recovery

September 20, 2016

People engaging in, or recovering from, addictive behaviors have this amazing aptitude to be hard on themselves—to a fault. Sometimes …
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Beautiful Blends of Therapy: The Benefits of Mixing and Merging Modalities

September 14, 2016

The digital health world is so abuzz with hype about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), you’d think it was a brand …
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7 Tips for Thriving Sober

July 22, 2016

Workit Health’s Workit Program was born out of a desire to bundle and bottle up what’s worked for us on the …
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