Category: Maggy M

To Count or not to Count : Lightening Up the Sobriety Routine

The answer to that is always up to the individual, but I was listening to several podcasts while I cleaned my house, and a few lights came on. The hosts were questioning the value of counting days and “sober time” and anniversaries and the positives/negatives of that. The positives are pretty obvious but for those

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Don’t Label Me Alcoholic Because I Choose Not to Drink

Lots of folks these days, seem fired up about ending the stigma and/or shame of being in recovery, but I still see the labels of “alcoholic” and “addict” tossed about and used by some of the leading voices, and on progressive platforms. I know some things die hard but I’m all for retiring pathological and

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All About Refuge Recovery

I have been talking about going to a Refuge Recovery meeting for months and months. Maybe a year. Sometimes I do something just because I’m so sick of hearing myself TALK about doing it so I finally DID! I was all jazzed up after listening to an interview with the Refuge Recovery founder Noah Levine

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Breaking Down the Myths: What can Alcohol REALLY do for You?

It’s a great idea to take a closer look at some of the cultural and marketing brainwashing about alcohol we’ve been swimming in our entire lives. Things like, “I need a drink to …relax, comfort myself, celebrate, dull the pain, feel less anxious, loosen up socially, enjoy life, be able to stand my family/spouse/children, numb

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