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Alcohol-Free is a Truly Amazing Way to Live

People climbing mountain 7 years AF

Today I am 7 years sober. Actually, I do not use the word sober to describe myself. Sober is a word that does not describe what it means to me to be free of alcohol – Today I am 7 years Alcohol-Free! Never underestimate how your words can help change someone else’s life. I can

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Alcoholism is … ?

Bar sign Relax alcoholism is ...?

What is alcoholism? Am I an alcoholic? I grew up seeing men sitting contently on “their” barstools in dark quiet bars, playing the football pool, getting each other to help with construction jobs or house repair, shooting the shit, and letting loose. Bars and booze were the vital source of adult life and freedom outside

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How I Escaped the Trap of Gray Area Drinking

Woman at dusk How I escaped the Trap of Gray area drinking

Freedom from drinking! I never thought I’d get here. I drank my last glass of wine 450 days ago, after sliding gradually into a bottle-a-day habit (sometimes a little more) over a period of at least 20 years, from around the time I started perimenopause until I was 69 years old. I’ve read some interesting

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