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The Video that Helped me go Alcohol Free and Stay Happily Sober

1. Don’t be negative about your decision to give up alcohol for 30 days. Be POSITIVE about not drinking for 30 days. List all of the positive things about not drinking. (Weight loss, no hangovers, better sleep). 2. Be firm about your decision to not drink for 30 days! No matter what! Don’t give yourself

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Learning Self-Care in Early Sobriety

What is Self-Care and why is it such a Big Deal ? Almost every person in our community drank as a form of self-care. We’re encouraged to drink wine as self-care, and those pretty pink drinks that are all the rage now are a continuation of the “self-care illusion”. Pink is the color of health

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The Key to Alcohol-Free Holiday Serenity

I have been anticipating my first alcohol-free holiday season in more than 20 years with some dread, already casting about in my mind for ways to make it bearable without a wineglass in my hand. Even though my social life is much less frantic than during my working years, there are many things I cherish

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How I Overcame my Fear of Sober Forever

Walking on Tracks to Sober Forever

When I first stopped drinking I was troubled by the idea of sober forever. I hated the thought that I would have to attend AA meetings and work to stay sober forever. At the time though, I was actually thinking about drinking every day from sun-up till sun-down. I went through most days regretting how

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