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Step Back from the Edge – Getting Back to Sober after Relapse

Getting back to sober after a long relapse has not been easy for me. I’m an instant gratification person. When I finally stopped drinking 105 days ago my health had gone so downhill that I was seriously scared. I was at the point where I was forcing those 12-16 beers down- to numb the physical

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Staying on Track – How I Stopped Drinking with the Help of an Online Community

Hands Reaching Out How I Stopped drinking and Stayed sober with an Online Community

I realistically started my sober journey in December of 2019. It was then that I realized that my drinking was extremely out of control and that it had progressively gotten worse as last year came to a close. When I admitted this both to myself and my psychologist, she got me in touch with the

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A Positive Perspective on Going Dry or the Joy of Living Alcohol-Free

Woman with Umbrella What do you get when you stop drinking alcohol

It can be daunting to imagine staying sober forever. I remember in my first weeks alcohol-free thinking, “I won’t be able to drink at my children’s weddings!?” Keep in mind, neither of my children was getting married…or were engaged…In fact, they were 11 and 15 when I stopped drinking. But it is the spectre of

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Alcohol-Free? Join the Sober-Curious Revolution

Cocktail Umbrella - sober curious- alcohol-free

At one year alcohol-free, one year happily sober, I barely ever think of drinking alcohol. I have finally moved past the feeling of ” Now what will I do if I am not drinking”. When the cravings occasionally do come, I go for a long walk or replace it with something quickly. Then it is

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