Tag: Alcohol-Free

4 Essential Tools to Staying Sober

New Years Sobriety Tool Box

As I’ve moved through my first year sober, I’ve started to view sobriety as a practice, as an ever-unfolding complex web of daily negotiations, rather than as a binary ON or OFF switch. To me, a sobriety tool kit is not just a list of things we can turn to when times get tough, but

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5 Thoughts to Help You Stay Sober from Christmas to New Year’s Eve

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Over the last 15 years, I can count on one hand the number of sober Christmas to New Year’s Eve holidays I’ve celebrated: two. My first sober holiday season in recent memory was six years ago in 2014. That was the year that my father passed away … while I was with him. Losing my

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When You’re Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired – How to Say No to Alcohol in The Party Season

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When I chose to eliminate alcohol from my life I knew it would be hard at the beginning. I learnt very quickly that by changing the drink in my glass – I was also changing my life for the better. After an on off alcohol drinking career that had lasted 34 years with many ups and

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Tips and Tools and Great Alcohol-Free Drinks to Celebrate the Holidays Sober

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If you are celebrating your first sober holiday season and struggling a bit, here are some tips and tools to stay alcohol-free. Socializing during early sobriety can feel daunting. Socializing during the holidays when you’re newly sober can feel undoable. At least that was how I felt in the early days. The following are a

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