Tag: Recovery

Loving Life Takes Practice – Living Joyfully in Year 3 Sober

Woman in Dance pose representing Sober Practice and Loving Life alcohol free in year 3

What does it feel like to live sober long term and joyfully, rather than simply taking the usual 30-day alcohol detox that many people find difficult to endure? Have you considered staying sober after Dry January? How do people enjoy life without at least the occasional drink, for a year, or two, or more? Sober

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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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Anger Management in Early Sobriety – Facing Your Feelings Alcohol Free

Woman pushing glass anger management in sobriety

Something that hit me pretty hard in early sobriety was anger. Sometimes I’m just MAD as hell. It’s pretty amazing, actually, the amount of anger-energy that comes out of me. Madder than a hornet in a coke can. I’m mad that I can’t just keep moving on through my life as ‘normal’, mad that I’ve

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What is the Life Expectancy of an Alcoholic?

Broken Head What is the life expectancy of an alcoholic

Have you ever wondered what it means to be an alcoholic? When it seems that many people do drink habitually, what is the difference between deadly drinking and just a normal sort of “drinking too much”? I have heard people speak of addiction as a sliding scale. If alcohol addiction is a sliding scale from

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