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Real people in recovery talk openly and honestly about alcoholism and recovery. Real People. Real stories. Real hope.

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When we were drinking, we felt afraid and lonely. We craved isolation on the one hand, but on the other hand, we were terrified at how alone in the world we felt. Now, in sobriety, we have learned to let down our guard. Vulnerability and... more

We were very excited to have Greg Williams, Creator of the full length documentary film The Anonymous People on our show! The Anonymous People is a documentary film about the over 23 million Americans living in long-term... more

When most people hear the word ?desperation?, they certainly don't think of a gift. In fact, the dictionary defines desperation as, ?a strong feeling of sadness, fear, and loss of hope?. But as with so many other things in recovery, like... more

Many people in recovery struggle with both alcohol AND food disorders. This issue is so common you often hear food addiction referred to as a "sister" addiction to alcoholism. We have had many requests for a show that addresses... more

Lotta Dann's readers know her best as ?Mrs. D?: the formerly anonymous sobriety blogger (Blog: Mrs. D Is Going Without) who stepped forward as a recovery advocate with the recent New Zealand release of her book, ?Mrs D is... more

One of the most important things we do to get sober is to ask for help. We've probably tried everything we can to stop drinking on our own, but when we finally realize we need help - how do we ask? Who do we ask? What works and what... more

"Looking back, we see that our freedom to choose badly was not, after all, a very real freedom."* When we romanticize our drinking days, we may feel like they were carefree and we had the freedom to do as we pleased. We liked doing... more

Early recovery is full of ?sober firsts?. They seem to come fast and furious in the initial weeks and months, and can be overwhelming at times. Eventually, the ?firsts? are fewer and further between, but their infrequency can make them... more

Have you ever wondered why you can't seem to maintain a healthy relationship? Do you feel like people take advantage of your kind heart and generosity? Do you feel a sense of responsibility for your loved one's happiness? If any of these... more

When we are active in an addiction, we can feel like there is no one else in the whole world like us. ?Alcoholics are screw ups and losers,? we tell ourselves, ?whereas I seemed to have developed this drinking problem in spite of doing... more
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