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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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In recovery meetings it is common practice for one person to share their experience, strength and hope and then to pick a recovery topic for the group to discuss. We thought it would be great to recreate that concept here on The... more

Am I an alcoholic? Or not? This is one of the most frequent questions we're asked from people who are wondering about their drinking. The only person who can answer this question, though, is the person asking it. Alcoholism is a disease... more

We all want to be individuals and to present an image to the world that we are capable, in control, and essentially put together. Besides, the world is a scary place: vulnerability and honesty might put us in danger if people really knew us.... more

Although there are many common truths and shared experiences in addiction and recovery, family dynamics may differ from person to person. When it comes to motherhood, there is no magic formula or handbook for anything including talking... more

Google the phrase 'the power of gratitude' and you'll find many links to articles and research that show how living a life in gratitude can increase our sense of well-being and optimism and can decrease our levels of stress, anxiety and... more

When we stop drinking most people experience physical withdrawal symptoms (acute) which can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. It's not fun, but most people expect it and are rewarded with immediate physical benefits... more

We all strive for balance in life - a manageable blend of things we have to do and things we want to do is the ideal. We also all know what it feels like when things get out of whack - too much work, not enough play or relaxation, not enough... more

This week on The Bubble Hour we will continue our discussion about what to put in your Recovery Toolbox. In Part 1, we discussed some great reading materials, and in Part 2 we extend the conversation to comfort food, activities, self-care... more

Many people think that recovery from drug and alcohol addiction is a lost cause when in reality there are approximately 25-40 million people who consider themselves to be in active, stable long-term recovery. Based on those numbers,... more

?I need a drink? is a common catch phrase people use to sum up a bad day. The culture is rife with advice that a ?nice glass of wine? is all it will take to feel better about whatever challenges life dishes up. So, when we are faced with big health... more
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