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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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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

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
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