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The Bubble Hour

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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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Did you know that heavy alcohol use can bring accelerate menopause onset by as much as 5 years? Do you know how to distinguish between the symptoms of detox and menopause when the feelings are remarkably similar? How is... 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

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

How many times did we wake up saying, "Today is Day 1," only to pick up a drink later? Maybe we said, "I'm just a binge drinker. I can go weeks without a drink," but we still have a sneaking suspicion that something is wrong and can't quite... more

While we are active in our addictions, we are numbing all of our feelings. Although the initial impulse might be to dull the hard emotions - fear, anger, hurt - the actual result is that we dull of our emotions, limiting our experience of joy,... more

On this episode of The Bubble Hour our co-hosts Ellie, Amanda, Catherine and Jean look back on 2014 and discuss what lies ahead for each of them in 2015. They also reflect on their favorite moments on the show from the past... more

When people stop using alcohol and drugs they are given a second chance on life. Some embrace this new life and never look back. Others find living without alcohol and drugs to be a struggle every day. Regardless of your experience,... more

All alcoholics and addicts feel shame. It's impossible to avoid, and while shame is painful and can keep many of us stuck in the throes of addiction, there is hope. We do not have to be defined by our shame, and indeed learning tools to cope... more

A common fear of getting sober is that we won't ever have fun again. Our memories of celebrations, nights out, socializing with friends typically include alcohol, so we can't imagine what we will do without it. Will our friends still want... more

The months of December through January are a hectic time of year that are chock full of stress, expectation and temptation. It can be a particularly challenging time of year for people in recovery, especially early recovery, as we can... more
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