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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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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

It's a simple question that can cause a person in recovery to stammer incoherently: "What would you like to drink?" After years of ordering a go-to favorite that is now forbidden, it can be hard to answer that question truthfully.... more

Sarah Allen Benton is author of the book, 'Understanding the High Functioning Alcoholic' , and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and therapist at McLean Hospital in MA. She has been featured in a NY Times article by Jane... more

As the song says, "Let's start at the very beginning. A very good place to start..." For those in recovery, the starting point of every day is willingness. Willingness to be honest about our relationship to alcohol and about our behavior and... more
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