My Experiences In Early Recovery and Sobriety

My Experiences In Early Recovery and Sobriety

My first time getting clean and sober involved bouncing off a rock bottom almost entirely of my own making ....

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Rock Bottom: My Lowest Points in Addiction That Led Me Into Recovery

Rock Bottom: My Lowest Points in Addiction That Led Me Into Recovery

I first heard rapper Eminem's song “Rock Bottom” when I was roughly 12 years old. Even at 12, his words resonated with me ....

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How I Got Started Using Drugs and Drinking at 12 Years Old

How I Got Started Using Drugs and Drinking at 12 Years Old

It all started off innocent enough, or at least so I thought. However, at age 35, 23 years wiser than I was when I picked up my first drink ...

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I’ve Tried the 12-Step Program, But What About Other Alternative/Unconventional Treatment Options?

I’ve Tried the 12-Step Program, But What About Other Alternative/Unconventional Treatment Options?

As a member of a 12-step program, as well as one who spent time at a treatment facility for alcohol and drug use ...

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How Sobriety Changed My Dating Life

How Sobriety Changed My Dating Life

The first time in sobriety that I kissed someone, I couldn’t stop laughing. At the time, it felt so unnatural ...

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Trauma’s Role in My Alcohol Addiction

Trauma’s Role in My Alcohol Addiction

People often ask me, “Were you born an alcoholic?” I’ve never known the answer. In fact, I don’t think that answer exists ....

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