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80 Days Sober!

80 Days Sober!

In March of 2017, I witnessed the death of my best friend on a backpacking trip in Peru. I'd been abusing alcohol for six years, but in the months after her death, I spiraled out of control. My depression and grief were immense, debilitating, and overwhelming. Even after I ...MORE
6 Months Sober

6 Months Sober

Today I am 6 months Sober. I am so grateful that I finally had a “spiritual awakening” on July 5 2017 and realized booze and I don’t get along very well. I definitely do not miss the headaches/hangovers. I love that I have a clear mind and have better ...MORE
Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes

Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes

Once upon a time long ago I knew Sobriety. I had Eight Solid Years of it under my belt. About Four years ago I stumbled. I Continued stumbling down that Dark and Unforgiving Path until September 17th of this year. I told myself, Enough with the Excuses! The Time ...MORE
Clean, Sober Thoughts

Clean, Sober Thoughts

I just recently celebrated 5 years of clean living in October. I am beyond grateful to be going into 2018 still sober. I am an alcoholic that turned to other recreational drugs when alcohol wasn't enough. At times I woke up not knowing how I got home or where ...MORE
Alive and Sober

Alive and Sober

Today I am celebrating one year of sobriety. I was the typical high functioning alcoholic mom. I worked hard, maintained a full-time job, raised my children, volunteered and went to church. However I would end each day with 1-2 bottles of wine and a few lorazapams. I should be ...MORE
Sobriety date: 12/11/08

Sobriety date: 12/11/08

Sobriety date: 12/11/08. My substance use history = fun; exciting; thrill-seeking; enhancing; escaping; self-medicating; social problems; destructive/hurtful to others; family conflict; legal issues; car accidents; overdose; temporary-induced psychosis; pain; chaos; hijacked brain; enslavement; shame; broken; hell. My nine years of recovery = healing; amends; forgiveness; acceptance; challenging; liberation; passion; ...MORE
Sobriety is Tough, I am Tough!

Sobriety is Tough, I am Tough!

It's been one hell of a ride but by the Grace of God I'm sober while writing this. On 11-11-15 I started a new life in sobriety that I had been chasing for years. It took me a very long time to forgive myself for some things I had ...MORE
100 days sober!

100 days sober!

I’m celebrating 100 days sober today and feeling amazing! I’ve made some amazing people so far on this journey and am now hopeful of what the future will bring! --- Contributor: Nicola IG: @niconicolalaart ...MORE
10 Years Sober!

10 Years Sober!

I've lived an adventurous life, playing professional baseball in the Dominican Republic, harness racing professionally, and miraculously surviving 24 years as a cocaine addict. I am now humbled and thrilled at the same time to announce my 10th anniversary as a sober person on December 8! I've dedicated my ...MORE
God’s Miracle – Sobriety Treatment

God’s Miracle – Sobriety Treatment

8 years in to my sobriety! My picture of before and after! I’m a heavy binge drinker, always in the bar on Friday and Saturday night, spending at least $300 on alcohol every weekend...from pre game at home to binge drinking at local bar. Fast forward...from binge drinking to active ...MORE
15 Years Clean and Sober!

15 Years Clean and Sober!

Honestly I can't believe it's been 15 years I have been clean and sober. At the age of 18 I gave up the high cost of low living. One day at a time on Dec 8th I'll be celebrating 15 years clean and sober at 33 years old . ...MORE
Treatment Over Doom

Treatment Over Doom

After less than a year of marriage my husband had enough. He had no clue I was an alcoholic until after we married. Fast forward 10 months and we are planning on having children. Life has never felt so amazing! --- Contributor: Julianne Tapsfield ...MORE