10 Challenges of Getting Sober Later in Life

10 Challenges of Getting Sober Later in Life

Feb. 15, 2017 by

By Kelly Fitzgerald at The FIX  02/15/17 If you’ve been using alcohol as a coping mechanism for your entire life and are used to drinking on good days and bad, it’s going to be harder to quit. What happens when you

Six Types Of People You Need In Sobriety

Feb. 11, 2017 by

By Beth Leipholtz 02/10/17 The One Who Tells It Like It Is tells you the truth, even when it’s hard to hear—especially when it’s hard to hear. Think about the people in your life for a moment. Chances are that

Adventures of a Sober Señorita

Introducing The Adventures of a Sober Señorita

Feb. 5, 2017 by

My name is Kelly Fitzgerald and I am a person in long-term recovery from a substance use disorder. I’m also a daughter, sister, aunt, friend, fiancé, full-time writer, and athlete. Part of my path has been sharing my story through

Mrs D used to be a boozy housewife. Now she’s not.

Mrs D used to be a boozy housewife. Now she’s not.

Feb. 3, 2017 by

I grew up with alcohol all around.  I first got drunk at 15, loved the physical feeling, and (as I now realise) loved the way it pushed emotions away, so I kept doing regularly it until just shy of my 40th birthday. Here I am about

6 Easy Ways to Walk Through Fear

6 Easy Ways to Walk Through Fear

Sep. 22, 2016 by

Fear Won’t Kill You! Fear won’t kill you, but it definitely feels like it will! I say this as a woman in long-term recovery who’s faced more than a few “fear situations” in my time. from Sobriety for Women blog

How I Knew It Was Time to Quit Drinking

How I Knew It Was Time to Quit Drinking

Sep. 14, 2016 by

Reblogged from UnPickled If there is one question I am most asked about living alcohol-free, it is “How did you know it was time to quit drinking?” Only occasionally is this question asked with dancing eyes that reveal a quest for

3 Fears Keeping You Stuck (And How To Beat Them)

3 Fears Keeping You Stuck (And How To Beat Them)

Sep. 9, 2016 by

reblogged from Kate at The Sober School Fear is a bitch sometimes. It’s a natural instinct, something designed to keep us safe and help us survive. It can be a brilliant internal warning system. But when it comes to sobriety

As I grow in sobriety I also grow in tolerance.

As I grow in sobriety I also grow in tolerance.

Sep. 6, 2016 by

As I grow in sobriety I also grow in tolerance.  I observe this growth in my interactions, especially with difficult individuals.   Last week I had an opportunity to deal with a person who is actively drinking and not very

5 Tips to Help You Navigate Labor Day Weekend When You’re Newly Sober

5 Tips to Help You Navigate Labor Day Weekend When You’re Newly Sober

Sep. 5, 2016 by

from The Fix by Sarah Ratliff 08/31/16 Your body and mind are still adjusting and becoming healthier. Don’t interfere with this process by drinking or using. Along with honoring the American workforce, Labor Day is also seen as the unofficial

The Women of AA

The Women of AA

Aug. 31, 2016 by

reblogged from The Fix: By Dee Young 04/28/15 I always thought a man would rescue me, but when I hit bottom it was the women who saved me. I was in my Greenwich Village apartment on MacDougal Street, a block from

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