17 Items Tagged

sobriety

I’m A Holistic Health Coach Who Smoked, Drank & Did Drugs: Here’s What Finally Made Me Change My Life

The night I did cocaine in a stairwell, I was a few months into my certification as a holistic health coach. I was going to help women become their...

Caitlin Padgett
September 29 2017

This Is The Future Of Addiction Recovery (According To Science)

Addiction fundamentally changes the brain, making treatment incredibly difficult and relapse more likely. But there's hope for the 21.5 million...

Beau Mann
August 30 2017

My Best Day Ever Wouldn't Have Happened If I Hadn't Stopped Drinking

Taking a break saved my life. You cannot compare the life you have with the life you COULD have—or even notice the difference—if you don't give...

Andy Ramage
August 17 2017

What It's Like To Have A Sober Social Life (Hint: It Doesn't Actually Suck)

It can be quite a shock to start learning to connect with people without the social lubricant of alcohol. But it's totally worth the effort.

March 18 2017

What's Really Driving People To Try The Sobriety Trend?

It really has to do with the question, "Do I have a vision for my life?"

March 15 2017

I Was A High-Functioning Alcoholic. Here's What No One Tells You About Giving Up Booze

I had spent so many years neglecting my emotional, spiritual and physical health that once alcohol was out of the picture, I was left with a mess of...

Katherine Arati Maas
November 1 2015

I Was A High-Functioning Alcoholic & AA Saved My Life

This week we ran a feature about how some women with drinking problems are turning to moderation, not sobriety. The piece generated a lot of...

CJ Allen
September 18 2015

9 Signs Of A High-Functioning Alcoholic

While alcoholism is a devastating disease that can destroy lives, some people who struggle with it manage to hold down stressful jobs and big...

Dr. David A. Greuner
April 22 2015

I Went To A 7AM Sober Dance Party & Loved It

True story — earlier last month, I attended a dance party. On a boat. At 7am on a weekday. And I danced my ass off.

Andrea Rice
September 12 2014

4 Life Lessons I Learned From My Alcoholic Father

I grew up with an alcoholic father, and when I say alcoholic, he wasn't the beer-drinking, slurring kind — he was the obligatory-police-visits,...

Rachel Finn
June 20 2014

How A Traumatic Event Helped Me Overcome Food Addiction

Three years ago, I reached a major turning point in my weight journey. I sat by my dad’s hospital bed almost certain he would die. He is an alcoholic...

Brynn Johnson
February 17 2014

Why Anyone Can Become An Addict

These days most of us are willing to believe that drug addiction—including alcoholism—is a disease. Still, we harbor a sneaking suspicion that it’s...

Dr. David J. Linden
June 27 2013

Why I Don't Drink Alcohol & How To Cut Back On Booze Without Being A Hermit

Do you find at the end of a stressful day the first thing that you want to do is reach for a cold beer in the fridge or pop open that bottle of wine...

Tom Cronin
March 2 2013

Why I Stopped Drinking

Some days, I used to come home and want to take the edge off. The line between taking the edge off and numbing out is a fine one. And so, around...

Amber Shumake
January 30 2013

How I Realized That Alcohol Was Ruining My Life

I often wonder why it took me 20 years of heavy and frequent binge drinking to realize that I was poisoning my body and mind every time I downed a...

Lucy Rocca
November 26 2012