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Sober Celebrity: Angelina Jolie celebrity profile Jul 17, 2024

Angelina Jolie has been open about her past struggles with substances, particularly in her earlier years. Jolie has spoken about her experimentation with drugs, describing this period as a time of...

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The Strength of the Struggle road to sobriety Jul 16, 2024

Your journey through sobriety is a testament to your resilience. Keep going; you are stronger than you think.

 

Struggle was part of my story until I took things seriously and worked a sober...

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The Serenity Prayer spirituality Jul 15, 2024

The Serenity prayer, in various forms, has been adopted and popularized by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and other twelve-step programs since the 1940s. It’s a widely recognized prayer that seeks...

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Dealing with Addiction Cravings triggers Jul 14, 2024

Cravings are like those annoying computer pop-ups that steal attention when we’re trying to stay focused. If I click one of the pop-ups, the next thing I know, my mind is diverted, and...

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The Importance of Fellowship with Others relationships Jul 13, 2024

Realize you’re not alone. Millions of people are currently trying to kick a bad habit. Early in sobriety, it was hard for me to connect with others. It might have been my ego or pride, but I...

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Reason For Not Quitting Addiction: Lack Of Resources rehab Jul 12, 2024

Resources refer to various programs available to assist in overcoming addiction. These resources provide guidance, support, and treatment for those struggling.

Essential Resources for Sobriety:

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Reflect On Your Progress addictive behaviors Jul 11, 2024

Let’s consider the case of Evan, a  35-year-old software engineer. He had been struggling with alcohol addiction for several years when I met him. His addiction started as social...

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"Actions Speak Louder Than Words" sober expressions/sayings Jul 10, 2024

What you do is more important than what you say.

During my first year of sobriety, I met with my sponsor once a week, usually on Thursdays. On one occasion, we sat down at a coffee shop, and he...

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Reflection on Personal Values personal inventory Jul 09, 2024

Reflect on core values. Aligning actions with values leads to a more authentic life.

Sometimes, sobriety can be overwhelming. We don’t know which way to go or what to believe. Having a plan...

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Alcohol's Impact on the Liver health Jul 08, 2024

The liver performs many crucial bodily functions. One of its leading roles is processing and filtering substances that enter our bloodstream, including alcohol. It's like your body's ultimate...

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Connect With The Universe spirituality Jul 07, 2024

Part of healthy sobriety is appreciating simplicity and the value of small things. For instance, tonight, go outside and look up. What do you see? Hopefully, stars—astronomical objects full...

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Healing From Amends amends Jul 06, 2024

Repeat affirmations that focus on the healing power of making direct amends.

Making things right with people is a two-way street of healing. For the person giving amends, it's a profound act that...

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Sober Celebrity: Samuel L. Jackson celebrity profile Jul 05, 2024

Samuel L. Jackson's struggle began early, and he openly discussed his addiction to heroin and later cocaine in the 1980s, often using substances as a coping mechanism for climbing the Hollywood...

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Letting Go Of Control one day at a time Jul 04, 2024

Release the need to control every aspect of your life. Letting go is the gateway to freedom. I had to let go of control to find my powers because my control resulted in addiction, jail time, stints...

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Gratitude For Growth gratitude Jul 03, 2024

Getting sober and turning over a new leaf is hitting the reset button on life. It’s important to express gratitude for this fresh start. Even if you’re not where you want to be, the...

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The Functioning Alcoholic (Is Dangerous) addictive behaviors Jul 02, 2024

A functioning alcoholic is someone who manages to maintain their daily life – work, relationships, responsibilities – while regularly consuming large amounts of alcohol (or their drug...

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"Just For Today" I Will Be Better sober expressions/sayings Jul 01, 2024

The 'Just For Today' approach, emphasizing acceptance rather than forcing everything to adjust to your desires, offers a powerful perspective on life. This approach can be particularly beneficial...

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"It Helps Me Feel Better" sober expressions/sayings Jun 30, 2024

Let’s talk about the “It helps me feel better” excuse. Sometimes, we need to numb our pain. I get it, but gratification doesn’t need to be instant. In sobriety, we need...

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When Addiction Wins one day at a time Jun 29, 2024

Addiction can be nasty - an insidious adversary that can prove exceptionally difficult to overcome. Its ability to prevail can be attributed to psychological, physiological, and environmental...

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Let Go Of Resentments resentments Jun 28, 2024

Consider resentment: a backpack filled with bricks and brick symbolizes a grudge or a negative emotion you cling to. Like that backpack, resentment can be weighty, sapping your energy and...

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Set Boundaries boundaries Jun 27, 2024

Healthy boundaries are crucial for sobriety.

Your sobriety is sacred. Guard it like a fortress. Set boundaries and let people enter who enhance your life. All others must go. Don’t negotiate...

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What Is Your Goal for Sobriety? sober life Jun 26, 2024

Goals provide direction, motivation, a clear sense of purpose, and benchmarks for progress, helping us measure success. They also offer a sense of accomplishment, reinforcing positive behaviors and...

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Sober Celebrity: Miley Cyrus celebrity profile Jun 25, 2024

Miley Cyrus rose to fame at a young age and has publicly discussed her use of marijuana and alcohol in the past but did not explicitly frame her experience within the context of addiction. Instead,...

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The Importance of Emotional Intelligence road to sobriety self-improvement Jun 24, 2024

Emotional intelligence (EQ) involves self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills, all crucial in navigating addiction challenges. Recently, I heard a speaker, Sarah,...

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