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Same Sh*t, Different Meeting: Easy Does It

Written By: Fiona Stockard Articles are the sole work of the individual author and do not express the opinion of Sobriety for Women. Same Sh*t, Different Meeting I wasn’t involved in twelve-step recovery twenty years ago. Hell, if we go back twenty years, I was still...

The 13th Step: Predators in Recovery

Written By: Fiona Stockard 13th Step? I Thought There Were Only 12 Ah, the sneaky little 13th Step. The little talked about, but widely known, practice of being a shady motherf**ker. One of the reasons to stay away from clubhouses. The reason for that old saying, men...

Robin Williams and Depression

Written By: Tim Myers Robin Williams Committed Suicide, But You Don’t Have To Robin Williams chose to end his life yesterday. He’s dead and everyone is mourning the loss of one of our greatest actors. 99.9% of the people posting on Facebook never met Mr. Williams....

Finding New Hobbies

Written By: Katie Schipper Remembering What It Was Like Out There  For any woman who’s made it to the point where they attend a women’s treatment center, the idea that there was anything good left in continuing to get high sounds insane. Knowing that...
Music and Recovery

Music and Recovery

My head hurt. I had staples in my forehead, dried blood above my eyebrow. I had a bike with a flat tire, one suitcase of clothes. That’s it. Did I turn to God? Did I get a sponsor? Did I go to a meeting? No, not on that first day. God I would find on day thirty. The...

How Do I Pick a Good Halfway House?

What Exactly is a Halfway House? Simply put, a halfway house is a sober-living environment for addicts and alcoholics in early recovery. Halfway houses help people make the transition from active addiction to responsible member of society. This transition, from active...

F.E.A.R.

False Evidence Appearing Real (FEAR) Having grown up in functional alcoholism and then married into it, I spent forty-two years frightened and embarrassed. I spent forty-two years! Think about how long that is! Al-Anon helped me recognize FEAR kept showing up because...

Being an Alcoholic with an Anxiety Disorder

Addicted to Recovery Hi, I’m Krissy and I’m an alcoholic. I grew up in a small town on the outskirts of Boston. From as far back as I can remember, I felt apart from, instead of a part of. Until I found alcohol, anyway! I can’t remember when I...
Hitting a Bottom in Sobriety

Hitting a Bottom in Sobriety

Pain in Sobriety It’s like a rite of passage everyone knows about and no one is looking forward to. It’s not a secret by any means. It’s talked about openly and honestly in meetings all over the world. It’s the big show everyone knows they have...
Is Alcoholism a Disease?

Is Alcoholism a Disease?

Addiction is a gruesome little fellow, huh? He comes in, takes over our lives, and ruins our dreams. He makes us believe he isn’t a disease. He makes us believe he’s just a phase, just a problem. In treatment, my therapist said addiction and alcoholism...

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