You keep a note pad by the phone so you can take notes about your drunk dialings, but then you can't read your handwriting
You're now sober but want to wear a sign on your shirt that says you are enjoying a piece of gum to merely blow bubbles, not to cover up the vodka smell
You buy canned beer so you can hide it in your bag without anybody hearing the glass clinks
If you log into MyFitnessPal as soon as you wake up...to log in the calories of the 8 double whiskeys you'll be drinking later...to know how much not to eat today.
If after a night of drinking an entire 26er of scotch, the only thing you can think of is "what am I going to drink today?"
Brian in KC, MO
You might be an alcoholic if it's your turn to be the DD, so before the baseball game you pound beers at the tailgate before the game hoping it carries you through to the end of the game....but then the game gets rained out in the 5th inning and you are still too drunk to drive home.
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33 year old Autumn, explains how she has been a successful student and a mom in sobriety.
According to an article from the Los Angeles Times, Steve Sarkisian is suing former employer University of California for improper dismissal when he was recently fired as Head Football coach due to his drinking problem. Coach Sarkisian is seeking monies of $30,000,000, which he feels is properly owed to him due to California state laws.
In this Episode Shannon, who is a high bottom drunk explains how she made it to nearly 80 days sober. She mentions she loves Karaoke and you can check out Jimmy Cliff's "I Can See Clearly Now" on YouTube because that's how we both feel these days!
While listening to the Bubble Hour Podcast a few weeks ago on my drive home for Thanksgiving, I heard some great ideas on how to stay sober over the Holidays. One of the segments was how to respond when someone offers you a drink at a Holiday party. I heard from great responses, but none of the answers were the truth. What I have learned in recovery, is the best answer is the truth. The truth is liberating and you will be surprised by the lack of questions you will get after telling someone you don't drink. Most people are happy for you, and encourage your decision to not drink. A small percentage will give you flack, and this is a great way to quickly find out who are not your friends. Another small group will become inquisitive and start asking questions like, how much did you used to drink? Or, why are you not drinking? These people are asking for themselves because they have been questioning their own drinking habit.
But here are 77 additional tips on how to stay sober over the Holidays. I do not claim for this to be a full and comprehensive list, and with certainty, I can predict leaving out some very important ones. But here ya go.
63 ways to stay sober over the Holidays
This is huge Recovery Elevator. The first Recovery Elevator meetup will be taking place in Seattle on Saturday February 27th, 2016. Details to come. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info on this meetup.
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Ferril from Party Sober clothing, with over 5 years of sobriety shares how has been successful sober entrepreneur.
In Episode 41, I talk about emotional sobriety which is a topic breached with trepidation because fully understanding emotional sobriety is near impossible and I have so much more to learn about it. Also in this episode, I interview Erik from Massachusetts who is doing a great job in recovery working with other alcoholics. He mentioned in his interview that it isn't a requirement to hit rock bottom in recovery, a concept I wasn't familiar with in 2014 when I hit my bottom. The bulk of the content for this episode comes from Elliot P who just reached 2 years of sobriety earlier this month. Way to go Elliot!
Felicia shares how she reached nearly 60 days of sobriety and we check back in with Robert who has been interviewed twice on the podcast.
Paul Joins Shane Ramer from that Sober Guy Podcast, Micheal from the UK and Omar the Shair Podcast and talk about why they got sober.
Douglas Lail with the "Hello My Name Is" project, uses painting to help him stay sober.
Jessica Shares how she made it to 141 days of sobriety!
Anthony from Rise Together, with nearly 3 years of sobriety joins the Podcast.
Robert with 5 days of sobriety joins the podcast again. Robert was previously on episode 17 and he is determined to achieve sobriety.
Jason, with 4 years of Sobriety, climbs a 14,000 + foot peak each year on his sobriety date.
Omar from the Shair Podcast joins the show.
Matthew shares the Smart Recovery program and how counting years of sobriety isn't the best motivation to stay sober.
Tim explains about how Smart Recovery has helped him stay sober
Also in this podcast episode Lindsey shares how she made it out of her first 30 days of sobriety which she was in for over 4 years.
Also in this episode, Jon shares how he reached 103 days of sobriety without AA or a 12 step program. He does however, have his own program in place.
Jeff has been sober since 2013 and he shares how he made that dream a reality.
27 year old Hollie shares her story in sobriety
Lisa, 39 and a mother of 3, explains how she has made it to 18 months sobriety.
This is the 4th part of the 4 part series called the other side where Paul interviews a non alcoholic who has been directly affected by an alcoholic. Diane is the the daughter of two alcoholics, the sister of an alcoholic who passed away earlier this year and a mother of a 19 year old alcoholic.
In this episode, we also hear from Ian, who shares how he has successfully made it to 18 months of sobriety.
Paul discusses how he made it 3 days in Las Vegas Sober through his fantasy football draft.
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47 year old Claire, from Michigan explains how she reached 9 years of sobriety!
Jim shares how surrendering is vital to his sobriety.
Shelly from Hawaii, who has nearly 3 months of sobriety, shares how she plans to be successful in recovery.