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Recovery From Norway!

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Recovery From Norway!

Hi! I'm Torill from Norway! I grew up in a dysfunctional family. With alcoholism, physical, verbal, and sexual abuse. I was the oldest daughter—the second oldest child—and took on the role of parenting early on. When my youngest sibling was born with a disability it was I who took care of her, carried her out when the weather was good, tickled her "useless" feet with grass, and told her stories about reaching for the sun with the wind stroking our faces. The grown ups said she was a punishment from god. We weren't even religious. "The grown ups said she...

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I Only Exercised Loaded!

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I Only Exercised Loaded!

I only exercised while loaded during the first 7 years of my love affair with the gym.Well, obsession with the gym is more accurate; but yes, I only worked out with heavy weights drunk, high, or both. Now, that sounds pretty crazy in hindsight, even to me, but at the time I didn’t think twice about it. A huge part of my disease came in the form of body shaming (which ultimately led to body dysmorphia), feelings of inadequacy, and feeling weak or downright pathetic. As a kid, I was picked on a lot as I tried to hang with...

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A Father Son Duo: Tackling Addiction One Book at a Time with Tweak

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A Father Son Duo: Tackling Addiction One Book at a Time with Tweak

Sheff senior and his son are both New York Times best selling authors, who're tackling addiction one book at a time! Nic Sheff with "Tweak" and David Sheff with "Beautiful Boy."  David Sheff amounted the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list in April and May of 2008, for his book “Beautiful Boy.”  The book showed David’s point of view of his son--Nic’s--substance abuse. According the New York Times, Beautiful Boy is a “journey through his son’s addiction,” at the same time being “through the father’s eyes.”  They go on to state:   “For me, the hardest part about...

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Why is a Sober Wife is the Best Wife? My husband tells all…

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Why is a Sober Wife is the Best Wife? My husband tells all…

THE START OF MY RELATIONSHIP (not so sober… yet): Today, I’m a Sober Wifey. My name is Brittany and my husband is Zach! When Zach and I crossed paths I wasn’t a wife and I was anything but sober. The more he got to know me the harder it was to hide the way that ...

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Drunk Dreams are the Worst! Can you Relate?

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Drunk Dreams are the Worst! Can you Relate?

When I start to miss meetings,  I start to get complacent and uneasy.  These feelings are often followed by drunk dreams.  Not the, ‘oh I had a random drinking dream.’  These are the dreams that are so vivid and so full of the fun and excitement that was once the early side of my partying ...

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