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They Made Fun of Me for Not Doing Bath Salts?!

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They Made Fun of Me for Not Doing Bath Salts?!

Throughout college I had some pretty great friends. Or so I thought… We would hang out all the time, and usually play Xbox, or study. Sometimes we would go to the football games together when they weren’t working because they were good at holding down a stable job. And when I say friends, I mean only two. Why? Because it’s hard to find people at major drinking Universities who will hang out with you when you’re sober. But, these guys didn’t really drink. Or at least they didn’t do other things until my last year there. It sucks that it...

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I'm Not an Addict in Recovery, but I Still Chose to be 100% Sober! Why?

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I'm Not an Addict in Recovery, but I Still Chose to be 100% Sober! Why?

My wife and I were sitting around talking today and I had a few questions on my mind. If most of you didn’t already know, she isn’t an addict. But the best part about it for me is that she understands addiction pretty well, understands recovery well, and is completely abstinent and sober herself. Now what I’d always thought was that she had stopped for me when we’d gotten together, and that isn’t completely false. But to my surprise it’s not that hard for her either; I’m not sure why I’m surprised by that, but it really isn’t hard for...

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Dear Santa: Merry Sober Christmas!

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Dear Santa: Merry Sober Christmas!

Dear Santa, Last year was my first clean and sober holiday season in years.  It was the first holiday season I would confront, still pretty fresh outta rehab.  It was also the first holiday season I would spend with my children and family after being away for so long.  To the outsider looking in, it ...

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Matthew’s Story–High School dropout to P.h.D

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Matthew’s Story–High School dropout to P.h.D

My Story By: Matthew Peters I remember taking my first drink when I was nine, to celebrate New Year’s. It was a sip of raunchy, cheap beer, something like Rheingold or Utica Club Lite. I hated the taste. In fact, I’d go on hating the taste of beer and most other forms of alcohol throughout ...

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I Am Bulimia

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I Am Bulimia

I AM BULIMIA Although I’m sure you’ve heard about me before, I thought it was time to introduce myself. I’m sure you’ve heard tales of my existence from the poor girls and boys who once called themselves my friends, my lovers. I’m sure they’ve told sordid stories about how rotten I was, deep to the ...

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