When Saturdays Were For Nursing A Cocaine Comedown

Carly BensonAddiction, Intentional Living, Sobriety, Spirituality, Transformation0 Comments

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I can remember the time when my Saturday afternoons were filled with day drinking at the pool to nurse the cocaine comedown I had just come off of. Friday’s were for happy hours that turned into sunrise, so naturally Saturday became an extension of the party. After getting a couple hours of bird chirping, soul sucking, halfway sleeping but more … Read More

4 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Got Addicted

Carly BensonAddiction, Sobriety, Transformation3 Comments

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No one begins their drinking or drugging career thinking they’d like to develop an addiction. You don’t start out boozing, snorting lines of coke or taking pills with the notion that you would like to make this your daily routine. It’s not something you aspire to work towards or some glorious thing you set out to do. “They” tell you … Read More

Dear Alcohol, This Is Goodbye.

Carly BensonAddiction, Sobriety, Transformation2 Comments

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Oh dear friend Alcohol, what a long, weary road we have traveled together… When I first met you at the ripe age of 15, I had no idea what an impact you would make on my life – and not the good kind, unfortunately. I hate to tell you, but no one starts out their relationship to you with the … Read More

Sobriety Is A Wake Up Call

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When I got sober almost 9 years ago, I had no idea what was coming next. My initial goal was to stop using cocaine and in order to do so I knew I also had to quit drinking. What I didn’t realize is that I was answering a much bigger call. My sobriety hasn’t just been a call to clean up … Read More

Introducing Dear CB

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It was the summer of 2012. I had just gone through a devastating break up with someone I thought I knew, but, to my surprise, had been living a complete double life. Needless to say, it sent me searching for answers. I felt like the floor had fallen out beneath me. I was four years into my sobriety at the … Read More

6 Ways I Have Fun Without Alcohol

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Getting sober is one thing. Staying sober means we must adapt to a new lifestyle without our old ways of “letting loose.” The biggest fear most people have about stepping into a life of sobriety usually sounds like this: “But how will I have fun?” “What if they think I’m lame?” “Is my social life over?” It’s natural to wonder what “fun” is … Read More