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united_recovery. 👌💯 How about you?⠀
The truth can hurt, but living in denial can be e

👌💯 How about you?⠀ The truth can hurt, but living in denial can be even more painful.⠀ If you're tired of lying to yourself and others, send us a DM to see how we can help you get started on a journey of healing & recovery. 🙏

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iconickofficial. Day 34 Sober
The Hope I Found
35 days ago, I flew to Northern Californ

Day 34 Sober The Hope I Found 35 days ago, I flew to Northern California, to a treatment center in Marin Country. I was still loaded, when I stumbled onto the plane. But, I never felt high enough ease the pain that I was trying so desperately to run from. Of course, I threw back several little bottles of vodka on the plane to "settle my nerves" until I landed in SFO airport. After passing out upon arrival at the facility, I awoke the next day and walked up to the dining hall to get some breakfast. I was weak. I felt lost. I was scared. Trembling slightly from the detox. I felt defective. But, most of all I felt unlovable. I was approached by a young woman who was a resident there. She was in her early 20's. And, she introduced herself, and gave me warm hug. My body froze tensely when she embraced me. And then I melted, and allowed her to hug me. That was the first hug I received from another addict who was struggling to save her life. We sat down to breakfast, and I listened as she told me "her story". I heard so many things in her story that were just like my own. For that brief moment. I didn't feel so alone. I didn't feel unlovable. And I felt like I had someone I shared a common bond with. We were both desperate to save our own lives. For the 9 days I stayed in that detox facility, I received hugs from residents every single day. I heard multiple stories from 15 other struggling addicts, who were desperate to live again. I felt a sense of unity amongst us. And, I felt a little more hopeful every single day. Upon leaving the detox facility, I came home and began attending a 7am AA meeting here in San Diego, every single morning. I received hugs, and heard more stories similar to my own. So, when people ask me why I go to AA meetings every single day at the butt crack of dawn. I respond, "I start my mornings with genuine hugs. And I get to hear stories of hope" When you guys send me comments & messages telling me your stories, I feel hope. So, if you’re feeling hopeless & unloveable..I understand. Just know, we trudge this road to healing together. #DaddyIsBack #soberliving #onedayatatime #gaydaddy #gaystagram #instagay #nickcapra #soberissexy

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motherheart. Sober insights: PETE WHITE ✨
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Introducing @pete.on.repeat who, in his

Sober insights: PETE WHITE ✨ • Introducing @pete.on.repeat who, in his Insta bio, describes himself as: ‘A Dad delicately unearthing a life of PURPOSE in the ruins of ALCOHOLISM and DIVORCE’. Pete is a *brilliant* writer; I absolutely adore his captions. His words tend to be deep and introspective and often laugh out loud funny, too. Also... can we take a moment to appreciate the physical transformation of this man? I’m yet to meet Pete in person (it requires one of us to take a trip across the Atlantic...) but I know that when that day comes, we are going to have a total blast. ✨ • Pete, what has surprised and delighted you most about living a substance-free life? ✨ • “The idea of pursuing sobriety as a lifestyle choice, always conjured visions of myself, completely devoid of joy, begrudgingly marching along, on the outskirts of life. To my surprise, sobriety gave me the clarity of vision to help me understand that my drinking had become the primary solution to my primary issue: my drinking. I'd become completely incapable of managing my life without mind-numbing escapism. When I finally became relentless in my commitment to sobriety, I noticed almost immediately how much better equipped I felt in tackling my life issues: my divorce, my out of shape body, my addictions to food and cigarettes, my mental health. Without the aid of substances, I had to face to uncomfortable truths of my reality. As I tackled them, one by one, my confidence grew. Above all, the greatest surprise I experienced, as a result of sobriety, was my ability to accomplish difficult tasks without the necessity to escape. At last, I'm living a real life, in real life... and there's nothing sweeter.” ✨ • • 📷 @pete.on.repeat ✨ • • • • • • • • • #soberingup #dryjan #sobriety #dryjanuary #dryjanuary2019 #soberman #highsobriety #recovery #transformation #wellbeingwarrior #mentalwellbeing #soberaf #balancedmind #itsaninsidejob #alcoholism #sober #soberlife #soberliving #alcoholfree #qotd #substancefree #soberboy #sobersquad #addiction #divorce #mentalhealth #sobercurious #soberinsights #soberinspiration #sobrietychallenge

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soberstory. Before & After. Bye bye bleary eyes, vapid expression, hangovers from

Before & After. Bye bye bleary eyes, vapid expression, hangovers from hell and constant battle with anxiety.

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pathfinders_recovery. “Don’t pick up a drink or drug, one day at a time. It sounds so simple

“Don’t pick up a drink or drug, one day at a time. It sounds so simple. It actually is simple but it isn’t easy: it requires incredible support and fastidious structuring.” Follow @pathfinders_recovery for more! . . . 📷 @trewrussellbrand

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laurenhuyser. January 12, 2018 | 2019 - One year and -112 lbs later. 🎉 It’s amazing

January 12, 2018 | 2019 - One year and -112 lbs later. 🎉 It’s amazing what patience, perseverance, consistency and love can do. . . . Last birthday I was single after several failed relationships, a mental and emotional mess, high most of the time, morbidly obese from a terrible relationship with food, feeling worthless, depleted of love, extremely lost, without God, and broken. . . . This birthday I’m happily married to the most wonderful, genuine, loving and supportive husband. I’m sober, organized, healthier from exercise and clean eating, closer to God than I’ve ever been, focused, positive, full of love, patience and gratefulness. . . . In life you can drag yourself, fighting through everything, or you can catapult yourself ahead. It’s up to you. It’s all about your choices and following through. What do you choose? I chose life. I chose health. I chose love. I chose faith. I am catapulting into 2019 with hope and motivation. I may be a year away from 30 - but I’m just getting started! 💖☺️ . . . Ready to choose a healthier life? ✨Use code ‘Lauren10’ to get 10% off all meal plans, tracking journals and cookbooks! Link in bio. ✨ . . **I do not own the rights to any of the music in this video.**

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brad_mcleod. At the height of my addiction my reality was not something I had to lo

At the height of my addiction my reality was not something I had to look forward to on a daily basis. I struggled with the basics in life. When I look back on the surface I felt that is what I was trying to avoid but the deeper I looked it appeared to be something else. I really disliked the person I was. As my addiction progressed this became worse and worse and the voice inside my head never seemed to stop the negativity. The pills and heroin seemed to be the only thing at the time that would silence the self doubt, depression and constant disappointment. I was so miserable. After some years and some natural consequences my life got the point I really never imagined. I was living on on my brothers couch with a suitcase of belongings. Yet I seemed to continue living that life. To keep a rather long story short my life began the change (slowly) when I understand that whatever I really struggled with catch up with me and the drugs where just buying me time. No matter how far I ran or how high I got I could not escape myself. It has been a long road but the best thing I ever did was pick up the phone and ask for help. I will never forget that call. For me that call symbolized taking a stand. Can anyone relate to this? What was your experience?

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milestonedetox. It’s a beautiful day in Southern California - perfect for meeting with

It’s a beautiful day in Southern California - perfect for meeting with Evan from West Coast Recovery! We’re thankful for the beach, the sun, and our likeminded partners! • • • • • #sober #sobriety #recovery #milestoneaddictioncenters #soberlife #beautiful #love #soberissexy #soberliving #onedayatatime #addictionrecovery #aa #soberaf #mentalhealth #hope #selflove #instagood #addict #inspiration #happy #follow #instadaily #alcoholicsanonymous #steps #staystrong #rehab #stayinthelove #loveyourself #inspiration #gratitude

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Alcohol free for 217. I don’t miss it. I don’t miss the shame. The hangovers. The embarrassment. The regret. That doesn’t mean I don’t still feel tempted to drink. Alcohol was a huge part of my life since I was about 17...it facilitated most of my platonic and sexual interactions. It was included in almost every event no matter how big or small. My relationship with alcohol was not good. I couldn’t ever just have one drink. It effected my life in such a negative way. Decided to live a sober life didn’t happen over night. It’s something I tried at and failed, talked myself out of and thought about over and over again. I remember reading Dreamseller by @brandon__novak for the second time after a particularly bad binge drinking session and that’s what really sealed the deal for me. I’ve followed Brandon for years and seeing him overcome his addiction inspired me. Of course, I wasn’t addicted to alcohol...but that doesn’t mean I didn’t have a huge problem with it. Dependance isn’t the only determining factor when it comes to a problem with drugs/alcohol. Sobriety has changed me. It’s changed my perspective on the world. It’s the greatest thing I’ve ever decided to do. I also want to thank @africabrooke for being one of the most supportive people to me through my journey. A true angel and the best sober sister anyone could ask for 💛💚💛💚 . . #sober #soberliving #soberlife #sobriety #alcoholfree #217days #proud #cleanandsober #soberandhappy

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While my wife and youngest are in Mississauga, ON for a Cheer Competition I’m back home in Rochester attending the #rit College of Art and Design #starthere student are show where her #myhouse pendant is the winner of the Metal and Jewelry award. #fatherspride Editors Note she’s in 11th not 12th. #addiction #functionalalcoholic #sober #inspiration #inspired #selfcare #soberaf #soberdad #soberhusband #soberhubs #recovery #sobriety #alcoholic #alcoholics #redefiningmyself #soberliving #familyfirst #soberlife #sobriety #sobernation #cleanandsober #recoveringaddict #recoveringalcoholic #odaat #partysober #addict

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milestoneaddictioncenter. It’s a beautiful day in Southern California - perfect for meeting with

It’s a beautiful day in Southern California - perfect for meeting with Evan from West Coast Recovery! We’re thankful for the beach, the sun, and our likeminded partners! • • • • • #sober #sobriety #recovery #milestoneaddictioncenters #soberlife #beautiful #love #soberissexy #soberliving #onedayatatime #addictionrecovery #aa #soberaf #mentalhealth #hope #selflove #instagood #addict #inspiration #happy #follow #instadaily #alcoholicsanonymous #steps #staystrong #rehab #stayinthelove #loveyourself #inspiration #gratitude

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loveyourselfsober. Sober Friday nights are my absolute fav ✨
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I’m feeling pretty chilled

Sober Friday nights are my absolute fav ✨ . I’m feeling pretty chilled tonight. Just tucked myself up in bed with a sleep blend essential oil in the diffuser, moon lamp glowing and some absolute pearls of wisdom from Dr Wayne 🙏🧠✨ . Tomorrow I will have no hangover, no memory loss, no guilt or shame or FEAR! Just gratitude for a new day sober and the opportunity to experience new things and make new memories 💕 . The sober life really is the best life 🙏 . Have a great weekend everyone! Xxx . #soberaf #sober #soberlife #soberliving #freedom #happy #wearetheluckiest

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“I wholeheartedly believe that the world desperately needs more people living their dreams and less people simply existing, less people patiently persisting and insisting that good enough is enough for them, and that “fine” is somehow an acceptable line in the sand to draw and stand on and not stand up for things we truly want and the people we know deep down long to become” @longdistancelovebombs • when i read this quote i instantly thought of all the people that have inspired me to get out of my comfort zone, the ones who encourage me to live my best life, honour what my soul craves and simply be my truest self. it took me back to a day with 3 amazing humans that manage to have productive lives and successful careers but also push their boundaries and live out their dreams. it’s possible to work hard and still live a life of adventure. i’m a firm believer that if we all spent a little more time lost outside in the beauty of the oceans, lakes, mountains, trees, dirt, grass and flowers - we would care a lot less about the nonsense that eagerly tries to fill our minds. spend some time out doors this weekend, find a little bit of magic in this world 🏔🌞👯‍♀️👯‍♂️💛✨

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electric_in_recovery. Ginger juice, lemon juice with sparking soda. Spicy, energizing and hi

Ginger juice, lemon juice with sparking soda. Spicy, energizing and hitting the spot Mocktail. Been a stressful few days. ⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️ Filled with anxiety, lack of motivation and learning to be present. Finally taking time to get my house organized and work on what I have in my control. My husband and I live in a charming little cabin filled with no space for all of our stuff. Time for out with the old and clean some space in our house. Ok, less instagram more organization haul... #Mocktail #stress #gingerjuice #lemonjuice #honesty #soberliving #tidyingup #soberaf #onedayatatime #oneprojectatatime

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eattrainrecover. It’s amazing how clearing the clutter from your life, whatever is not

It’s amazing how clearing the clutter from your life, whatever is not serving you or adding joy, will bring you a sense of peace, happiness, and fulfillment. What’s also amazing is knowing that we need so little-just enough-and it isn’t things or food or alcohol or drugs that will fill our soul or bring us joy, but love! And you get so much more from giving love away than even from receiving it. So let’s all go out and start giving away the things that don’t serve us and giving away our love-to yourself and to others-and see how we begin to feel! #soberliving #cleartheclutter #minimalist #giving #givingisbetterthanreceiving #givelove #love #loveyourself #sobriety #cleartheway #recovery #addictionrecovery #addictionrecoverycoach #soberlife #onedayatatime

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soberdiscussions. 18 days sober today !! So far this year, i was ill at Christmas and im

18 days sober today !! So far this year, i was ill at Christmas and im now on my 2nd cold virus. Cant wait to get rid of this cold so i can kick start my year with my new sober energy. #sobermovement #sober #soberlife #sobriety #soberliving #soberAF #recovery #rehab #drugfree #ODAAT #soberissexy #partysober #cleanandsober #motivation #inspiration #inspire #transformation #hope #fit #alcoholism #happy #wedorecover #addiction #quotes #awareness #celebraterecovery #celebratesobriety #endthestigma #life #positivevibes

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steadydrinker. First post in a while. This one isn't your typical lager - toffee, tro

First post in a while. This one isn't your typical lager - toffee, tropical fruit and a little root beeriness sit nicely with a classic maltiness. ... ... #alcoholfree #nonalcoholic #lager #craftlager #nabeer #afbeer #hangoverfree #lowalcohol #soberliving #soberlife #aflager #nalager #pils #pilsner #pilsener

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vibesvertical. People think I do this on purpose. My family and friends think I do it

People think I do this on purpose. My family and friends think I do it for fun. I'm not saying they didn't try to help me. I just think they don't know how. I don't need the tough love. I need somebody to listen. To understand this is my only way out. At least the only way I can see. . I know what I'm doing is not good for me. It's wrong too. I missed two weddings this year. Actually, I didn't get an invite. It made me think. I really want to change things around. I just can't do it by myself. Every day I hope someone will listen and understand. I'm so alone. #storytelling #storyteller #shortstories #writingcommunity #writersofig #writersofinstagram #addiction #alcoholaddiction #alcoholawareness #drugaddiction #drugawareness #recovery #addictionrecovery #sobriety #soberlife #soberliving #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalwellness #mentalwellbeing #listen #soberlifestyle #recoveringaddict #youcan #alcoholicsanonymous #alcoholic #alcoholism #drugaddict #drugaddicts #inrecovery

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When he surprises you with a lovely dinner out ❤ We are so lucky. Growing together.

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janeyleegrace. Thrilled to have @clare_pooley as my guest on the podcast author of Th

Thrilled to have @clare_pooley as my guest on the podcast author of The sober diaries listen for free on iTunes & as it’s brand new please subscribe & comment Clare’s book inspired me! we’re talking self-care and the happiness that comes from quitting the drink ( even though it may not feel that way at the beginning!) https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/janey-lee-grace-alcohol-free-life/id1448715889?mt=2

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trials_to_triathlon. From trials to triathlon. I lived a life of lies and hiding, but I now

From trials to triathlon. I lived a life of lies and hiding, but I now walk this path of recovery with great pride. My goal in this life is to bring hope and help others find strength to rise out of their past cause I know that anyone can do it! I was molested at a Young age, bringing great trauma, fear and identity issues into adulthood. I found a solution in drugs and alcohol. First it was ecstasy, coke and lsd and later I moved into intravenous opioids. For 15 + years I struggled with substances, overwhelming anxiety and depression. Finally, the drugs stopped working for release and I found myself in jail on a head full of acid one day and by the end of next week I was in the hospital following a suicide attempt. A month later I joined a gym and decided I would take up triathlon as a hobby. I did not know that the lessons I would start learning in training would help me strengthen my recovery as well as my body. I now have a body free of all substances, including the medications the doctors claimed I would need the rest of my life. I don’t even use my asthma inhaler... but that’s another story. For more in depth reading head over to my blog: www.trialstotriathlon.com #sobriety #soberlife #soberliving #healthylifestyle #stayfocused #integrity #ironmantraining #triathlon #triathlontraining #beforeandafter #recovery #sobrietyrocks #3athlonlife #tri_community #nevergiveup #keepongoing #tri4sobriety #thankgod

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miraclesarebrewing. Wishing isn’t the same as working. 💛
#repost @b.ethanygrace

Wishing isn’t the same as working. 💛 #repost @b.ethanygrace

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befreshments. When you still want that complex, bittersweet taste... My Darling Clem

When you still want that complex, bittersweet taste... My Darling Clementine 🍊 3/4 oz clementine juice (1 fruit) 3/4 oz ginger-gentian syrup* 2 oz club soda Serve over ice with an orange slice ————————————————— Ginger-gentian syrup 1/4 cup dried ginger root 2 Tbsp gentian root 2 cups water Combine in saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce to simmer 15 minutes. Strain, using a wooden spoon to get all extra liquid out. Add 3/4 cup sugar. Store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks. . . . . . #zeroproofcocktails #zeroabv #mocktails #dryjanuary #sober #soberliving #noabv #eatclean #drinkclean #healthy #healthyrecipes #fitness #fitlife

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emilyjwalk. I believe I can fly 🦋
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I believe I can fly 🦋 _____________________________________________ Or maybe just jump sorta high so my half-pony makes me look like a helicopter. 🚁 Either way, this screen grab from one of my recent workouts made me giggle and I wanted to share. 🤪 _____________________________________________ We are almost done with Week One of @transform_20 , and I'm hooked. @shaunt T is incredibly motivational and successfully packs each twenty minute workout with fat-burning cardio and strength building moves. It is SO hard, but SO rewarding.💪🏻 _____________________________________________ We have a FREE group starting Monday, and have the sample workout from this program on the workout calender for the week. This is a perfect chance to get a taste of what Transform 20 and the rest of the BeachBody programs can do for you. _____________________________________________ Message me or drop a comment below to get added to our free group, and start the journey to a happier, healthier, stronger you. ✨

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sobasista. Sobriety is waking up like this! Bed hair, no make-up and still pretty

Sobriety is waking up like this! Bed hair, no make-up and still pretty darn happy with myself! The first thing I did was hug my kids, open the blinds and make the beds. No flopping about from lounge to bed wondering why my 3 young children need my constant assistance... Day 16 #af #sobermovement #soberlife #soberissexy #soberliving #soberevolution

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