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Sober No Matter What We checked in with these three clean and sober individuals with different lengths of recovery time to see how they continue to maintain their sobriety as the pandemic continues to shut down in-person recovery meetings and fellowship. A MIRACLE Some people might think that it’s made things more difficult. Not for…

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THE NEW NORMAL  We asked these clean and sober individuals with various lengths of sobriety time, what their new normal is like in recovery during the coronavirus pandemic. Stay Connected “I’ve been trying to get sober for 15 years. I recently got one year. It’s the longest I’ve been sober. When the pandemic hit, I…

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COUPLES SOBRIETY With Valentines Day in mind, we asked these two husbands with long term sobriety, how they make their relationship work while working a program of recovery. BY PAULO MURILLO KNOWING YOUR BOUNDARIES “For me, the tools of recovery make me the best version of myself. If I’m a person of integrity and I’m…

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SOBER FOR THE HOLIDAYS We asked these clean and sober individuals with various lengths of recovery time, how they plan to maintain their sobriety during the upcoming holidays BY PAULO MURILLO THE REALITY “I was born and raised here, so my holidays will all be spent local. We have lots of annual traditions. The way…

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Attitude Of Gratitude Three individuals with various lengths of sobriety on why gratitude is important in their recovery. BY PAULO MURILLO THE CURE “Addiction is a disease of forgetfulness. If I forget that I had nothing and I was living on the street, then I forget to be grateful for having a home and a…

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Van Ness Recovery House We asked three individuals what their experience was like getting sober at the Van Ness Recovery House, the oldest drug and alcohol treatment center in the country, serving the LGBTQ community for over 46 years. BY PAULO MURILLO ROLLER COASTER “The Van Ness House was like a roller coaster ride. I…

Pride Institute

Recovery doesn’t just mean living substance-free, it means living more integrated and expressive lives. BY VICTOR MELAMED Founded in 1986, Pride Institute is the nation’s first and leading provider of residential and outpatient treatment programs devoted to treating addiction and the mental health needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. At Pride Institute,…

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Overcoming Triggers  With summer fast approaching, we asked these clean and sober folks with various lengths of recovery time how they deal with triggers ortemptations during the warm weather party season. SUPPORT GROUP “The summer was always a little triggering for me. The smell of chemicals trigger me (laughs). Anything that smells like a chemical,…