Tag Archives: drinking

“Somehow, by the grace of God, I found my way to Fairbanks.”

INDIANA BUSINESS OWNER GIVES BACK TO FAIRBANKS FOR BEING THERE AT HIS TIME OF NEED. There are many reasons for supporting the mission of Fairbanks. For some, it’s just one of many worthwhile charitable causes. But for others, such as one Indiana business owner, it’s a heartfelt way of giving back, a repayment for the gift of sobriety af...

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35 years sober. And grateful for every minute.

SPECIAL NOTE: In 2020, Fairbanks will mark our 75th year of helping individuals live in recovery. It’s fitting then, that the first blog post of the year celebrates 35 years of sobriety from one of our amazing alumni, Jerry Conner.  35 YEARS LATER, JERRY CONNER CONTINUES TO CELEBRATE THOSE WHO LED HIM TO FAIRBANKS. Police work is dangerous a...

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To drink or not to drink around sober people

Addiction is a three-fold illness: “Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s.” Or at least so goes the common jest among some recovering persons this time of year. This witticism, however, reflects a more serious challenge that is faced by many recovering people as the holiday season festivities heat up and drinking takes a central and increa...

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How to take a break from alcohol so you’ll actually stick with it

It’s been a while since I quit drinking (a choice I made mostly because alcohol plus a panic disorder and clinical depression either don’t mix at all, or mix all too well), but I still feel awkward sometimes at bars, and experience the occasional craving after a crummy day. Generally, I feel more secure and happier without alcohol – lar...

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Three common misconceptions about drinking

In 2016, alcohol was associated with 88,000 deaths in the United States and 2.8 million deaths in the world. Unlike other harmful substances like heroin or cocaine, it’s one hundred percent legal. In fact, alcohol has been historically used for medicinal purposes for almost as long as we know of its use. If our government condones alcoho...

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