No classic “rock bottom” experience brought me to Moderation Management in June of 2020. A heavy daily drinker for two decades or more, I overdid it during the pandemic. […]
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Happy moderation #tooltuesday !!! Today, we’ve gathered all the tools we’ve posted thus far and put them in one handy dandy toolbox for ya! 1. The Buddy Up Tool: […]
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Demi Lovato sparked a firestorm of controversy recently when she revealed in her documentary, Dancing with the Devil, that she is choosing moderation as her recovery strategy. In the documentary, […]
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Podcast of Interview with Mary Reid, MM Executive Director A couple of weeks ago, I sat down with Molly Watts at Breaking the Bottle Legacy to discuss how it was […]
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While Molly Watts from Breaking The Bottle Legacy had been actively working to reduce her daily drinking, it wasn’t until 2020 that she began adding alcohol free (AF) days to […]
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Who is Beej Christie Karpen? Beej Christie Karpen, a Certified Coach, Mindfulness Instructor, and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, is best known for her healing work with trauma, anxiety, […]
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Before I found Moderation Management all I knew about getting help for my problem drinking was abstinence only programs, and that scared the bjeezus out of me. If I tried one of those and failed (i.e. had one drink), then there was no hope for me.
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My quest for new and better coping mechanisms to replace my drinking has led me to taking up regular exercise. It’s known to be mood-altering, so much so, that it’s one of the few proven treatments for anxiety and depression. I can’t help but see some similarity in my workouts and my moderation.