Posts by Ellen Elizabeth

Ellen Elizabeth is a recovery advocate who uses her skills as an author and sober mother of twins to coach people struggling with feelings of shame and inadequacy. These people feel powerless to quit drinking. Through radical honesty and recovery principles, Ellen inspires people to define who they want to be and transform their demons into dreams.

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Addiction Is Messy, But These Things Help Me Stay Clean

“Staying sober really was the most important thing in my life now and had given me direction when I thought I had none.” ~Bradley Cooper

I remember that exact feeling of shame that washed over me when I was filling Yeti water bottles with 100 proof vodka instead of water. Then I chugged it, all while knowing it was the worst idea. Yet, I couldn’t stop.

Addiction is messy.

My social outings were with the wealthiest in the town, always with plenty of other alcoholics in my midst. I surrounded myself with people who drank like me because why on …