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I remember being pissed off that I couldn't drink or use anymore when my friends continued to use cocaine and drink alcohol. An overdose forced me to do the unthinkable-put down liquor and cocaine for good- and find new and creative ways to get high and happy.

For fun in my first few years of recovery, I traded in one addiction for another. I turned to a sexy guy in the rooms of recovery to produce a high in me equivalent to the one I got each time I waited for my drug dealer to show up.  Ah! The anticipation of the first kiss! Ah! The first time we had rocket-to-the-moon sex. Ah! Never mind the guy was totally unavailable emotionally and had no ambition beyond being a guru in the rooms of recovery. I was madly in love because I had to work extremely hard for his affection and when I finally got it, it got me high.

When I finally realized I didnt want to continue getting high on people, places and things that eventually returned me to my emptiness, I looked for new ways to get off in sobriety. I began to develop friendships with women who could make me belly laugh from their stories. I joined artist groups and developed an idea for a website. I made plans with my husband to go to Europe, San Francisco, Las Vegas and New York. We took our son to Disney World and experienced the magical park from the eyes of a toddler.Increase And, I connected with a passion far greater than any fire when I finally wrote my memoir and fulfilled a life goal.

I no longer drink like a fish, get bombed like a tanker and make a fool of myself for free. I happily exchange the meaningless drinks, drugs, food and relationships of the past for a peaceful interior, an incredible circle of friends, a loving home, a healthy child and miraculous lifestyle. As my sponsor always promised, life in sobriety gets better and better and she was absolutely right.



P.S. Write a blog of your own and list the top ten things you do for fun in your sobriety.

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Cate Stevens. Founder of, has over fifteen years of recovery from food, drug, alcohol, cigarette and unhealthy relationship addiction. Cate’s approach to recovery is based on the 12 steps, as well the practice of spiritual principles, exercise, good nutrition, and meditation. Cate’s personal, ongoing recovery process has benefited tremendously from the free sponsorship of other women.

Cate has successfully coached hundreds of women to develop specific, daily action plans to support their personal and professional goals. Cate majored in journalism and communications and is the author of "Addictionland: Key Lessons from My Rollercoaster Ride to Freedom from Food, Drug, Alcohol, Cigarette and Unhealthy Relationship Addiction", a series of powerful vignettes.

As a motivational speaker, educator and coach, Cate is highly effective and inspirational. Cate leverages her experience from premier sales, management and leadership training programs to teach her clients how to be sober, productive and fulfilled.

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