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Marilyn Spiller Marilyn Spiller

Marilyn Spiller is a sobriety blogger, and the Director of Marketing for Sanford House Recovery for Women in Grand Rapids, MI. She writes a sobriety blog called Waking Up the Ghost, a humorous and honest look at her wobbly journey toward recovery. She can be reached on Facebook at Waking Up the Ghost; on Twitter @MarilynSpiller and at www.wakinguptheghost.com.
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Choosing Your Friends Wisely in Recovery

My best friend and I quit drinking at the same time. She quit because ...

I’ll Be Sober for The Holidays…

Sung to the tune of “I’ll be Home for Christmas” with the same level ...

The Art of Alcoholism

My friend Tall Girl and I were having an email conversation. She had just ...

Regrets of the Alcoholic (Don’t Go There)

Regrets of the Alcoholic (Don’t Go There)

In what is probably my least favorite Frank Sinatra song, old blue eyes croons, ...

Snarky and Sober? Letting Go of Resentment and Anger in Recovery

Here’s the good news: I am kinder and gentler after two-plus years of recovery. ...

Acing the Sober Holiday Endurance Test!

I was stressing about Christmas to my friend David, and he interrupted me to ...

Holiday Sober Gift Giving

When I was in college, I had a boyfriend whose family owned an enormous ...

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