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Marilyn Spiller Marilyn Spiller

Author, Marilyn Spiller is a writer, speaker, sober coach and recovery advocate with a 20-year history of international hobnobbing and outrageous over-drinking. Five years sober, she writes a popular blog called Waking Up the Ghost, and acts as the Executive Director of Marketing for Sanford House at John Street, Sanford House at Cherry Street, and the Sanford House Outpatient Center.
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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 ...

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