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My Personal Fav B*Free Options!
(use the links/codes and save that $$$!)

Giesen Sauv Blanc -  I love wine and haven't found many B*Free Options that I like. Until this one. This alcohol-removed wine offers delicate aromas of fresh lime, redcurrant, & lemon shortbread. Delicious citrus flavors followed by distinct blackcurrant & passionfruit notes define this premium Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Finishes crisp & dry with juicy brightness.

Aplos - A hemp-infused, plant-based, non-alcoholic spirit that calms and uplifts, without the negative effects of alcohol. Use code "OKTOSHARE" at checkout for 15% off!

Sunwink - A female-founded, plant-powered wellness company that makes Superfood Powders and Sparkling Herbal Tonics.  The Hibiscus Mint is MY GO-TO! 

Curious Elixirs - Curious Elixirs are booze-free craft cocktails, infused with adaptogens to help you unwind. The beverages are handmade with the best ingredients and no refined sugar. Created because they believe non-alcoholic drinks should be unusually delicious, these are well-crafted and good for bodies and souls.  Get 10% off through the link. 

GreenBar Distillery - Craft Canned B*Free Cocktails! The Lavender Bitters + Soda is fantastic.

Betera - Crafted by a Michelin-starred chef, this refreshingly bitter, non-alcoholic drink is one you can enjoy anytime, anywhere! Low on sugar but full of complexity, it is reminiscent of a premium cocktail. Should I mention they're 20 calories or less? YES! Use code SHAMEOVER15 for 15% off any regular-priced case!!!

H2O Sonoma Soft Seltzer - Ok this is not at all what it sounds like. Moscato normally gets a bad rep (as does seltzers if you are like me and don't enjoy malt) but this has been the most delightful surprise! Each can contains vitamin C and vitamin B12, further enhanced with antioxidants and electrolytes, potassium, and calcium.

Athletic Brewing - Game changer whether or not you like beer! I'm not a beer drinker but this IPA is absolutely lovely! Athletic Brewing Company is the first brewery and taproom fully devoted to the production of NA craft brews in the US. Highly recommend!

Fre has a line of plenty of B*Free options to choose from, but my personal FAV is the Sparkling Rose! Crisp, tart, a bit sour, and I love every sip!

You can also buy B*Free here:

Total Wine

https://www.proofnomore.com/ (Use Code: TRYPNM15)

Check out your local Whole Foods or Amazon, too!

Also, if you aren't already, never hesitate to request B*Free options from your local bars, restaurants, and liquor stores! They will bring them in if they know they will sell, so start creating the urgency and demand so you can be prepared by having all the choices!

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Binge Drinking

"Drinking too much can be harmful to your health. Most people who drink excessively are not alcoholics or alcohol dependent. Excessive alcohol use includes binge drinking, which is defined as five or more drinks on an occasion (within two or three hours) for men, and four or more drinks on an occasion (within two or three hours) for women. Other forms of excessive alcohol use include heavy drinking (15 or more drinks a week for men, eight or more drinks a week for women), and any drinking by pregnant people or people younger than 21 years. Excessive alcohol use can also increase the risk of long-term health issues such as liver disease, cancer, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and birth defects."

Learn more here

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Books that have Changed My Life

I was never a huge reader until I found audiobooks and now I'm hooked! I can "read" nearly anytime and anywhere! A few of my favs that I ABSOLUTELY recommend:

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Additional Resources

  • Contact your Insurance Provider: Your primary physician or therapist can make a referral for rehab and determine if in or outpatient would be recommended. You just need to make the call.

  • Find Recovery (Substance Abuse and AA Resource Finder - Choose by the day)

  • Recovery Village

  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357), (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. 

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