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Kelly Fitzgerald

Kelly Fitzgerald is a person in long-term recovery and a writer based in Southwest Florida. Her most recent gig was working as a full-time content manager for a group of addiction treatment centers. Kelly is one of the leading advocates in the online recovery space. She is best known for her personal award-winning blog The Adventures of a Sober Señorita and her viral article 7 Things I Learned During My Year Without Alcohol. That article has been republished countless times and translated into Spanish, Korean, German, Portuguese, and French. Her work has been published across the web including sites like The Huffington Post, Thought Catalog, Ravishly, SheKnows, Elite Daily, The Fix, Brit+Co, Addiction Unscripted, Sober Nation, and AfterParty Magazine. In 2016, she was the recipient of the Heroes in Recovery award for courageously paving the way for others to find healing and recovery. Kelly is the co-creator of The Bloom Club, a subscription based recovery club offering virtual coaching through online classes and private community. She has appeared as a guest on HuffPost live as well as several podcasts including Rewire, Sober Life Radio, Sober Living Rocks, The Shair Podcast, Klen and Sobr, Needy Helper, That Sober Guy, The Abortion Diary, and Coming Clean Radio. She is the co-host of her own podcast Regroup, a conversation about all the ups and downs in life that we must regroup from. Kelly is currently taking courses to obtain her CPRC (certified professional recovery coach) certification.

Posts by Kelly Fitzgerald

5 Ways To Deal With Anxiety When You’re Sober

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Many people who suffer from social anxiety use drinking as a coping mechanism. This may ultimately result in alcohol addiction, and possibly worsen anxiety.

5 Myths about Recovery, Debunked

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There are a ton of stereotypes and stigma that surround addiction and recovery that need to be dispelled. Here are 5 recovery myths debunked.

Why Alcohol Is the Deadliest Drug

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There is a tendency to believe alcohol is ok, not dangerous, and an acceptable form of relaxation, but alcohol is actually the deadliest drug of all.

5 Things to Remember About Sobriety During Holidays

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The holidays can bring up a lot for those in recovery. Here are 5 strategies to help you maintain sobriety during the holidays.

5 Ways to Know if You Have a Drinking Problem

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If you’re reading this, you might be wondering, how do you know if you have a drinking problem? How do you know if it’s time to stop drinking?

5 Ways Sobriety Translates into Our Everyday Life

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Getting sober isn’t just about abstinence from alcohol and drugs. It’s so much more than that. Sobriety translates into our everyday lives.

5 Ways Sobriety Improved My Personal Relationships

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Getting sober has countless benefits. We are clear headed and we begin to take a look at negative behavioral patterns in our personal relationships.

5 Alcoholism Red Flags I Ignored

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When you’re struggling with alcoholism, denial can be a powerful thing. In my experience, I exhibited many alcoholism red flags that I chose to ignore.

3 Ways to Tell Your Date You’re Sober

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Many who are in recovery find that dating sober is very hard in the current dating scene. Here are 3 ways you can let a love interest know.