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Recovery Bars ~ Recovery Cafe

Recovering addicts or people new to sobriety often run into a struggle when trying to socialize with friends.

A typical night out at a bar can be a trigger and challenge to sobriety. Holidays are hard and this might help?

“Sober bars” are now popping up all across the nation, including Central Texas.

But what’s being served at the Cherokee Recovery Village in Bastrop, Texas isn’t alcohol, but a sense of belonging.

“This is exposing yourself to triggers intentionally to weaken those triggers,” said Paul French Owner of the Cherokee Recovery Village.”

The owner says “you can come in and you can drink. We only have healthy beverages.”

He says the ‘sober bar’ helps to support those on a 12-step recovery program, “People need connection once they start a recovery program.”

In Seattle and Everett there are daytime venues calledRecovery Cafe

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Laurie is a rare Seattle-born Native. She has raised her children, but as a working mom knows how important it is to look and feel your best. She currently volunteers with Queen It’s a New Day, a non-profit organization in Everett, giving women a hand up to feel great inside and out. As a published author and life coach, Laurie is WARM’s Afternoon Traffic host with the philosophy of…” traffic is a lot like life, sometimes you have a speed –limit drive and sometimes you hit a slow-down or detour, but with the right guidance and information, we can all get through it together”.