Toshia Humphries

Sober Recovery Expert Author

Toshia Humphries is a writer, and artist in Lubbock, Texas. She has been writing for two decades and possesses two Master's Degrees from Texas Tech University, one a Master's of Education in Counseling and the other, a Master's of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with a tri-level focus in Women's Studies, Addictions, and Counseling. She earned her Bachelor's in Psychology with a double minor in English and Substance Abuse from the same school. Additionally, Toshia has received specialized training and experience in addictions, substance abuse, and prevention at the Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery at Texas Tech University. There she co-facilitated life skills and process groups for kids and college students and co-authored a curriculum for life skills programs for teens.   Toshia is the author of two books available on Amazon: Today is the Day to Sparkle: Daily Affirmations for Those Who Need to Find Their Shine (2016), and The Sky Was All Purple: A Collection of Love for Prince (2017). She is also the talk radio co-host of Girl Power Hour on Blog Talk Radio, and the creator of Threads Locks & Rock—a performance art show which utilizes personal experiences and stories to inspire each show and its performers, healing and empowering them and audience members alike. Much of her work is fueled by her own life experience and education.

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More and more people are experiencing a spiritual awakening. Here's why you should too. Continue Reading

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How to Stay Sober During the Grieving Process

By Toshia Humphries

The grieving process is already difficult for anyone. For those of us recovering from drug or alcohol abuse, a tragic loss can ... Continue Reading

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One writer compares her ACOA story to an endless horror movie and how she found the power to claim her right to a life of heali... Continue Reading

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Lay Counseling in Addiction Recovery

By Toshia Humphries

One author discusses how lay counselors helped her overcome temptations when she came home from an inpatient addiction-treatmen... Continue Reading

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5 Ways Addiction is a Sign of Spiritual Disconnect

By Toshia Humphries

We become spiritually disconnected during addiction, but some believe spiritual disconnection occurs first. Continue Reading

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7 Things You Gain by Not Drinking Alcohol Today

By Toshia Humphries

Here are 7 intrinsic things we gain (or keep) by not drinking today. Continue Reading

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7 Inevitable Emotions an Alcoholic Will Feel

By Toshia Humphries

If you feel any of these emotions as a result of your drinking, you are not alone. Continue Reading

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We want to love our struggling loved ones, but true unconditional love starts from within. Continue Reading

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The Best Way You Can Love an Alcoholic

By Toshia Humphries

Let them be who and where they are and love them anyway, from a physically and emotionally safe distance. Continue Reading

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4 Self-Sabotaging Emotional Effects of Alcohol

By Toshia Humphries

The odds of self-sabotaging events taking place increases with heavy alcohol consumption. Continue Reading