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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6 Erroneous Thoughts of an Alcoholic

By Toshia Humphries

Some use alcohol to cope with daily life, but it's faulty thinking to believe that alcohol helps in any way. Continue Reading

Having a recovery community increases chances of success of staying sober during your Christmas celebration

Recovery is a full-time commitment, and the Christmas season is no exception. In fact, this is typically when working on your s... Continue Reading

A recovery checklist to ring in the new year

A Recovery Checklist to Ring in the New Year

By Toshia Humphries

As the year comes to a close, make it a priority to assess your recovery, patch up any holes in your plan, and strengthen yours... Continue Reading

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One writer shares the ups and downs she experienced loving someone who is drowning in their alcohol problem. Continue Reading

Just as rock bottom becomes a catalyst for recovery, the dark night of the soul is part of our personal evolution and is nothin... Continue Reading

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We can hope for the best for our time with family during the holidays but prepare for the worst by having a tactful plan B in p... Continue Reading

A recovering addict copes with loneliness during the holiday season

Just knowing someone is there, whether you actually have to reach out or not, is often all the comfort you need. Continue Reading

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3 Survival Tips for Your First Sober Holiday

By Toshia Humphries

Spending a holiday without the one coping mechanism that you’ve counted on your whole life isn’t easy to think about. Continue Reading

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How to Practice Gratitude This Thanksgiving

By Toshia Humphries

Regardless of faith, historical facts or the presence of family, it's important to have an official day of gratitude, especiall... Continue Reading

Even though sobriety may seem to offer very little in the way of Halloween fun and festivities, there is actually no difference... Continue Reading