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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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

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Going Through a Breakup Sober

By Toshia Humphries

For those of us in recovery, grief and loss are often triggers for relapse. Continue Reading

Woman cherishes herself during early recovery

Once you truly love you and make that lifetime commitment to yourself and your recovery, you will be in it ready to face the go... Continue Reading

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Regardless of the reasoning friends and family members have for not wanting you to seek treatment for addiction, the choice is ... Continue Reading

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A Note to the Special Occasion Drinker

By Toshia Humphries

The lure of an alcohol-laden celebration pops up for most in recovery, especially around a holiday. Continue Reading

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4 Ways to Fail at Quitting Drinking

By Toshia Humphries

Here are 4 things people do to bypass recovery and ultimately dig themselves further down alcoholism. Continue Reading

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Here’s one thing you should try spending your money on instead of addiction. Continue Reading

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There are many things about alcoholism and addiction that non-addicts just don’t understand. Continue Reading

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5 Normal Feelings You'll Have in Early Sobriety

By Toshia Humphries

These uncomfortable experiences and feelings are totally normal in early sobriety. Continue Reading

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In active addiction, the inner child is neglected, abused and/or exploited. In other words, in active addiction you become your... Continue Reading