Arlina Allen is a writer, the host of international podcast “The ODAAT Chat Podcast,” and founder of Sober Life School. Sober since since 1994, Arlina has been married for 21 years and is the mother of two teenage boys. Today, Arlina joins us live in the SHAIR Recovery Community for an exclusive Q&A with our members!

Arlina used drugs and alcohol to self-medicate her emotional pain. She lived in a fantasy world and believed that if she could just find the right man, her problems would be over. Arlina spent so much time and energy disconnecting that she couldn’t see a life beyond her pain.

Listen as Arlina answers questions about what she’s discovered about herself during 25 years in recovery!

Arlina Allen

Arlina was a binge drinker who used to believe finding puke on her shoes in the morning meant she had a great time. Alcohol brought out her alter-egos. She never knew which one of them was going to show up at the party, and she didn’t remember what they did either.

Arlina always thought her life would straighten out if she found the right man, but Prince Charming never came to save her. Nothing changed until she removed alcohol from her life.

Listen to her first episode, SHAIR 186: Sober Life School.


“The intention of this podcast is to share stories of recovery from people who have stood at the abyss of addiction, and my some miracle, made it back to live free and reach for their dreams.

I myself have been clean and sober since April 23, 1994, I have been married over 20 years and have two teenage boys and a wealth of friends.

Addiction is but a symptom of a deeper problem. The goal is to heal the root causes so that you can be the person you always wanted to be and live the life of your dreams.

Together, let’s end the shame and stigma of addiction so that anyone who is struggling can heal the past and grow from their experiences…One Day At A Time #ODAAT”

Arlina Allen’s Links

SHAIR 186: Sober Life School with Arlina Allen

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