Finding Courage in Sobriety

Many of us develop routines in our recovery that keep us feeling safe and protected from anything that could potentially put our sobriety at risk. While these habits are wonderful for us, we can’t allow our lives to be controlled by such strict adherence to routine. There is an entire beautiful world out there, and…

The Three Types of Drinkers: Moderate, Hard, and Alcoholic

When looking at different types of drinkers, we find three main categories: Moderate drinkers, hard drinkers, and those who drink alcoholically. These categories can be difficult to determine, as most people who suffer from the disease of alcoholism prefer to deceive themselves into believing that they are simple “hard drinkers.” If we are to determine…

Coping with Fear in Sobriety

Fear was one of the biggest factors in our descent into addiction. We were afraid of people, relationships, and facing life without the comfort of drugs or alcohol. When we make the decision to get sober, we are also making a decision to finally face all the things that used to fill us with fear.…

The Joys of Self-Discovery in Sobriety

In a state of active addiction, we lost touch with who we were at the core of our being. We began identifying ourselves with the drugs we were using and put up walls to block our true nature off from the rest of the world. When we get sober, however, we begin to realize that…

Why Can’t I Get Sober on My Own?

Many men and women suffering from the disease of addiction have attempted to stop countless times. They go through unimaginable pain while attempting to detoxify their bodies, only to pick up another drink or drug shortly after. This is because there are certain aspects of the disease of addiction that make it nearly impossible to…

The Three Components of Alcoholism: Mind, Body, and Spirit

Alcoholism is a threefold disease of the mind, body, and spirit. There are three main factors within the disease: the spiritual malady, a physical allergy, and a mental obsession. These three factors are the reason why it is impossible for someone suffering from the disease of alcoholism to simply stop using as a result of…

Is Alcoholics Anonymous a Selfish Program?

Occasionally, people in the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous will say that they work a selfish program or that A.A. itself is a selfish program. They may be seeing that A.A. has a focus on self-development and creating a personal relationship with one’s higher power, and from that alone, make the assumption that selfishness is part…

Money Management is Important in Sobriety: Try These Tips for Starters

In recovery, there is a lot of talk about emotions, spirituality, and self-awareness. One thing you may not think about is money management. If you are wondering why anybody is thinking about money when in recovery from addiction, the truth is it is far more important than people realize. Having the right resources can make…

Want a Sober Outlet? Give Open Mic a Try

Open mic is maybe a space you would not otherwise think about when it comes to sober fun. The thing about open mic is that it often happens in bars and pubs (places where sober people generally avoid). Sometimes it can pop up in coffee houses, bookstores and other places which are perfect for you…

How Can I Take Vacation and Stay Sober?

Recovery changes everything. Your life is not the same as it was before, your friends, and even your job may be different now. Without alcohol, drugs, or addiction in the spotlight you are on the way to be healthy, happy, and sober. Life does not stop because you are sober. You may want to jump…