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Coping with Change in Sobriety

Major life changes, especially negative ones, can cause us to experience high levels of stress and anxiety. We may experience the loss of a job or relationship and consider seeking a sense of relief in drug or alcohol use. These are times when we must rely on our program of recovery and spiritual connection toRead More

Coping with Cravings in Early sobriety

Cravings for drugs and alcohol are an inevitability in the early stages of recovery. Drug use creates major alterations to brain functioning, and as a result, we feel that we need substances just to feel normal. We once relied on substances to provide a sense of relief from our lives, and in early sobriety weRead More

Setting Healthy Goals in Sobriety

In active addiction, few of us considered the future. We were so caught up in feeding our addictions that we were unable to make healthy and attainable goals for our lives. In sobriety, we are free from the constraints of addiction and are able, for the first time, to begin working toward our passions inRead More

Ending Each Day in Sobriety

Before we end our day, it is important that we take time for self-reflection. In sobriety, we take it “one day at a time,” ending each day with a constructive analysis of our behaviors, thoughts, and actions from the previous 24 hours. By doing so, we are able to reflect on any changes we needRead More

Should You Avoid Excess in Sobriety

Men and women suffering from the disease of addiction have a tendency to take all things to unhealthy extremes. There is a very real danger of individuals in recovery transferring their addictive tendencies to a behavior, such as gambling, sex, or exercise, or to other substances, such as caffeine, nicotine, or food. The disease ofRead More

5 Ways to Socialize Your Sobriety

Drinking is a social event for many people. It was for you, too, until well, it wasn’t. Once we’ve crossed the line into a substance abuse disorder, there is nothing social about what takes place when liquor crosses our lips. One of the most dangerous things for an alcoholic is to let thoughts of socialRead More

5 Simple Tips for Success in Sobriety

Tips and suggestions for how to live a long, happy life in sobriety are always welcome for those of us new to recovery. Everyone works their own sobriety differently, so find what works best for you, and go with it. Over time, you will develop your own routines, and will be sharing what has workedRead More

5 Life Improvements from Sobriety

The benefits, improvements, and overall satisfaction gained from getting sober are countless. For many of us, the fear of sobriety was real and kept us drinking and using, regardless of the consequences. Humans have an almost innate tendency to fear what they do not know or do not understand. For addicts and alcoholics, sobriety isRead More

4 Unfounded Fears of Sobriety

Going from addiction to recovery is a big deal. It’s a life change like no other, which means there is an enormous amount of fear that we experience when we don’t know or understand what lies ahead. If you fear what lies on the other side of drugs or alcohol, chances are that you’ve gotRead More

Is Sobriety Boring?

In a state of active addiction, we often lose sight of the things that used to make us happy. We vaguely remember having fun without drugs, but we don’t see a way of regaining that in sobriety. Drugs and alcohol became our only way of having fun and we fear that life will be boringRead More