Tagged: sobriety

Recognizing 15 Years of Sobriety

By David Bohl Originally Posted on the author’s website on August 22, 2020 Today I celebrate an anniversary of 15 years of sobriety from alcohol. I cannot state any revelations at this milestone, except...

What is a person’s best self?

By Lisa M. Najavits, PhD What is a person’s best self? There are different possible versions of you, and life experiences can bring out better or worse versions. Addiction brings out worse versions. So...

The Labyrinth Facilitator

The Labyrinth represents a life’s journey. When I walked a labyrinth for the first time, I realized that I wasn’t lost, I had made no mistakes, for a labyrinth has no dead ends, just...

15 Benefits of Staying Sober

By Cassidy Webb Originally published on New Directions If you are new to this whole sobriety thing and are struggling with the idea of never drinking or drugging again – that’s okay! Coming from...

11 Benefits Of Being Sober

Originally posted on I Am Sober Being drunk is great. There are all those late nights and early hangovers; egregious texts to friends and former lovers; citations and fees for various acts of indecency;...

Sober a Long Time – Now What?

By Jeanine Bassett A few years ago, I perused the literature table at a local AA conference (HOWL in Hood River, Oregon).  Noting the daily meditation books, many of which I’d been reading for...

Dr Wilson and Mr Hide

By life-j Biographies of Bill Wilson, while not telling us anything which is actually untrue, do tend to look mostly at the Saint Bill, “plus a few problems too hard to overlook”, such as...

Women for Sobriety and The New Life Program

By WFS Staff and Volunteers Women for Sobriety is an international abstinence-based recovery organization for women. WFS offers a non-professional, self-help and mutual aid program known as the New Life Program. A fundamental part...

Staying Sober Without God

Staying Sober Without God

Review by Heather C. Staying Sober Without God is an exciting addition to the growing body of literature which approaches sobriety from a non-religious point of view. Author, therapist and former addict Jeffrey Munn...

Blackout

What Happens During an Alcoholic Blackout?

Excessive drinking can interrupt the brain’s ability to form memories. By Ruben Castaneda Originally published on Oct. 8, 2018, US News and World Report Sarah Hepola experienced her first blackout from drinking when she...

Identity Evolution

The Evolution of Identity

By David B. Bohl I used to identify in a very specific way. In the beginning of my recovery journey and my adoptee journey I was given two words to describe myself and my...