Blog Posts - Sobriety



Don’t be afraid

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by Addiction Recovery Quotes on Jul 23, 2015

Books to Read in Recovery

When we are on a new journey, it helps to immerse ourselves in the environment that best holds our vision. With recovery, this might mean living at a sober living home, attending 12-step meetings, and spending time with those who are sober. If you wa...
by Recovery Advocates on Jul 23, 2015

When The Relationship with Your Sponsor Goes Bad

For some, the relationship with their sponsor – a mentor that comes with participating in the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) program – is an essential part of their recovery. This might be especially true for those who are new to recovery and...
by Recovery Advocates on Jul 21, 2015

Addiction Treatment That Is Evidenced Based

Today, a big focus for the field of recovery is the need for evidence based practices. Evidence-based practices are those that are based upon research and have been proven to bring health to patients in the fields of psychology and medicine. The need...
by Recovery Advocates on Jul 16, 2015

Pause for Reflection

The image she kept of herself: sophisticatedelegance, hair swept in perfumed grace, nails groomed pink clinking against the drink glass,ice winking from clear blue eyes. Who she was: the drunk in dirty overalls,flirty beauty long gone, slurring stori...
by Writerquake on Jul 7, 2015

The Balm Of Reason

I was in a meeting yesterday and it was the type of meeting that I love – the type of meeting when we get down to what is really wrong with us other than alcoholism – rather than talking about our drinking we share on what is wrong with t...

Accepting Things As They Are In Recovery

If you’re getting sober, you might be eager to get your life the way you want it. You might be excited about the future and happy that you have a second chance in life. You might also have some heavy feelings, like guilt or anger, but you’re will...
by Recovery Advocates on Jun 19, 2015

Reaching for god, Healing in the Mountains

I want to describe a moment of insight, but to get there, I’ll have to take you on a little odyssey with me.  The Enchantments are a chain of lakes carved out by glaciers in Washington’s Central Cascades – a … Continue readin...
by A Spiritual Evolution on Jun 16, 2015

Building a Strong Support Network Is Crucial to Sobriety

More and more research reveals the benefits of having a community of people around you. This is particularly true when you are attempting to get sober. For instance, a 12-step community can be a shield against the temptation of return to friends who...
by Recovery Advocates on Jun 5, 2015

Homelessness Might Be Contributing To Your Alcohol or Drug Addiction

Homelessness is a huge problem in America. In cities throughout the country, men, women, and even children are sleeping on the beach, living in abandoned buildings, or finding rest right on the streets. What makes matters worse is that many of these...
by Recovery Advocates on Jun 3, 2015

What is Goodness?

Words can be dead or alive.  My big, fat Webster’s dictionary devotes a full page to the word good, yet conveys almost nothing.  Definitions range from “making a favorable impression in terms of moral character” to “wholesom...
by A Spiritual Evolution on Jun 2, 2015

Keep Yourself Busy to Keep Yourself Sober

One of the biggest obstacles to sobriety is free time. If you’ve got time on your hands then you’re likely going to ruminate, dream, imagine, and perhaps long for an old way of life. If you’ve got free time in your day then you might begin to t...
by Recovery Advocates on Jun 1, 2015

5 Essential Elements To Beat Addiction

In the book “Believable Hope” Michael Cartwright discusses what he believes are the five essential elements needed to beat an addiction. 1. Believe and hope – In order to achieve something, you must first believe that it is possibl...
by Recovery Advocates on May 29, 2015

Try Not To Avoid Step 4 of the 12-Steps

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a fellowship of men and women who have lost their control when it comes to drinking and/or drug use. When first beginning their process of sobriety, AA participants find themselves in various types of trouble as a result...
by Recovery Advocates on May 27, 2015

Creating Stability in your Life can Improve Your Chances of Sobriety

It’s common for those who struggle with an addiction to have instability in their lives. They might have a hard time finding housing, securing a job, or staying in a relationship. Getting their basic needs met – home, income for food and clothing...
by Recovery Advocates on May 22, 2015

The First Thing To Do When You’re Out of Addiction Treatment

If you’re preparing to leave an addiction treatment center, then you might be nervous about what’s to come. You might be wondering how you can stay sober without the extensive support you have now. You might be questioning your commitment to sobr...
by Recovery Advocates on May 21, 2015

9 Things Being Sober Can Give You

Beth Leipholtz has been sober for two years now and during that time she’s come to realize all of the wonderful things her life has gained due to being sober. Listed below are nine things that Beth says she’s accepted into her life and th...
by Recovery Advocates on May 19, 2015

On Wreckage and Forgiveness

The ironic thing about forgiveness is that when we truly achieve it, we realize there’s nothing to forgive.  We experience a shift of perspective, a widening of the lens we’ve been looking through.  The person we needed to forgive goes...
by A Spiritual Evolution on May 18, 2015

The Power Behind Making A Commitment

When you’re not committed to something, it’s not your first priority. It’s something you may think about from time to time, but it’s not your driving force. Whatever it is – it’s not your primary motivation that gets you out of the bed in...
by Recovery Advocates on May 7, 2015

Essential Prayers: Please and Thank You

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances… (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) I ain’t a Christian, but them’s some wise words for how to tackle the challenge of living a happy and meaningful life.  For some, the...
by A Spiritual Evolution on May 5, 2015


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