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How Do I Know if I Had a Spiritual Awakening?

A spiritual awakening is something that can be common in addicts who may not have even known that they have had one. Sobriety can bring about a spiritual awakening in addicts because a spiritual awakening represents a new beginning just like sobriety does. Realizing that life can be empty without a sense of fulfillment whichRead More

5 Ways to Identify Anger

Anger is human response to signal something is wrong with what is going on. This may lead you to use anger to direct you to assist someone else in need in a controlled manner, or it can lead you to have a full-on reaction that can be unhealthy and hurtful to your well-being. Identifying angerRead More

Can I Have Fun in Early Sobriety?

Getting sober gives addicts and alcoholics the delusion that they will not have fun anymore and will lead a boring life. This is just not true at all because there is so much fun to be had in early sobriety. The best part of having fun in early sobriety is that you will not haveRead More

Coping Methods When Dealing with an Alcoholic

Having a loved one who is addicted to alcohol can be tough for anyone to endure. The fights, the anger, the irresponsibility, the disregard, and the pure selfishness that is displayed by the alcoholic can be a lot to handle. The alcoholic’s behavior can be responsible for causing fear in their loved ones. The safetyRead More

How Does Terminal Uniqueness Affect Your Sobriety?

You have been told your whole life that there is only one of you and you are one of kind. This philosophy probably has kept you feeling special and individualistic which is important and true. There is no one like you. If you are an addict, there are other addicts, however, that are more likeRead More

What You Should Know About Holistic Therapy

Holistic therapy is an alternative method to assist in treating the person as a whole. The body, mind, and the spirit are the vitals of holistic therapy. If any one of those are out of whack, then it affects the entire being. Balance of the body, mind, and soul promotes healing on the pursuit ofRead More

Why is Anonymity Important in Recovery?

For decades, anonymity has been a long-standing fundamental principle of 12-Step programs. Anonymity does not mean that people cannot talk about their recovery. It just means that members should not disclose their involvement in 12-Step programs, beyond the program. There is controversy that surrounds anonymity because there are people that truly wish to remain anonymousRead More

Causes of Addiction

Addiction is a growing problem affecting millions of people daily. Trying to decide on what causes addiction, can be hard to figure out even through a process of elimination. There may one underlying originator to onset the addiction, or there can be a few different variables for the make up an addict. Life changes Moving,Read More

What is a Newcomer?

In 12-Step programs there may be some terminology that is new to you. To become part of the group, it is important to learn the lingo to be more knowledgeable with your recovery. One of the terms you will hear in a meeting is a “newcomer”. The members of a 12-Step program take the attendanceRead More

Ways Rehab Can Influence Sobriety

Going to a rehabilitation facility for drugs and alcohol is a big step for any addict that needs help. It does not mean that they have fully submitted to their sobriety, but it does mean they are acknowledging the fact that there is a problem, they know they cannot do it by themselves, and thatRead More

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