Boredom is sometimes a part of life, but it can be dangerous for someone newly sober. People who are early in recovery find themselves with more time on their hands, time that used to be spent acquiring, using, or recovering from alcohol. Oftentimes people move away from healthier habits when they are actively drinking, and … Continue reading 50 Things To Do Sober
Welcome to the Sober Courage blog! The sober Courage blog is created by Magz who is in recovery from Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). The blog's focus is on supporting those in recovery from (AUD) at any stage of their journey. The main topics covered are Getting Sober, Relapse & Recovery, and Recovery Toolbox. The blog has been featured on such sites as Recovery Today Magazine, The Fix, I Am Not Anonymous and The SHAIR Podcast, and Healthline. Magz is a mom of three awesome kids and works full time as a Technical Writer in Washington DC. She continues her recovery support through the 12-step program, Refuge Recovery and Adult Children of Alcoholics group, as well as blogging at Sober Courage and maintaining the Sober Courage social media accounts. Magz is also an avid gardener, music lover, coffee junkie, and happiness fanatic.
The Year I Spent In Rehab
A year sounds like a very long time to be in rehab, but that’s exactly what I did last year. My battle with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) had reached its peak and the fight became a full blown war. Why is it so hard to stay sober? I’ve done it before, but ever since I … Continue reading The Year I Spent In Rehab
Relapse Stages, Triggers and Coping Skills
A relapse is when a person returns to using drugs or alcohol after a period of sobriety. Relapses are most common in the first 90 days of sobriety and according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), relapse rates while in recovery are 40 to 60%. There are 3 stages of a relapse: emotional, … Continue reading Relapse Stages, Triggers and Coping Skills