Early in sobriety, I realized that this chaotic cycle and all my efforts to control everything made me absolutely miserable. All that drama made it hard to live, be happy, and stay sober at the same time. It just becomes too much work to constantly have to control everything around me.
In our drinking days, we often had such bad times that we swore, “Never again.” We took pledges for as long as a year, or promised someone we would not touch the stuff for three weeks, or three months. And of course, we tried going on the wagon for various periods of time. We were…
I’m proud of who I am
No more monsters, I can breathe again
And you said that I was done
Well, you were wrong and now the best is yet to come
‘Cause I can make it on my own
I have to admit that I still have a hard time asking for help, but I do it anyway. Why? I have to! I have to in order to stay sober! I always thought that I could do anything by myself, after all I am a fixer, a doer, a problem solver, but with quitting…
By Luke Pool Just as there are many ways to develop an addiction, there are numerous ways to overcome an addiction. While the general public tends to see addiction treatment programs as the most effective or even the only reliable means of overcoming addiction, other recovery resources — i.e., medication-assisted treatment, twelve-step and other types of…
Having fun in sobriety can be a whole new learning process. Like a toddler learning to walk, being sober means relearning everything we thought we once only knew how to do while drinking.