Being a Sober Mom Is the Greatest Gift

Many people continue to believe that alcohol addiction is a character flaw or a weakness in a person. They may believe that the alcoholic simply cannot hold their booze and should just stop! But there are many factors as to why a person continues to use despite the negative consequences. This seems to be more…

How To Let Go of Guilt and Shame

Like many of us, I came into recovery with a great amount of guilt and shame about my alcohol induced behavior. Under the influence, I have done things that I would have never intended to do, and often, I found myself in situations that I would have never imagined being in. This kind of shame…

4 THINGS TO GIVE UP FOR SOBRIETY

by Carl Towns  When you see someone after a long time out of rehab, it’s usually common to notice one thing; the changes in their life and their entire environment. It’s no secret that recovery can change someone’s entire existence but it’s also important to note that these changes are not easy to make. Holding onto…

Begin With a Single Step

I received this email last week. It describes the very early days of sobriety so honestly. I don’t think anyone of us cannot relate to this stage and I could almost feel it as I was reading it. With the owners permission, I am sharing it here, because it might really help someone else going thru this to know that…

Who Am I Becoming?

To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles And by opposing end them. That is a true question that I struggle with every day. Because every day I make…

Why Getting Sober Feels So Hard

I love cheering people on throughout their sober journeys with my peppy slogans: You can do this! Keep moving forward! You are doing awesome! One day at a time! Do not look back! Do not quit before the miracle happens! You are doing it! However, while positive reinforcement and enthusiastic encouragement with catchy slogans may…