What is Emotional Sobriety?

What is Emotional Sobriety?

  Many men and women enter into the process of recovery thinking that they will stop using drugs or alcohol and go about life as usual. This is a frightening concept, considering that our reliance on substances was often an attempt to self-medicate our emotional problems. When drugs and alcohol are removed from our lives, we may fall victim to …Read More

Discovering Our Purpose in Sobriety

Discovering Our Purpose in Sobriety

  Before we entered into a life of sobriety, we were perpetually lost. Our sole motivation was to experience the relief provided by drugs and alcohol. Beyond intoxication, we did not consider any sort of greater purpose or reason in our lives. However, when we enter into sobriety and begin a process of spiritual growth, we are finally able to …Read More

Striving for Continual Spiritual Progress in Sobriety

Striving for Continual Spiritual Progress in Sobriety

  “Progress, not perfection” is a common saying in the rooms of Twelve Step recovery fellowships. We recognize that we are fallible and imperfect people, so we focus on consistent spiritual growth and development rather than perfection. If we expect perfection from ourselves, we may face disappointment when we are unable to live up to the impossible standards we have …Read More