Progress

Striving for Continual Spiritual Progress in Sobriety

Striving For Progress “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 …Read More

Balance

Finding Balance in Recovery

Finding Balance One of the most wonderful gifts we receive from our journey of recovery is the ability to finally live a life of balance. Many of us lacked any sort of balance in our lives. Our addictions became our central motivation, and all other aspects of our lives fell by the wayside. When the problem is removed, however, we …Read More

Will I Be Less Creative in Sobriety?

Will I Be Less Creative in Sobriety?

There is a common myth that drugs cause one to be more creative. Musicians and artists do seem to be highly susceptible to addiction, but it is a misconception that their creative abilities are the result of the drugs they take. The conception is propagated by the stereotype of the drug-addled rock star or hard-drinking writer. The truth, however, is …Read More

stay single

Your First Year Sober: Stay Single

If you are new to sobriety, you may have already heard other people in recovery suggest that you stay single for your first year. If you are wondering what staying single has to do with recovery, you might be surprised that it has a lot to do with staying sober. In your first weeks and months of recovery, everything is …Read More