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

Sobriety

Discovering Our Purpose in Sobriety

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 …Read More

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