Non-believers build moral codes without churches, because you don’t need to believe in a god(s) to know the difference between right and wrong.
Topics: 12Step, maintaining sobriety, Recovery Tools, Recovery Without God
Seek outside advice. Good advice, that is. Not the sort from the guy on the next bar stool.
Topics: decision making, maintaining sobriety, Recovery Tools, tools for recovery
Sponsors, the saying goes, carry the message, not the alcoholic.
Topics: 12Step, maintaining sobriety, Recovery Tools, tools for recovery
The more we exert ourselves to help those with problems like ours, the more concrete benefits we receive from AA.
Topics: 12Step, maintaining sobriety, recovery support groups, Recovery Tools, tools for recovery
Learning financial responsibility forces us to address and change behaviors and habits associated with our addictions.
Topics: maintaining sobriety, Recovery Tools, relapse, tools for recovery, triggers
Everybody gets hungry, angry, etc.—it’s normal. Can’t avoid that, can you? That’s life.
Topics: emotional issues, maintaining sobriety, Recovery Tools, relapse, stress, tools for recovery
For most of us, sleep problems are related to the recovery process itself, and the complex changes that occur as the brain heals following considerable abuse
Topics: early recovery, maintaining sobriety, prescription medications, Recovery Tools, relaxation, tools for recovery
by Richard Curtis (@ezduzit777) The text of Alcoholics Anonymous is directive in nature when it tells me to check to see what my community has (continued…)
Topics: book review, maintaining sobriety, Recovery Tools, spirituality, tools for recovery
Sober Chrystal talks about the moment when her five years of sobriety hung in the balance and nearly went over the cliff.
Topics: Alcoholics Anonymous, alcoholism, anxiety, mindfulness, Recovery Tools, relapse, relaxation, stress, tools for recovery
Doesn’t mean we can expect to solve the problem right away, just that we’ve done something that moves us in the direction of a solution — and gives us permission to relax for a while.
Topics: Recovery Tools, relaxation, tools for recovery