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General Guidelines You Can Expect in a Halfway House 12 May 2017

General Guidelines You Can Expect in a Halfway House

After deciding to change our path and transition into sobriety, one thing is for sure, we are going to be uncomfortable at times. It’s like learning everything for the first time. The one thing we know best, (using) is gone…

Selfishness; The Common Behavior in Addiction and Sobriety 5 May 2017

Selfishness; The Common Behavior in Addiction and Sobriety

There seems to be a common misconception that when one stops drinking and using, that we will out of nowhere become these perfect people. I think as alcoholics and addicts, we have an inner need for perfection, thus, this thought…

What’s the Deal with a Higher Power? 5 May 2017

What’s the Deal with a Higher Power?

Hello, I’m an alcoholic and I had a huge problem with God and the so called higher power when I first got sober. Sound familiar? Cool, you’re like me. Doesn’t sound familiar? Even better, you go! You might know the…

Willingness in Sobriety: The Key to Long-Term Success 28 Apr 2017

Willingness in Sobriety: The Key to Long-Term Success

If there’s one thing that I know for certain, it is that when I finally became willing to turn myself over to the program, my entire life changed. When the people in the rooms say that all we need is…

What to Do on Your Last Day of Rehab 28 Apr 2017

What to Do on Your Last Day of Rehab

If this is your first go around (and hopefully your last!) in the world of substance abuse treatment, let me be the first to say, Congratulations! You are a fierce, awesome, bad ass warrior, and you are doing a huge…

Which Program of Recovery is Right for You? 24 Apr 2017

Which Program of Recovery is Right for You?

If you are anything like I was when I first made the attempt at getting sober, then you probably understand the difficulty that some people have with accepting the groundwork of 12 step programs. For me, coming from an agnostic…

Gratitude in Action; Why a Grateful Alcoholic Will Never Drink 24 Apr 2017

Gratitude in Action; Why a Grateful Alcoholic Will Never Drink

Gratitude;  it is the essential quality of any program of recovery. It is a trait that needs to be maintained in order to remain sober and happy, no matter what. Listen, I totally get it, when I first got sober…

The Third Step in Alcoholics Anonymous; A Faith That Works 11 Apr 2017

The Third Step in Alcoholics Anonymous; A Faith That Works

The third step is such a vital step in the process of starting to recover and just going through the 12 steps in general. “Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of god…

The Dangers of Telling War Stories 5 Apr 2017

The Dangers of Telling War Stories

If there is one thing we in the Anonymous rooms know for sure, it is how dark it can get out there when we aren’t sober. That being said, one of the many gifts of meetings and working a program…

Benefits of Music Therapy for Sobriety 31 Mar 2017

Benefits of Music Therapy for Sobriety

There is no doubt in the power that music has over mankind. It stirs us, brings back memories, it allows us to release our aggression, or sadness, or joy, or grief. The power of music has been entwined with mankind…