How to Have Sober Fun this Winter

Working the 12 Steps. Working Your Recovery.

One of the greatest parts of 12 Step recovery is the fact that it does not require people to do anything they don’t want to. Bill W., co-founder of AA said, “It must never be forgotten that the purpose of Alcoholics Anonymous is to sober up alcoholics. There is no religious or spiritual requirement for … Continued

When Disasters Strikes: How to Prevent Natural Disasters from Triggering a Relapse

Natural disasters are incredibly traumatic experiences for everyone, but if you are in recovery, they can also bring an added level of danger. The stress that accompanies hurricanes, floods, fires, and earthquakes can be so overwhelming that it can sometimes lead to a relapse. When the brain goes through the process of something as traumatic … Continued

How to Stop Lying in Recovery (And All Other Aspects of Your Life)

Addiction is a disease that is dishonest in nature. Chances are that while you were in active addiction, you were not being honest with those around you. Maybe you didn’t notice you were lying or to which extent. It might have started with small, seemingly harmless lies, but before you knew it, you found yourself … Continued

12 Misconceptions About 12 Step Meetings

1. They are only for religious people. While the words “God” and “higher power” are a part of the 12 Steps, you do not have to be religious to benefit from them. People from different faiths, as well as agnostics and atheists attend 12 Step meetings. The “higher power” in the steps can be interpreted … Continued