In recovery, isolation can be harmful. It’s important to reach out to friends and maintain or mend relationships. But social gatherings can be tricky to navigate in sobriety. Most restaurants, grocery stores, parties, and work functions carry the possibility of encountering alcohol. Even though the temptation of alcohol might be present, it is possible to successfully navigate a party as long as you set boundaries and maintain them. Here are some options:
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Once you’ve worked Step 4 of the 12-Step Program and you’ve made an inventory of your behavior, the next step is to bring those things to your higher power and another human being. This brings us to Step 5. Once you’ve worked Step 4 of the 12-Step Program and you’ve made an inventory of your […]
Sometimes, you just need a reminder of how far you’ve come. If you or a loved one is in the process of getting sober or in recovery, AA sobriety chips may be a helpful tool to help you stay motivated during this time in your life. Sometimes, you just need a reminder of how far […]
Chances are, you’ve probably seen AA meetings featured in movies or TV shows. However, we all know that Hollywood often exaggerates things. So, what can you really expect to experience at your first AA meeting? If you’re new to recovery, you might have some hesitation or fear about going to your first AA meeting. It’s […]
We’ve all heard the stories about a person who decided to get sober, started attending 12-Step groups, and is still sober to this day. While stories like this can really happen, they are few and far between. For most people, addiction self-help groups are not enough to adequately treat addiction on their own. More often […]
Family members play a significant role in the long-term recovery of their loved ones and family involvement often spans the entirety of the treatment process and beyond. Al-Anon is a great way for family members of addicted loved ones to get involved in the recovery process while their loved one is enrolled in sober living.
Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) is an organization that is well-known for its 12 steps, but the 12 traditions of A.A. are also important, as they highlight the hallmark principles of A.A. and provide additional guidelines for people in recovery. If you’re interested in learning more about A.A. and 12-step recovery, these principles are important to know. […]