Spiritual Growth: Practicing Patience in Your Everyday Sober Life

Spiritual Growth: Practicing Patience in Your Everyday Sober Life

Spiritual growth goes hand-in-hand with the 12 steps of recovery. There's no other way to change your life but to focus on growing as an individual, and integral to this growth is a spiritual awareness that will help you become a better person.

The reality is that recovery from addiction is a long road. Learning to cultivate patience is key to your spiritual growth as an individual, and in turn, your long-term sobriety.

If you want to learn more about why being patient is so important in your recovery journey, this blog is for you.

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Practicing Patience: What Patience Means for Sobriety as a Spiritual Principle

Practicing Patience: What Patience Means for Sobriety as a Spiritual Principle

Even though everyone knows it's a virtue, sometimes it takes a lot of strength to be patient. This is especially true when battling an addiction.

Why is practicing patience critical for sobriety? Read on for our guide on patience and recovery.

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Facing the Challenges of Sobriety With Honesty as a Spiritual Principle of Recovery

Facing the Challenges of Sobriety With Honesty as a Spiritual Principle of Recovery

Facing the Challenges of Sobriety With Honesty as a Spiritual Principle of Recovery In 2022, nearly 49 million people aged 12 or older exhibited a substance use disorder in the previous year. It's no secret that addiction can quickly derail
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Practicing Honesty in Your Everyday Life for Sobriety

Practicing Honesty in Your Everyday Life for Sobriety

Practicing Honesty in Your Everyday Life for Sobriety

Lying while in recovery or active addiction is incredibly common. It can happen as a result of fear, shame, or even resistance to change. Are you someone who found yourself lying to people you love while you were struggling with addiction?

You're not alone, and your behavior was understandable. Now, however, it's time to start being honest. Practicing honesty in recovery is hard, but it will change your life.

But how can you practice honesty in your daily life? Who should you be honest with first? We're here to answer some of your questions.

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What Honesty as a Spiritual Principle of Sobriety Means

What Honesty as a Spiritual Principle of Sobriety Means

What Honesty as a Spiritual Principle of Sobriety Means - They say honesty is the best policy, and it's true. Most human relationships are built on honesty. Our friends, significant others, and any other positive relationship we have is based on people accepting us based on what they know about us. The Bible tells us that we "must put off falsehood and speak truthfully." Honesty is one of the spiritual principles of AA that helps us overcome our addiction. What role does honesty play in recovery? How do we practice it to start and sustain a happier, sober life? We'll answer those questions here.
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Practicing Courage in Your Everyday Life for Sobriety

Practicing Courage in Your Everyday Life for Sobriety

Practicing Courage in Your Everyday Life for Sobriety AA, or Alcoholics Anonymous, is a 12-step program that helps people on the road to sobriety. This important organization brings people from all walks of life together to help solve their
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What Courage as a Spiritual Principle of Sobriety Means

What Courage as a Spiritual Principle of Sobriety Means

Have you been wondering if you're brave enough to stay sober? Embarking on the journey of sobriety demands immense courage and determination. There are all kinds of sources you can pull from to stay strong, though.
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How Hope As a Spiritual Principle Helps Through The AA Steps

How Hope As a Spiritual Principle Helps Through The AA Steps

How Hope As a Spiritual Principle Helps Through The AA Steps Three in four people dealing with substance abuse issues find their way to sobriety, according to a study published by the CDC and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. If you've
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Practicing Hope As A Spiritual Principle In Sobriety In Your Everyday Life

Practicing Hope As A Spiritual Principle In Sobriety In Your Everyday Life

Practicing Hope As A Spiritual Principle In Sobriety In Your Everyday Life Worldwide AA membership has reached over 2 million people . The 2nd of the spiritual principles of Alcoholics Anonymous is hope. As a recovering alcoholic, we don't
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What Hope Means For Sobriety

What Hope Means For Sobriety

Hope is not just an abstract notion; it's a transformative force that fuels resilience, fosters optimism, and paves the way for lasting recovery. It is truly the ultimate power that has kept humanity going through tough times, no matter when or where they were.
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Practicing Acceptance, as a Spiritual Principle of Sobriety, in Your Everyday Life

Practicing Acceptance, as a Spiritual Principle of Sobriety, in Your Everyday Life

Addiction is a public health crisis in America, affecting nearly 50 million people.

Sobriety is an elusive thing for most addicts. For those on the outside, getting sober might seem so simple, but for an addict, it's a lifelong struggle. 

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4 Heartfelt Sobriety Gifts for Those on the Path to Recovery

4 Heartfelt Sobriety Gifts for Those on the Path to Recovery

A recent study demonstrates that Alcoholics Anonymous is one of the most effective ways to get help and lead a sober life.

Recovery from addiction is a courageous and life-changing journey that deserves celebration.

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How to Be Social Without the Reliance on “Liquid Courage”

How to Be Social Without the Reliance on “Liquid Courage”

Alcoholism. It is a disease and alcohol can end up being something that people get too dependent on. 

When that happens, they tend to go to Alcoholics Anonymous. Currently, there are over two million people across the world that are members of that organization. 


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The Relationship Between Alcohol and Depression

The Relationship Between Alcohol and Depression

Some individuals can't seem to shake the feeling of being down, and even alcohol can't help them to overcome it.

The reality is, research shows that 4.7% of adults struggle with the feeling of depression regularly.



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How Rehab Can Help Teach You To Abstain From Alcohol

How Rehab Can Help Teach You To Abstain From Alcohol

Around 63% of American adults over 18 drink alcohol, so in our society, it's difficult to avoid these drinks.


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How Being Around Sober Friends Can Help You Recover

How Being Around Sober Friends Can Help You Recover

If you are going through alcohol addiction, it can feel like a very dark road with no light at the end of the tunnel. However, it is important to remember that most Americans who experience alcohol addiction recover and go on to lead healthy and full lives.


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5 Tips for Building Relationships After Recovering from Addiction

5 Tips for Building Relationships After Recovering from Addiction

Dealing with addiction is complicated, and it can be hard. But it may even be harder after going through addiction treatment to get your feet back on the ground. 


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What Are the Best Sober Activities?

What Are the Best Sober Activities?

75% of people who experience addiction recover, and this is fantastic news. You can have a full and fulfilling life while you're sober, but for someone who's new to sobriety, it can be frustrating to find things to do. There are so many sober activities, but so much of adult life seems to revolve around alcohol.


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4 Ways to Stay Motivated During Addiction Recovery

4 Ways to Stay Motivated During Addiction Recovery

Committing to addiction recovery is one of the most important steps you can take in building a better life for yourself. However, the journey is long and fraught with pitfalls. 85% of people who seek addiction treatment will experience a relapse within their first year.

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3 Ways AA Tokens Can Strengthen Sobriety

3 Ways AA Tokens Can Strengthen Sobriety

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is one of the best-known groups for former addicts to come together and stay sober. Today, there are over 2 million AA members. Recovering addicts love this group. It's free and open to the public, and the supportive members help others stay sober.


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How AA Coins Can Help Recovery Celebrations

How AA Coins Can Help Recovery Celebrations

AA is one of the most effective methods for getting sober.

If you're struggling with addiction, being able to talk to people who understand your battle is so important. AA gives you the infrastructure to lead a sober, joyous life with goals and landmarks along the way. 


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Making Amends: 5 Tips for a Thorough Step Eight

Making Amends: 5 Tips for a Thorough Step Eight

In 2019, before the height of the pandemic, approximately 14.5 million adults had an alcohol abuse disorder in the United States. A sizable percentage of these adults seek help by attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. 
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How to Tackle the Challenging AA Fourth Step Inventory

How to Tackle the Challenging AA Fourth Step Inventory

Reports as to Alcoholics Anonymous's success rate vary quite wildly, but more detailed and disciplined studies have found it to be highly successful with 70% of participants being sober at the 16-year mark. 
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How to Support a Family Member in the Program

How to Support a Family Member in the Program

Did you know that over 6% of adults in America suffer from alcohol use disorder (AUD)? 


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The Clear Benefits of Group Therapy

The Clear Benefits of Group Therapy

Experts estimate that more than 21 million Americans suffer from addiction. However, many turn to recovery programs to find an effective treatment for their addictions.


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5 Tips To Avoid Temptation During Recovery

5 Tips To Avoid Temptation During Recovery

Achieving your sobriety isn't an easy process. The recovery process after fighting alcoholism is an uphill battle that needs to be worked at every day. You need those little reminders that you're making the difficult decisions and choosing your sobriety and your health over your addiction. 
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Rehab for Teens: Why Aftercare Is Essential

Rehab for Teens: Why Aftercare Is Essential

Did you know that alcohol is the most commonly used substance among young people in the United States? More than 29% of high school students drink alcohol and some teens begin earlier than that.


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7 Tips for Dealing with Temptation While Staying Sober

7 Tips for Dealing with Temptation While Staying Sober

So you’ve made the decision to get sober. But now you have to battle temptation left, right, and center, every day, and sometimes it feels relentless. Staying sober can be challenging, but it’s worthwhile and you will be a much stronger and more resilient person on the other side of it.
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Admitting There's a Problem: When Do You Need to Stop Drinking?

Admitting There's a Problem: When Do You Need to Stop Drinking?

Did you know that there are 3 million deaths annually from alcohol misuse? Many people enjoy a few drinks from time to time, but some people struggle to know when to stop and develop a dangerous drinking problem that could ruin their life and the lives of those around them.


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PTSD and Alcohol Abuse: Is There a Relationship?

PTSD and Alcohol Abuse: Is There a Relationship?

Did you know that around 38% of Americans struggling with addiction also have mental health issues?


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Are You Going to Too Many AA Meetings?

Are You Going to Too Many AA Meetings?

95,000 Americans die from the effects of alcohol every year, which is why many choose to seek recovery through organizations such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).
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5 Things You Won't Want to Miss for Your First National AA Convention

5 Things You Won't Want to Miss for Your First National AA Convention

Alcoholics Anonymous is a global fellowship for those who are dedicated to maintaining their sobriety and helping others on their sobriety journey. They operate in over 150 countries with approximately two million members
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What Should You Do With Your Alcoholics Anonymous Chips? A Guide

What Should You Do With Your Alcoholics Anonymous Chips? A Guide

Do you recall the moment you received your first AA token? For most AA members, getting that token is a special moment; it represents a big positive turning point in their lives.


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4 Inspiring Alcoholics Anonymous Stories You Should Know About

4 Inspiring Alcoholics Anonymous Stories You Should Know About

Glenn Beck is one of the most well-known news anchors in history. His short stay on Fox News eventually led him to creating his own news station and brand.


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What Is Step 2 Alcoholics Anonymous? A Closer Look

What Is Step 2 Alcoholics Anonymous? A Closer Look

You may have heard of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), but what you may not know is that there are multiple steps to the program.
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10 Sobriety Milestones to Be Proud of

10 Sobriety Milestones to Be Proud of

On the road to recovery, there are a number of sobriety milestones you can reach. 

These can range from time-based achievements to moments of significant emotional healing. Whicher milestone you reach at any given moment, it is worth being proud of yourself.

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Can You Enhance Your Sobriety With Technology?

Can You Enhance Your Sobriety With Technology?

Did you know that ten percent of adult drinkers in the U.S. are alcoholics? 
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What Can You Expect From Your First AA Meeting?

What Can You Expect From Your First AA Meeting?

AA is known for helping members make their way through the 12 steps to alcohol recovery and marking milestones with recovery coins
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How to Cope With Alcohol Withdrawal

How to Cope With Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol is one of the most abused drugs across the nation. With death tolls rising well above 90,000 per year, alcohol is the third most preventable cause of death in the U.S. 
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The Relationship Between Anxiety and Alcohol

The Relationship Between Anxiety and Alcohol

How do you unwind after a long, stressful day at work? 

Maybe you go to a bar with your friends or sit in front of the TV and crack open a beer. You might even pour yourself a shot of whiskey and nurse it over an evening. 

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How to Help a Loved One on the Road to Recovery

How to Help a Loved One on the Road to Recovery

Life gets stressful at times, no matter who you are. The problem comes in when you use drugs or alcohol to cope with that stress because it can get out of hand in a hurry!
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The Top 3 Sober Summer Activities

The Top 3 Sober Summer Activities

With summer right around the corner, now is the perfect time to start planning for those warm and sunny days. While summer is often a time for fun and relaxation, it can often be a difficult time for those on their recovery journey. 

The good news is, there are a wide variety of summer activities that are exciting, unique, and sober-friendly. 

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Discussing Sobriety With Your Friends and Family

Discussing Sobriety With Your Friends and Family

Of the nearly 15 million Americans with an alcohol use disorder, only 7.3% are receiving treatment. If you've taken steps toward sobriety, you've started a journey many are hesitant to embark on.
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Stay Motivated: 5 Inspiring Sober Gifts That Encourage Recovery

Stay Motivated: 5 Inspiring Sober Gifts That Encourage Recovery

Finding a gift for someone sober can be difficult when you've gotten in the habit of gifting wine or liquor. Or, maybe you're in recovery yourself and want to find a gift for another recovering person. Thankfully, sober gifts don't have to be tasteless or thoughtless.
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What Recovering Alcoholics Need to Know about Anxiety and Addiction

What Recovering Alcoholics Need to Know about Anxiety and Addiction

Did you know that people with an anxiety disorder are twice as likely to suffer from addiction?

It is essential to note the comorbidity between anxiety and addiction. An awareness can help dual diagnosis treatment and recovery. 

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Sober Fun! 5 Awesome Activities You Can Enjoy without Alcohol

Sober Fun! 5 Awesome Activities You Can Enjoy without Alcohol

Addiction is often dubbed a disease of isolation. Considering the current pandemic situation, you may be struggling to stay sober. Your day-to-day distractions have likely decreased, and your free time has increased.
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Shame and Addiction: Understanding the Link and Breaking the Cycle

Shame and Addiction: Understanding the Link and Breaking the Cycle

If you have a loved one who’s an addict, do you wonder what’s keeping them from seeking help?
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Living a Sober Life: 5 Benefits of Attending AA Meetings

Living a Sober Life: 5 Benefits of Attending AA Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous, commonly shortened to AA, was founded in Ohio in 1935. After over 80 years, the program is still going strong and has quite a high success rate.
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How to Encourage a Loved One to Seek Help for Their Alcohol Addiction

How to Encourage a Loved One to Seek Help for Their Alcohol Addiction

Helping a loved one get sober is one of the most difficult tasks a person can undertake. Addiction not only destroys the addict's life, but it often destroys the addict's loved ones as well. 

Family and close friends form a system that is undeniably affected by addiction, and this system also influences the addict's choices. 

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How to Recognize Triggers and Subsequent Warning Signs of Relapse

How to Recognize Triggers and Subsequent Warning Signs of Relapse

Warning signs of relapse are always important to pay attention to if you or a friend is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. Stressful events, such as the 2020-2021 pandemic, can be especially triggering to those who seek comfort in their addictions.

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How Tai-Chi Can Help You Resist Temptations to Drink

How Tai-Chi Can Help You Resist Temptations to Drink

If a solid half of people struggle in their first year of recovery, it's important to throw every tool you have at the challenge to resist temptations.
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The Beauty of AA Recovery Jewelry Gifts

The Beauty of AA Recovery Jewelry Gifts

15.1 million people across the United States have an issue with alcohol abuse. For some, the addiction becomes so severe that they seek treatment. One of the things that they learn in treatment is the importance of attending Alcoholics Anonymous or AA.
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The Importance of Goal Setting on Sobriety

The Importance of Goal Setting on Sobriety

Anyone who has ever achieved any measure of success has set goals to motivate them and direct their efforts. Overcoming addiction can be a long and difficult road, at times it will probably seem impossible.
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The Mental Battle Against Alcohol Cravings

The Mental Battle Against Alcohol Cravings

In the U.S., about 50% of individuals treated for alcoholism relapse within a year after treatment. While this is an unfortunate statistic, it reveals some truths about alcohol recovery. 
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It's Okay to Ask for Help With Sobriety

It's Okay to Ask for Help With Sobriety

It's Okay to Ask for Help With Sobriety Alcohol use disorder is a disease. But like any disease, you can cure it.  More than  14 million Americans  have alcohol use disorder. They come from every walk of life. But alcohol use
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The Importance of Self Motivation in a Sober Life

The Importance of Self Motivation in a Sober Life

Here are the facts ...If you stay sober for more than a year your chances of relapse go down by half and after 5 years, you have less than a 15% chance of relapsing. With that being  
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How to Find Peace in Sobriety

How to Find Peace in Sobriety

How to Find Peace in Sobriety After 5 years of sobriety, your  chances of relapse  are only 15%. The recovery journey is not an easy road, but it can be done and you can find peace in your sober life. This article is going to
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5 Ways to Stay Sober During the Holiday Season

5 Ways to Stay Sober During the Holiday Season

5 Ways to Stay Sober During the Holiday Season The holidays are joyous—and let's face it, stressful. A study found that  88 percent of Americans  feel stress during the holidays. Don't let this extra stress test your sobriety.
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Can Meditation Therapy Help With An Addiction?

Can Meditation Therapy Help With An Addiction?

You likely already know that there are certain things you can incorporate into your routine to help with your addiction.
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How to Find the Root Causes of Addiction Problems

How to Find the Root Causes of Addiction Problems

Addiction is a complex and complicated issue.
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A Parents Guide to Helping Alcoholic Children

A Parents Guide to Helping Alcoholic Children

Underage drinking is more common than we like to think. While many teens have the odd drink or two out of standard teenage rebellion or just at a social event with friends, it is possible for them to develop alcohol problems, just like anyone else
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Should I Try to Get My Spouse to Go to Al Anon?

Should I Try to Get My Spouse to Go to Al Anon?

Should I Try to Get My Spouse to Go to Al Anon? Should I Try to Get My Spouse to Go to Al Anon? You are going through the steps in AA, and that's great. Now, you want to know if you should try to encourage your spouse to go to Al Anon. Have
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Keep Coming Back: 7 Inspiring Sobriety Journal Prompts for Your Recovery Journey

Keep Coming Back: 7 Inspiring Sobriety Journal Prompts for Your Recovery Journey

The sobriety journey isn't an easy one, but it is one that you should be proud of. Things will come and go in waves, but keeping a sobriety journal can help to keep yourself on track and help you remember why you wanted to heal in the first place
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Going Sober Alone: 5 Resources to Help You Stay Sober While in Isolation

Going Sober Alone: 5 Resources to Help You Stay Sober While in Isolation

Approximately 14.4 million people in the United States struggle with alcohol abuse, and only 7.9 percent receive treatment. 

If you're someone who has worked hard to overcome addiction, then you know how challenging recovering in isolation can be. 

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Going Sober Alone: 5 Resources to Help You Stay Sober While in Isolation

Going Sober Alone: 5 Resources to Help You Stay Sober While in Isolation

Approximately 14.4 million people in the United States struggle with alcohol abuse, and only 7.9 percent receive treatment. 

If you're someone who has worked hard to overcome addiction, then you know how challenging recovering in isolation can be. 

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Alcohol and Exercise: How Exercise Can Help You Overcome Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol and Exercise: How Exercise Can Help You Overcome Alcohol Addiction

Everyone has an addiction to something. That addiction may be videogames, collecting food, or alcohol.

When you crave something, it is hard to quit. Still, when you want it bad enough, you somehow do it.

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The Party Goes On: 4 Must-Have Party Tips to Help You Help You Through the Night

The Party Goes On: 4 Must-Have Party Tips to Help You Help You Through the Night

At some point, most people in recovery will face the challenge of staying sober at a party.

If you're early on in your process, it's best to avoid parties completely. After all, sobriety is hard enough as it is without being surrounded by alcohol. If you've been sober for a few years, though, you should be more comfortable with parties.

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Doing AA During Quarantine: The 5 Big Benefits of AA Phone Meetings

Doing AA During Quarantine: The 5 Big Benefits of AA Phone Meetings

The coronavirus crisis has hit everyone hard, but for those struggling with alcoholism, this pandemic has brought on unique challenges.  Social distancing means that the lifeblood of the Alcoholics Anonymous program has been fundamentally changed. 

As daily life has changed recently, we've all been forced to think about the role of human interactions in our lives. For many recovering alcoholics, the fellowship they find at in-person meetings plays a crucial in their continued sobriety.  

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What Is Al-Anon? Should I Recommend It to My Family?

What Is Al-Anon? Should I Recommend It to My Family?

Over 14.4 million adults suffer from alcohol use disorder each year. But they aren't the only ones who are suffering.

Family members and friends of those who have alcoholism also experience pain and suffering. There's Alcoholics Anonymous for alcoholics, but what is there for loved ones?

There's Al-Anon.

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What to Expect From Your First AA Meeting

What to Expect From Your First AA Meeting

The 12-step program has been around for almost 100 years. In fact, the first AA meeting took place in 1935, three years before Alcoholics Anonymous became the official name of the organization. AA was publicly founded in 1938 by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, two men who struggled with alcoholism themselves.

Keep reading for a breakdown of what to expect at your first AA meeting.

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The Increasing Popularity of Sober Bars: What Are They Exactly?

The Increasing Popularity of Sober Bars: What Are They Exactly?

One of the hardest parts about getting sober is losing out on the social aspects of drinking. But more and more people are figuring out how to go to the bar without getting drunk.

That's in part thanks to sober bars. When you go to a sober bar, you're getting the same environment minus all the alcohol. You're drinking mocktails instead of cocktails. 

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6 Tips for Dating a Recovering Alcoholic in AA (When You Are Not)

6 Tips for Dating a Recovering Alcoholic in AA (When You Are Not)

Things are going great on your date. The chemistry is there, you're laughing, you have plenty in common. Then they drop the bomb: they are an alcoholic who's gotten sober. 

Is this a dealbreaker? Maybe, maybe not. Dating a recovering alcoholic can present some problems, but it's not an insurmountable hurdle. 

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Are You Living With an Alcoholic? 5 Ways to Make Life Easier

Are You Living With an Alcoholic? 5 Ways to Make Life Easier

One in eight American adults, or 12.7% of our country's population, have an alcohol use disorder. Alcoholism doesn't only affect the person holding the bottle, though. If you're living with an alcoholic, chances are, you've felt the strain yourself. 

Loving an alcoholic isn't always easy. While they can benefit from your support, your health and happiness matter too.

Find the balance with these five tips on how to live with an alcoholic. These tips can make your life a little easier.

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What No One Tells You About Getting Sober

What No One Tells You About Getting Sober

There's no doubt about it- getting sober is hard work. For many people, it improves relationships, health and it can put you back on track with your career. There are so many positives to getting sober that the negatives aren't often talked about. 

If you think you need to give up alcohol, or you're currently taking part in a sobriety program, here are some of the things that you may not know.

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How to Get Through Your First Days Sober

How to Get Through Your First Days Sober

If you have made the powerful and life-changing decision to quit drinking, then congratulations are in order. These first few days sober will be the beginning of a happier, healthier, and longer life.

However, the first few days can also be the most challenging for any struggling alcoholic. Immediately after you stop drinking is when your body will feel the most severe symptoms and withdrawal effects.

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Alcoholics Anonymous Medallions: How They Help in Recovery And What They Are

Alcoholics Anonymous Medallions: How They Help in Recovery And What They Are

The decision to get sober is a defining moment in an addict's life. But staying sober isn't easy. No matter how far into recovery someone is, they face temptation and their demons every day of their lives.

Anything that can help ease this process is a welcome addition during that journey. Keep reading to learn why Alcoholics Anonymous medallions help addicts stay clean and sober.

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What Are AA Tokens, Anyway?

What Are AA Tokens, Anyway?

Alcoholics Anonymous began in 1939. Today, there are over 2 million successfully recovering members of Alcoholics Anonymous in more than 180 countries.

You might have heard of the 12 steps of AA, but have you heard about AA tokens?

Read on to learn what these are, how they are earned and their significance

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What Are The Different Types Of AA Sobriety Medallions?

What Are The Different Types Of AA Sobriety Medallions?

The road to recovery can be long and difficult. But recovering from alcohol addiction is going to fix a lot of problems and make you feel better. Alcoholics Anonymous medallions are a great way to show others the progress you've made and are a good reminder of how far you've come. 
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Why Do Members Carry AA Recovery Coins Around?

Why Do Members Carry AA Recovery Coins Around?

AA recovery coins are a physical reminder of an amazing spiritual achievement. After staying sober for a significant period of time, many people in recovery choose to commemorate their accomplishment with one of these special coins.
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What To Do With AA Recovery Chips And What Are They For?

What To Do With AA Recovery Chips And What Are They For?

Alcohol has long caused a public health crisis. In fact, one out of every eight Americans has an alcohol use disorder. That is more than 12% of the entire population. 
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7 AA Slogans With Incredibly Profound Meanings

7 AA Slogans With Incredibly Profound Meanings

AA has been around for roughly 85 years and some of their slogans and sayings have been around just as long. It's no surprise that some of these AA slogans have a lot of power and meaning behind them.
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5 Warning Signs of Alcohol Relapse

5 Warning Signs of Alcohol Relapse

Substance abuse is a serious issue that millions of people struggle with on a daily basis. And while many alcoholics strive toward sobriety, the path to recovery is never easy.
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The 12 Spiritual Principles of AA Explained

The 12 Spiritual Principles of AA Explained

Contrary to what a lot of people think, the spirituality part of AA does not mean you have to be a Christian. The spiritual principles of AA cater to people of any faith. People have tried to understand spirituality and self-awareness for as long as we've been around, so it's understandable if you're looking for some guidance and information. Keep reading to learn about the principles of alcoholics anonymous.
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Speaking up to Break the Stigma of Addiction and Mental Health

Speaking up to Break the Stigma of Addiction and Mental Health

Although mental health and addiction are a popular topic of public conversation today, there are still many people who treat those who suffer from these conditions differently. Despite the fact that addiction is accepted as a disease by the medical community, much of society still rejects this idea. Instead, many view addiction as a choice. After all, I chose to say yes when I was offered heroin for the first time, and I chose to do it a second time, right?
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9 Things to Do Instead of Drinking When Times Get Tough

9 Things to Do Instead of Drinking When Times Get Tough

In the United States, about 15 million people struggle with alcoholism. You may feel like you're alone in your recovery journey, but you're not. Healthy habits are key to your recovery. Read on for nine things to do instead of drinking when things get difficult in your life.
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Finding Peace: 5 Benefits of Using Meditation During Addiction Recovery

Finding Peace: 5 Benefits of Using Meditation During Addiction Recovery

One of the major aspects of having a successful recovery is learning how to properly manage stress. In the past, during stressful moments you may have turned towards substances to try to escape these overwhelming feelings, which of course wasn’t a permanent solution. As you learned that substance abuse only leads to self-destructive behavior and short term relief you made the first step of deciding to walk down the path to sobriety.
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Good Mental Health Tips and Tricks While Maintaining Sobriety

Good Mental Health Tips and Tricks While Maintaining Sobriety

Are you able to maintain good mental health while staying sober? It can be challenging and the threats of depression and anxiety are real and persistent. What tips and tricks can you use help? How can you fight back and fight for positive mental health? If you or a loved one is looking for a guide on how to maintain good mental health while maintaining your sobriety, this read is for you.
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The Many Mental Health Benefits of Not Drinking Alcohol

The Many Mental Health Benefits of Not Drinking Alcohol

One thing is certain; alcohol abuse is associated with mental health issues. But there is hope! By abstaining, your brain has a chance to heal and renew. Curious about the positive changes to your mental health once you quit drinking? Keep reading to discover many of the benefits of not drinking alcohol.
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How Group Support Systems Help Maintain Sobriety

How Group Support Systems Help Maintain Sobriety

While in treatment, people in recovery from addiction often have several support systems to help maintain sobriety. Once someone has completed a treatment program and returns to “the real world,” it can be challenging to receive the same level of support. Life in recovery can sometimes be isolating or lonely, but it doesn’t have to be.
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10 Group Activities For Recovering Addicts

10 Group Activities For Recovering Addicts

Part of the process is trying to resist cravings while finding other habits to occupy your mind and time with. For example, you should let yourself inspired by the following sober group activities and try them with your friends.
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Alcohol and Mental Health: 4 Co-Occurring Disorders You May Encounter

Alcohol and Mental Health: 4 Co-Occurring Disorders You May Encounter

Alcohol and Mental Health: 4 Co-Occurring Disorders You May Encounter

4 Co-Occurring Disorders You May Encounter

Dealing with alcoholism is already tough as it is, but it becomes a whole different game when co-occurring disorders become involved. Here are 4 co-occurring disorders you or a loved one may encounter on their road to recovery.

Alcohol addiction often accompanies additional underlying mental and anxiety disorders or co-occurring disorders.

A 1990 survey reported 53% of people with substance addiction had a co-occurring disorder.

It's not uncommon to seek treatment for alcohol and mental health simultaneously.

However, co-occurring disorders often go undiagnosed and so can be difficult to manage.

Alcohol and mental health affect each other, as many people with undiagnosed disorders self-medicate with alcohol and other substances to manage their symptoms.

Here's how to tell if you or a loved one has a co-occurring disorder and how to get help.

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8 Tips for Rebuilding Self Esteem in Addiction Recovery

8 Tips for Rebuilding Self Esteem in Addiction Recovery

No matter how far along you are on your path to recovery, it's vital to set aside time to focus on yourself and reclaiming your self-esteem.

Addiction can strip us of our sense of self-worth. When we feel bad about ourselves seeking outside help and trying to better our lives may not feel like a battle worth fighting.

It is for this reason that rebuilding your self-esteem is a vital part of the recovery process.

Unsure of how to take back your sense of self-confidence and respect?

Here are eight tips to help you begin rebuilding self esteem as you continue working toward your recovery from addiction.


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Sobriety is all about gaining a new perspective on life. Living sober means increased health. It means you're at a great place in life!
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