Alcoholics Anonymous: The History of AA Coins

Alcoholics Anonymous: The History of AA Coins

Human beings have long attached deep meaning to a lucky charm or a comforting keepsake. Whether wearing a specific cap to a sports match or holding onto your child's first piece of art, tokens help us feel connected to something greater than ourselves.
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How to Stay Sober on a Night Out and Enjoy It

How to Stay Sober on a Night Out and Enjoy It

Did you know that Do you know that 139.8 million Americans aged 12 and up consume alcohol? 14.8 million of them, or 10.6 percent, have an alcohol use disorder.


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5 Ways to Stay Sober When You're Dealing With Grief

5 Ways to Stay Sober When You're Dealing With Grief

The latest statistics reveal that almost 15 million people over the age of 12 have Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). AUD takes a heavy physical and emotional toll.


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How to Create a Sober Living Environment at Home

How to Create a Sober Living Environment at Home

A study found that those who have stayed sober for five years have an 85% chance of staying sober. This means those small milestones, in the beginning, are the building blocks for the rest of your alcohol-free life. To help you on your path, it's essential that you implement sober living techniques where you live.


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Sober Dating: 5 Ways to Talk to a New Partner About Being Sober and Attending AA

Sober Dating: 5 Ways to Talk to a New Partner About Being Sober and Attending AA

After getting sober, experts recommend remaining single for the first year. This new journey introduces people to personal struggles that require their full attention.


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How to Prepare for Your ‘Share’ as an AA Speaker

How to Prepare for Your ‘Share’ as an AA Speaker

Admitting you're struggling with addiction is an incredibly brave and difficult thing to do. But it's a necessary first step on the road to recovery. As it happens, though, the need for bravery and resilience doesn't stop there.


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AA Meeting Format: What Are the Different Types of AA Meetings?

AA Meeting Format: What Are the Different Types of AA Meetings?

Help is coming your way. A 2020 meta-analysis of 27 studies found that AA meetings create long-term recovery solutions for alcohol use disorder. 
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How to Start an AA Meeting or Group in Your Area

How to Start an AA Meeting or Group in Your Area

Keeping up with your AA meetings helps you stay sober, but you hate that you have to drive so far away. The last thing you want is to rejoin the almost 15 million Americans with an alcohol use disorder.
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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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6 Restaurants to Visit in Melbourne for the 2022 National AA Convention

6 Restaurants to Visit in Melbourne for the 2022 National AA Convention

The National AA Convention of 2022 is fast approaching. This year, it's the city of Melbourne that's playing host to an inspiring weekend filled with sharing, stories, and strength. It's set to be an amazing event for all involved—with a beautiful backdrop to boot.


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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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6 Travel Tips for the 2022 National AA Convention

6 Travel Tips for the 2022 National AA Convention

What are you doing April 22nd-24th?

Every year the Alcoholics Anonymous group puts on a conference where sober people can get together and grow. This year, it's in Melbourne, Australia

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3 Early Signs of Alcohol Addiction and How to Treat Them

3 Early Signs of Alcohol Addiction and How to Treat Them

Are you concerned about alcohol addiction? Whether you have concerns about your own alcohol addiction or you have concerns about a loved one, it is important that you know that help is available. Alcohol use disorders are common these days, but not everyone is aware of the signs of alcohol addiction.


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Step 3 Alcoholics Anonymous: How to Get Started

Step 3 Alcoholics Anonymous: How to Get Started

Alcoholics Anonymous is one of the most important steps for any recovering victim of substance abuse. While rehab and therapy are also important, nothing can quite solve the unique problems that addiction poses like a support group like Alcoholics Anonymous. 


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5 Tips for Staying Sober During Your Recovery

5 Tips for Staying Sober During Your Recovery

You deserve congratulations for staying sober. As you continue your recovery, you'll probably find yourself in certain situations where you find it difficult to remain sober. That's okay, as long as you have a plan to maintain sobriety in any situation. 


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What to Expect When Joining Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings

What to Expect When Joining Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings

AA is one of the most important parts of the recovery process for anyone suffering from alcohol addiction. While interventions and rehab can help you overcome the harsh realities of addiction, it's AA that gives you the mental, emotional, and spiritual fortitude to stay sober. 


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Where to Get Alcoholics Anonymous Coins: A How-to Guide

Where to Get Alcoholics Anonymous Coins: A How-to Guide

Outsiders might see an AA coin as a membership token.

But to members, holding Alcoholic Anonymous coins tightly in the grip of our hand is like a grip on power. It's a sign of a battle over an addiction that has possibly gripped its hand around our very souls.

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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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Top 4 Great Ideas for Alcoholics Anonymous Gifts

Top 4 Great Ideas for Alcoholics Anonymous Gifts

Do you want to buy a gift for somebody recovering from alcoholism?

Give them something that shows you recognize their achievements. Only 75% of people who seek recovery from substances succeed.

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What Does an Alcoholics Anonymous Program Consist Of? A Closer Look

What Does an Alcoholics Anonymous Program Consist Of? A Closer Look

Alcoholism is the cause of three million deaths per year. It's also the leading cause of premature mortality and disability for those aged 15 to 49.
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The 12 Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous: An Overview

The 12 Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous: An Overview

Some believe that one in eight Americans is an alcoholic, but it's hard to say for sure. Differences in measuring and procedure result in a different number for almost every study.
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Alcoholics Anonymous Triangle: What Does It Mean?

Alcoholics Anonymous Triangle: What Does It Mean?

Are you wondering what the alcoholics anonymous triangle symbolizes? This is a common question for those new to alcoholics anonymous. Registered back in 1955, this has become an important symbol for those in Alcoholics Anonymous. The triangle reminds those in AA of the three key answers to the three-part disease of alcoholism.
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Looking Back: History of Alcoholics Anonymous

Looking Back: History of Alcoholics Anonymous

Today, Alcoholics Anonymous is the best-known recovery program in the world. Pick a city, and there are likely AA meetings happening there right now.


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What Are the Alcoholics Anonymous Promises? What You Should Know

What Are the Alcoholics Anonymous Promises? What You Should Know

Did you know that there are not only twelve steps involved with AA but also twelve promises? While most people have heard of twelve steps, the promises are not heard of as often, even if you may recognize them individually.
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12 Alcoholics Anonymous Steps You Should Understand

12 Alcoholics Anonymous Steps You Should Understand

Alcoholism is a very serious addiction, but if you or someone you know is suffering from it, there are steps you can take to help beat that addiction. 
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Understanding the Alcoholics Anonymous Symbol: A Guide

Understanding the Alcoholics Anonymous Symbol: A Guide

Did you know that there are 2.1 million members in alcoholic anonymous? AA is one of the largest addiction recovery programs out there. While the program is generally straightforward, its symbol is not; in fact, it often confuses people. 
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5 Reasons to Attend an AA Meeting

5 Reasons to Attend an AA Meeting

Many people utilize and rely on attending an AA meeting for their struggles with alcohol addiction. There are around 2.1 million members in AA today that credit these meetings as their reason for sobriety. 

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How to Support a Recovering Alcoholic: Some Simple Steps

How to Support a Recovering Alcoholic: Some Simple Steps

Alcohol can be a tidal wave. Three million people die due to the harmful use of alcohol every year all over the world. 

Yet alcohol is a wave that people can escape. A recovering alcoholic can take immediate steps to eliminate their dependency.

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How to Celebrate Your Sobriety Anniversary

How to Celebrate Your Sobriety Anniversary

For many former alcoholics, a sobriety anniversary is much more significant than a birthday. 

The road to sobriety can be difficult. Studies show that only 35% of people fully recover from alcohol use disorder. They either abstain from alcohol or become low-risk drinkers.

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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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AA Chip Colors and the Sobriety Milestones

AA Chip Colors and the Sobriety Milestones

The journey to sobriety is rarely a linear path. It is something that can be fraught with challenges and difficulties. 
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The Interesting History of the Sobriety Medallion

The Interesting History of the Sobriety Medallion

Taking the first step towards sobriety is difficult, but ultimately the right decision for you and your loved ones. Alcoholism is a difficult disease to battle, but ultimately recovery is possible with the support of a like-minded community. 
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Awarding an AA Chip: What to Say at This Special Moment

Awarding an AA Chip: What to Say at This Special Moment

Typical AA meetings feature groups of around 10-20 people. In these meetings, you'll share your successes and vulnerable moments with others that understand what you're going through and feeling. 


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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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A Quick Guide to the Alcohol Addiction Recovery Process

A Quick Guide to the Alcohol Addiction Recovery Process

Alcohol is prevalent in our society. It’s in commercials, restaurants, and the center of social events. With such exposure, it’s no surprise that alcohol addiction is a common problem among adults.
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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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What is an Intervention?

What is an Intervention?

The National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics reports that there have been more than 700,000 deaths in the US due to substance overdose.

If you too have a friend or family member that suffers from this same addiction, this statistic may be just too close to home.

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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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The Top Sobriety Tokens & Gifts for Recovery

The Top Sobriety Tokens & Gifts for Recovery

Are you or a loved one on a journey toward sobriety? You're not alone. Studies show that in 2017 alone, 19.7 million American adults were battling a substance use disorder.
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Top 8 Alternatives to Drinking

Top 8 Alternatives to Drinking

Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) affects almost 15 million Americans ages 12 and older. AUD is an inability to stop drinking alcohol despite the negative consequences which are often many.
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What Are AA Chips

What Are AA Chips

If you or someone you know begins a personal journey of recovery, chances are AA Chips or AA Coins will become an important part of that journey.  In this article we will introduce you to AA Chips, what they are, where did they originate, and most importantly, how you can use them on your path to recovery. 

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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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6 Ways to Display Your Sobriety Coins

6 Ways to Display Your Sobriety Coins

With every step of your recovery, you've worked hard to earn every sobriety coin. Depending upon how far along you are in recovery, you might have earned quite a few chips!
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Alcoholics Anonymous Coins: What Do they Mean?

Alcoholics Anonymous Coins: What Do they Mean?

Alcohol abuse affects 14.5 million people in the United States. Many people play down just how hard the struggle with addiction is, but that doesn't change the seriousness of the disease. 
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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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Supporting vs Enabling Someone in Addiction Recovery

Supporting vs Enabling Someone in Addiction Recovery

In 2019 alone, more than 70,000 Americans fatally overdosed on a substance. This is the worst nightmare for family and friends, and why it's so important to know the difference between supporting and enabling.
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How Do You Congratulate Someone on Their Sobriety?

How Do You Congratulate Someone on Their Sobriety?

Whether you know a recovering addict who recently got sober or you're excited to celebrate someone's 10th year of sobriety, knowing the right way to support them is crucial. Addiction recovery is hard and if you don't approach the subject with the proper care, you risk doing more harm than good. 
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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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5 Beautiful Reasons to Stay Sober No Matter What

5 Beautiful Reasons to Stay Sober No Matter What

When you're going through sobriety, it can feel like you're all alone. None of your friends or family seem to understand how powerful your cravings are or the mental battles you must endure every day.

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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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Why Understanding Addiction Is Part of the Solution

Why Understanding Addiction Is Part of the Solution

You can't fight an enemy you can't see - and the same applies to finding solutions for addiction. Understanding addiction is an essential part of coping with the condition. 

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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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5 Ways You Can Support Your Sober Friends This Holiday Season

5 Ways You Can Support Your Sober Friends This Holiday Season

The holidays are a time of cheer and family. They are also a time of stress, anxiety, and loneliness. During a normal holiday season, relapse rates for those in addiction recovery spike 150%.
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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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What Can We Learn From the Neuroscience of Addiction?

What Can We Learn From the Neuroscience of Addiction?

The human brain is a fascinating and oftentimes mysterious thing.
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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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Top 5 AA Sponsorship Tips to Help a Newcomer Through the Holidays

Top 5 AA Sponsorship Tips to Help a Newcomer Through the Holidays

Top 5 AA Sponsorship Tips to Help a Newcomer Through the Holidays Top 5 AA Sponsorship Tips to Help a Newcomer Through the Holidays The holidays can be stressful, lonely and difficult for people in recovery. Read our top AA sponsorship tips to
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5 Things to Look Forward to at the AA International Convention 2025

5 Things to Look Forward to at the AA International Convention 2025

5 Things to Look Forward to at the AA International Convention 2025 5 Things to Look Forward to at the AA International Convention 2025 Fives years may seem like a long time, but anticipation is half the fun. Find out 5 things to look forward to
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How to Stay Sober During the Holidays and COVID

How to Stay Sober During the Holidays and COVID

How to Stay Sober During the Holidays and COVID How to Stay Sober During the Holidays and COVID Read this post for all of the best information on how to stay sober during the holidays and COVID. These are great tips for staying sober.
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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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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.

Whether you are on your own or have a unit supporting you, baby steps are the key.

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Going Mobile: The Top 6 Recovery Apps For Your Smartphone

Going Mobile: The Top 6 Recovery Apps For Your Smartphone

The path to sobriety is a tough one at that. Despite all the challenges, you can make it through, even if you need some help.
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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.
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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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Going Mobile: The Top 6 Recovery Apps For Your Smartphone

Going Mobile: The Top 6 Recovery Apps For Your Smartphone

The path to sobriety is a tough one at that. Despite all the challenges, you can make it through, even if you need some help. 

Here are six great recovery apps to help you on your journey.

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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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The Top 3 Best Sobriety Blogs for Recovering Alcoholics in 2020

The Top 3 Best Sobriety Blogs for Recovering Alcoholics in 2020

An estimated 22 million Americans are in recovery from addiction, but that doesn't stop a lot from them from feeling alone.

In recent times, when social distancing is the new normal, it can be difficult to remind ourselves that the struggles we're going through are not unique. Someone, somewhere, knows how you feel.

For those who have suffered from alcohol addiction and may need support, sobriety blogs can be a great way to go.

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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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Stay in Tune: The Top 5 Best Sobriety Podcasts for Recovering Alcoholics

Stay in Tune: The Top 5 Best Sobriety Podcasts for Recovering Alcoholics

Once you've left treatment, that doesn't mean all of your hard work has come to an end. In fact, the hard work has just begun. However, there are various resources available to recovering alcoholics, including sobriety podcasts.

Podcasts that focus on sobriety are typically hosted by people that are in recovery themselves and can relate to the things you are feeling and situations you may face. A valuable part of recovery is being in contact with people that understand the path that you've taken.

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AA International Convention, Canceled: How It Affects the AA Community

AA International Convention, Canceled: How It Affects the AA Community

COVID-19 has been impacting people around the world for a couple of months now. We've seen many day-to-day activities canceled and are facing even more change in the coming months. 

While we are all hunkered down at home, it might be hard to find things to look forward to. The cancellation of the 2020 AA International Convention is certainly a blow to morale.

Are you curious about the cancellation of this year's convention? Do you want help dealing with sobriety during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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6 Travel Tips for the AA International Convention 2020

6 Travel Tips for the AA International Convention 2020

If you've been in AA for a while, chances are you've heard of or been to the AA International Convention before. However, if you're new to the program, you should count yourself lucky. This event only happens once every five years. 

Don't miss your opportunity to temporarily escape to Detroit for the AA International Convention 2020. Detroit is a wonderful city full of culture, art, authentic eateries, and more. 

However, before you leave, be sure to take note of some of our top travel tips.

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Here Are 10 Things You Won't Want to Miss for Your First AA International Convention

Here Are 10 Things You Won't Want to Miss for Your First AA International Convention

Are you ready for the AA International Conference in Detroit this year? This conference only happens every five years, so you don't want to miss it.

From hearing others' stories to seeing the beautiful city of Detroit, there are so many things to experience in and out of the big meetings.

If you've never attended an AA conference before, keep reading to find out more about what you can expect so you know how to plan your weekend.

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5 Restaurants to Not Miss While in Detroit for the 2020 International AA Convention

5 Restaurants to Not Miss While in Detroit for the 2020 International AA Convention

If you're planning on heading to Detroit for the 2020 International AA Convention, congratulations on your success. Beating any addiction can be more challenging than most people know.

However, despite any relapses, backward steps, or other negative issues along the way, here you are. As you probably know, these conventions are only held every 5 years. Take advantage of this opportunity and escape to Detroit for a while to celebrate your sobriety.

While you're there, however, be sure to enjoy yourself with the best restaurants the city has to offer. Keep reading for our top five suggestions.

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4 Things to Do in Detroit During the 2020 International AA Convention

4 Things to Do in Detroit During the 2020 International AA Convention

It's almost time for the 2020 International AA Convention in July! As you prepare to attend this amazing convention, you'll want to be prepared to enjoy your time in Detroit. The best way to ensure you make the most out of this trip is to know a few sober activities that you can take part in while there.

Receive your recovery chips and tokens, and then head over to a few awesome Detroit activities. Not sure where to begin? Continue reading below for our list of 5 awesome things to do in Detroit that are fun and sober!

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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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Everything You Need to Know About AA Sponsorship

Everything You Need to Know About AA Sponsorship

It's estimated that there are over 2 million members of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) in over 180 countries around the world.

If you've ever wondered about how to become an AA sponsor, you've come to the right place. We gathered everything you need to know about this role that's essential to the success of many members of AA.

Keep reading to learn more about AA sponsorship and to see if it's right for you.

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