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Essential Coping Skills in Early Recovery

Essential Coping Skills in Early Recovery

Hindsight is 20/20. That is the only thing I can say about essential coping skills early in recovery. It is difficult to know what you need when you are first getting sober. As an alcoholic, I no longer had my coping mechanism to handle life. Dealing with the...
Fellowship in Recovery

Fellowship in Recovery

Fellowship in recovery is very important, especially early on. Getting sober is a landmark decision. You let go of an old life and start a new one. It can be scary: Will it work? Can I do it? What does life without alcohol mean? These are all questions I had when I...
How to Live a Sober Lifestyle

How to Live a Sober Lifestyle

Often, individuals embarking on the journey to recovery have reached a place where they cannot live with drugs and alcohol, but they also feel like they cannot live without it. Most people who are either considering recovery or are beginning their journey have a...
Finding Sober Friends

Finding Sober Friends

A Personal Story Finding sober friends has been a critical part of my recovery from alcoholism. It is not because I rid myself of all of the friends that I had while drinking. I have known my two closest friends for over 30 years. They have always supported me through...
Setting Boundaries for Loved Ones

Setting Boundaries for Loved Ones

A Personal Story Boundaries were nothing I knew about in addiction. I would push boundaries of others to get what I wanted and did not set my own boundaries, either. The countless times I woke up not knowing where I was or how I got there demonstrates that clearly. I...