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...
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...
A Personal Account: 12-step recovery programs strongly encourage having a sponsor. So, what is a sponsor and do I need a sponsor? A sponsor is someone what has worked the 12-steps of a recovery program and is there to help someone else do the same thing. It is very...
To fully grasp the importance of what is a recovery community, let’s look at the definitions of the words “recovery” and “community” and see how they fit together as a foundation for success. Recovery – the act or process of recovering. the regaining of...
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