In this new series of short blog stories, we take you through the 12-steps of Alcoholics Anonymous from our own personal experience. Each month, we’ll highlight the step and go in to how we personally deal with each of these moments in our journey. Step One: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol and that our […]Read more "Step One – Powerless and Unmanageable"
What it was Like. What Happened. What it’s Like Now. “And all the while I feel like I’m standing in the middle of a crowded room, screaming at the top of my lungs, and no one even looks up.” I remember watching Titanic as a kid, empathizing with Rose and her emotional turmoil. Growing up, […]Read more "Beauty for Ashes"
Eight years ago, I decided to dramatically change my life. I was done, I had completely surrendered. I put my hands up in the air and said, “I give up, I can’t do this anymore. I can’t continue living like this.” I was struggling everyday with a severe alcohol and drug addiction. I had been […]Read more "How To Enjoy Life Sober Without Drinking!"
Hey sober super fans! Thanks for the love and support for Sober Cards. Look at the attention Sober Cards are getting. They have become the GO-To resource for helping people get sober and stay sober. Thank you to our friends at Renew Magazine. Please let us know how these Sober Cards have helped you! http://www.reneweveryday.com/playing-cards-sober/Read more "Sober Cards Getting Some Love!"
The Serenity Prayer God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Amen The Prayer of St. Francis Lord make me an instrument of your peace Where there is hatred let me sow love Where there is injury, pardon Where […]Read more "Two Prayers to Start Your Day"
I was the nightclub drunk and drug addict. I had all the ‘friends’ that a guy wanted. I knew all the doormen and never had to wait in line, I thought I had everything I needed. I wanted to be out in the scene every night with the most ‘popular’ people, at the best table, […]Read more "What Would Your Sober Life Look Like?"
My name is Ashley K., I am a recovering addict. I have been sober for 2.5 years. My life is pretty great for the most part. But it wasn’t always that way. I grew up in Southern California, with two parents, neither of whom are addicts or alcoholics. I grew up in church, I am […]Read more "A Wild Ride Through the Mud Turns In To Hope and Happiness"
One thing we don’t often think about when getting sober is what we’ll do with our friendships. In the beginning, we’re just trying to live one day at a time sans drugs and alcohol. Then we move on to dealing with our emotions and coping with day-to-day life – showing up for our job, our personal responsibilities, […]Read more "What To Do With Old Party Friends"
The Answer is: Too many to count, unfortunately! That question weighed heavy on my mind while I was in treatment. I guessed I had probably lost count after a hundred and that was before I got into my late twenties. I am an alcoholic, a drug addict, a child of an alcoholic and drug addict, […]Read more "How Many Times Can a Son Break His Mom’s Heart?"
The Top 10 Sobriety Gifts to Give Your Favorite Recovering Addict or Alcoholic By Megan Someone you love is celebrating a sobriety anniversary (thank God, right!?), and you want to get them something to mark their special day. Whether you’re a supportive friend or family member, a sponsor whose sponsee is finally getting that one year, or just another […]Read more "The Top 10 Sobriety Gifts to Give Your Favorite Recovering Addict or Alcoholic"