Working the 12 Steps of AA is arguably the best thing that has ever happened to me. I often think about the greatest people I have met in Alcoholics Anonymous. The list is so long it would take me days to write out everyone’s name. Truth is, there are so many wonderful people in AA. […]Read more "How To Work the 12 Steps of AA With Your Sponsee"
When I start to miss meetings, I start to get complacent and uneasy. These feelings are often followed by drunk dreams, or what I call relapse dreams. Not the, ‘oh I had a random drinking dream.’ These are the dreams that are so vivid and so full of the fun and excitement that was once […]Read more "What do Relapse Dreams Mean?"
Fun in sobriety can sometimes feel like an impossibility. However, with a little imagination, positive support from friends and family, there are countless ways that you can have fun while sober. After all, we’re not a glum lot! After a decade of sobriety, activities that don’t involve alcohol have become commonplace for me, but I […]Read more "Fun in Sobriety – Top 10 Ways and More"
My secret was that I was a certified addict struggling with alcoholism. I didn’t want anyone to know, yet everyone that knew me and saw me, understood one thing: I was out of control. So what did I do? I moved from Kansas City to Los Angeles to get away from it all. Mainly, I […]Read more "This All-American City Caused My Alcoholism!"
Today I have been sober for 9 years. That’s 108 months, 3,288 days and 78,895 hours It’s quite incredible if you think about it. I don’t write that to boast, brag or promote my accomplishment. I write it, because 9 years ago, I didn’t know there was any sort of life outside alcohol and drugs. […]Read more "Today Is My 9-Year Sober Birthday"
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"