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Focusing On Sobriety

By Steve B. There has been a lot said here lately about sobriety and relapse.  A lot of this takes the form of confessions, explanations, and remedies. The remedies I am reading here seem to involve pharmacology, psychology, or the distraction of keeping busy in one way or another. At the present time, I haven’t […]

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Recovery Is a Process

By Ron C. The state of recovery isn’t an end state of not using … it is a process of sobriety, relapse, success, failure, joy and pain… and a lot of work If we could all realize that we are addicts and that not using was the answer … and could do that … this […]

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Laying the Past to Rest

By Pippa M. This evening my husband and I came home from 3 days in the north of the country on a game farm. It was a strange thing, being there, not 100 km from where I spent most of my childhood, riding through the Kalahari bush that I had not seen in nearly 30 […]

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My Sobriety is a Treasure

By Lisa P. Well, who said the exhilaration was going to wear off? I still get a particular thrill out of being sober. I heard something about “rose colored glasses” and similar nonsense at AA meetings. When it didn’t wear off for me, people in my aftercare class did their standard — told me I […]

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