Seven Things About Reaching Seven Years of Sobriety

Tuesday was technically my 7th Sobriety Anniversary but I will officially celebrate it today (with my sponsor at one of my weekly support-group meetings). I am always conflicted about sobriety anniversaries because they can both inspire, trigger, and shame people who aren’t currently maintaining sobriety. So, in that spirit, here are seven things very positive… Continue reading Seven Things About Reaching Seven Years of Sobriety

Three Reasons Shame Doesn’t Manufacture Recovery

Way too often, people claim that shame, or confrontational interventions, can be a helpful situational tool in incentivizing lasting sobriety. I absolutely cannot speak for everyone else’s experience and do not want to discount anything that has worked for others, but shame never did anything positive for me. Here are three reasons I believe that… Continue reading Three Reasons Shame Doesn’t Manufacture Recovery

My “2 Way” Faith

Before I found¬†recovery, I was an incredibly cynical person. I disdained participation in every meeting I was forced to attend, what could I possibly learn from someone else that wasn’t a waste of my time? I hated “planned”¬†group activities and the “childish” things that always came with them. I distrusted all displays of emotion and… Continue reading My “2 Way” Faith