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

New Study Shows Benefits of CBT alone vs. SSRI’s or Combos

I am not a medical professional but I try to read as many relevant studies as I can in the areas of depression, anxiety, and addiction and recovery. As someone who suffers from panic disorder and addiction, many aspects of both afflictions seem co-productive to me. Anyway, a recent study has come out that suggests… Continue reading New Study Shows Benefits of CBT alone vs. SSRI’s or Combos