5 Tips for a Sober Christmas Season

Maintaining sobriety through the holidays can be a challenge, especially early in sobriety.  I know an “old timer” that says, “Going to a holiday gathering this time of the year in ... Read More →

Tricks of the Trade: How Trading Addictions Impacts Sobriety

Some years ago I owned a restaurant. My produce supplier and I became fast friends, hitting it off right away.   Sometimes on weekends, his wife would sometimes accompany him on deliveries.  They both ... Read More →

Gratitude Week: Tradition 5 and a Chance to Help Others

"What then could be more appropriate than to set aside Thanksgiving week for discussion of the practical and spiritual values to be discovered in our Traditions?” –Bill W. November is Gratitude Month, a ... Read More →

10 Best Apps for Recovery

In the last few decades, technology has changed the way we do almost everything, even the way we maintain our sobriety. From having the Big Book right on your phone to a down to the ... Read More →

Do I Have to Believe in God to Recover from Addiction?

The short answer to this question is it depends—it depends on your response to questions like: How do you define God? What does it really mean to believe in something? Do you have ... Read More →

5 Books Every Addict’s Family Should Read

Making it through a loved one's addiction can be very challenging. Exploring the stories and opinions of others can help and encourage you through this period of your life. Below you will find a ... Read More →

How Remembering My Past Helps Me Protect My Future

I began drinking in my early 40s. I was a wife and a mother . . . and a complete wreck. Depression and anxiety saw me living each day in a place akin to hell. At that point ... Read More →

Dating and Recovery: When Should I Get Back in the Game?

I recently got to sit down with Lia, a counselor at Duffy’s and talk about the ups and downs of dating in early recovery. There are so many opinions out there when it ... Read More →

Powerless Over Alcohol: Experiencing the First Step of Alcoholics Anonymous

I was drowning in a riptide of addiction. It was pulling me under and leaving me helpless to fight against its powerful pull. Unmaneageable The time had finally come to try accepting that I was ... Read More →

A 336 Word Letter to Anyone in Recovery

Dear One, As you challenge yourself to stay sober, I write to you as a fellow addict. I am hoping to bring solace and a bit of comfort to your day. Of course, we do ... Read More →