50 Things To Do Sober
Sober Courage
by Magz
11M ago
Boredom is sometimes a part of life, but it can be dangerous for someone newly sober. People who are early in recovery find themselves with more time on their hands, time that used to be spent acquiring, using, or recovering from alcohol. Oftentimes people move away from healthier habits when they are actively drinking, and ..read more
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The Year I Spent In Rehab
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by Magz
1y ago
A year sounds like a very long time to be in rehab, but that’s exactly what I did last year. My battle with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) had reached its peak and the fight became a full blown war. Why is it so hard to stay sober? I’ve done it before, but ever since I ..read more
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Relapse Stages, Triggers and Coping Skills
Sober Courage
by Magz
1y ago
A relapse is when a person returns to using drugs or alcohol after a period of sobriety. Relapses are most common in the first 90 days of sobriety and according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), relapse rates while in recovery are 40 to 60%.  There are 3 stages of a relapse: emotional ..read more
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You Are a Relapse Survivor
Sober Courage
by Magz
1y ago
Relapse is a big part of my recovery journey that has filled me with feelings of guilt and shame, two very powerful negative emotions. My guilt reflects feelings of accountability and regret for the relapses that negatively affected me and my family. The shame brings deeply painful feelings of self-unworthiness, arising from the belief that ..read more
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“12 Truths”·Anne Lamott·TED2017
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by Magz
1y ago
Anne Lamott is an American novelist and non-fiction writer. She is also a progressive political activist, public speaker, and writing teacher and a person in long term recovery from Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). Her nonfiction works are largely autobiographical. Wikipedia  In 2017 Anne Lamott recorded a Ted Talk about the 12 Truths that she knows ..read more
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Sober Courage
by Magz
1y ago
ALCOHOL USE DISORDER What was once called alcoholism, alcohol abuse, or alcohol addiction is now classified as either Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD), focusing only on alcohol use, or Substance Use Disorder (SUD), focusing on drug and alcohol use. The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) lists the diagnostic features ..read more
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Seven Days Without a Prayer Makes One Weak
Sober Courage
by Magz
2y ago
I have never been a religious person. I used to consider myself an atheist but now I consider myself more of an agnostic. Religion still boggles my mind and makes me feel uneasy. I think it’s mostly because when I was a child no one actually explained it to me and what was its purpose ..read more
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TRAUMA AND THE 12 STEPS by Jaime Marich (Book Overview)
Sober Courage
by Magz
2y ago
TRAUMA AND THE 12 STEPS, REVISED AND EXPANDED : AN INCLUSIVE GUIDE TO ENHANCING RECOVERY A research-based, trauma-informed guide to working the 12 steps for clinicians, sponsors and those in recovery About the book For some who struggle with substance addiction, a 12-step recovery model offers the  support they need when transitioning to recovery. And ..read more
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List of Online Support to Help You Stay Sober
Sober Courage
by Magz
3y ago
With the closing of all Face-to-Face meetings and Stay-at-Home orders it has been particularly difficult to stay connected to the recovery network. Many of us miss the personal connections, the many hugs and seeing our fellow travelers. But luckily today’s technology has allowed us to connect online. There is a plethora of meetings, groups and ..read more
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How To Support Someone After a Relapse
Sober Courage
by Magz
3y ago
The path toward recovery from any addiction is often not a straight line. Unfortunately, addiction relapse is quite common. According to studies, nearly half of all people who try to get sober, return to heavy drinking or drug use, and even more experience a mild slip. There are several reasons for this high number. Short ..read more
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