Tag Archives: sober

“Somehow, by the grace of God, I found my way to Fairbanks.”

INDIANA BUSINESS OWNER GIVES BACK TO FAIRBANKS FOR BEING THERE AT HIS TIME OF NEED. There are many reasons for supporting the mission of Fairbanks. For some, it’s just one of many worthwhile charitable causes. But for others, such as one Indiana business owner, it’s a heartfelt way of giving back, a repayment for the gift of sobriety af...

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35 years sober. And grateful for every minute.

SPECIAL NOTE: In 2020, Fairbanks will mark our 75th year of helping individuals live in recovery. It’s fitting then, that the first blog post of the year celebrates 35 years of sobriety from one of our amazing alumni, Jerry Conner.  35 YEARS LATER, JERRY CONNER CONTINUES TO CELEBRATE THOSE WHO LED HIM TO FAIRBANKS. Police work is dangerous a...

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The secret of maintaining your sobriety

So, maybe you’re new to recovery. Perhaps you’ve just finished withdrawal and have achieved momentary sobriety. You may be feeling great! Or, you may feel daunted by the road ahead. Your next question just might be: ‘How do I maintain long term sobriety?’ The truth is that there is no easy answer to this question. We all live different sob...

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To drink or not to drink around sober people

Addiction is a three-fold illness: “Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s.” Or at least so goes the common jest among some recovering persons this time of year. This witticism, however, reflects a more serious challenge that is faced by many recovering people as the holiday season festivities heat up and drinking takes a central and increa...

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If you choose to be sober, do what you can to protect others

December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month. We know the holiday season is the time for many people to indulge in drinking alcohol well beyond moderate levels, or engage in drug use that can easily shift into an overdose. In fact, the National Association of Drug Court Professionals describes this month as “one of the deadlies...

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