Tag Archives: sober

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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How to take a break from alcohol so you’ll actually stick with it

It’s been a while since I quit drinking (a choice I made mostly because alcohol plus a panic disorder and clinical depression either don’t mix at all, or mix all too well), but I still feel awkward sometimes at bars, and experience the occasional craving after a crummy day. Generally, I feel more secure and happier without alcohol – lar...

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