Seen & Heard: Service Is Important in Recovery

I recently saw a tweet that said this: “I said I was good and didn’t need to go to a meeting. My sponsor said, ‘Really? What about everyone else?’” A big part of going to meetings is meant to help us maintain our own sobriety. But AA works because it is one alcoholic helping another. … Continue reading Seen & Heard: Service Is Important in Recovery

Avoidance in Addiction Recovery

I talked to my sponsor a few weeks ago about a character defect I’m working on. I have a problem with not keeping in touch with friends or family who aren’t nearby. I genuinely have the best intentions, but I just don’t do it very well. And the more time passes, the harder it is … Continue reading Avoidance in Addiction Recovery

Am I a Dry Drunk?

In addiction recovery, complacency breeds old behavior, which can quickly lead to unnecessary problems, including relapse. The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous explains complacency on page 85. It says, “It is easy to let up on the spiritual program of action and rest on our laurels. We are headed for trouble if we do, for … Continue reading Am I a Dry Drunk?