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

My Addiction Recovery Story

I was asked to share my story at one of my recovery meetings a couple of months ago. It’s been a while since I stood up in front of a bunch of people and talked about my alcoholism and getting sober, so I was nervous. It was also the first time that my daughter was … Continue reading My Addiction Recovery Story

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?