Keeping it Simple- In Recovery

Keeping it simple in recovery. Simplicity is the operating principle of the program and of the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. Without it neither would work. Hence Dr. Bob’s last words to Bill. The need for simplicity arises from the fact that what we are dealing...

Principles and Practice

In 1958 Bill W. penned an article in the AA Grapevine in which he confesses that, like many alcoholics with long-term sobriety, the joy of living had eluded him. Like them, he had failed to grow spiritually and emotionally and still lacked in emotional sobriety. For...

emotional sobriety

  The relationship between spiritual recovery and emotional sobriety is probably a gray area for most of us. There may be three reasons for this, all intimately related.  One, we are not clear on what, practically speaking, a spiritual awakening is. The very idea of...

The Daily Disciplines of Recovery

Looking first at what is meant by a discipline, we find that the term comes from a Latin word from which we get our word disciple, meaning pupil or student, that is, one who follows or adheres to a given set of teachings or course of learning or training. Gaining...

The importance of Sober Living

The importance of Sober Living

The Importance of Sober Living in Recovery Sober living homes can add a lot to the success of any addiction recovery process. These houses offer the best chances for recovery because they allow you to re-adjust to life at your own pace. Instead of going through detox,...