There’s plenty of bad news lately: War, inflation, political disarray, and social strife. We need only turn on the TV or open a news website to think the world is ending. With those of us recovering from alcoholism and addiction,… Read More »How to Keep Hope in Sobriety During Difficult Times
The initial reaction when someone tells us to “take it one day at a time” It’s easy to think we should live 100% in the moment when we hear “take it one day at a time.” We learn that this… Read More »Does “one day at a time” mean we can’t plan for the future?
Some 12 step members have a terrible habit of recommending that newcomers stop taking their psychiatric medications. They think you’re not sober if you “depend on pills every day.” They even go so far as to suggest that you shouldn’t… Read More »Why Twelve Step Program Members Shouldn’t Advise You on Psychiatric Medications
The 12 Steps don’t “weed out” the non-believers or big book thumping die-hards. I was drawn to the rooms because I could see others like me and thought the ways I thought. I was skeptical at first. Homeless members were… Read More »Inclusive and Powerful: Why the Rooms are For Everyone