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The Subtle Allure of Legalized Substances

The Subtle Allure of Legalized Substances

For people in recovery, the line between “sober” and “not sober” is typically clearly defined. Alcohol and illegal drugs are a definite no. But along the way, many of us have been faced with decisions regarding more subtle dangers such as cough syrup, cooking wine, and pain medication, to name a few. Our guest post today discusses the potential challenges engendered by the proliferation of cannabis products as they become legalized in more and more areas.

More Than Less

More Than Less

I think this sobriety recovery thing is pretty great. Even when it’s not very exciting. Even when it’s not even advancing–it’s better than feeling anxious all the time and sliding backwards like before… Even when I’m not capable of jumping onto a more positive train of thought in the moment, I can put the brakes on the negative one. And be comfortable with being uncomfortable.

Believing in a Higher Power and Praying – from an Agnostic

Believing in a Higher Power and Praying – from an Agnostic

Today, I truly believe that there is a Higher Power that cares for all of us. I still do not believe in socialized religion but that’s ok. I have admired many Christian prayers and I have been able to rely on many Buddhist teachings… I have actually been able to feel the guiding power in my life and in times of need it was always there to protect me and steer me in the right direction…

Staying Sober with Prayer

Staying Sober with Prayer

The 12-step approach to spirituality long ago proved its benefits. What’s new is that science is backing spirituality as a recovery tool—and not just the 12-step version but also a wide range of practices, including prayer itself… research [has] found that people who pray more drink less… Surrendering to a Higher Power (HP) is, in the 12-step model, essential to recovery. And there is growing scientific support for this belief…

Prayer Treatment to Welcome October

Prayer Treatment to Welcome October

As I see spooky scenes showing up, I know it is the perfect time to stand calm and courageous. As the world puts on masks, I boldly remove mine and let my light shine like the warm glow of an October dusk. Any fears or beliefs that no longer serve me gently fall away like leaves fluttering to the ground. I am grateful to know that I am in the perfect place. I know that what falls away gives space for new growth that will come at the perfect time…