10 Secrets to Thrive in Recovery

Getting up and facing the new day may seem like a struggle at times. This is even truer for those of us in early recovery, especially since we haven’t yet become familiar or comfortable with a routine that helps keep us grounded in the principles of sobriety. While this can be a particularly unsettling time,…

Dos and Don’ts of Choosing a 12-Step Sponsor

Drug rehab – check. Daily 12-Step meetings – check. What’s next on the list of recovery tasks? Most experts advise, “Get a sponsor.” But why? And how? Addicts helping addicts is part of what makes AA/NA so effective. Sponsorship involves one recovering addict walking another through the Steps and helping them stay sober. A sponsor…

Hope, an Incredibly Powerful Medicine in Recovery

“There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.” – Orison Swett Marden, American writer associated with the New Thought Movement (1850-1924) Has it ever seemed as if someone we know has an immediate future that looks preordained, that catastrophe and tragedy are surely…