There are no promises of happiness in sobriety.
What we are offered in Alcoholics Anonymous are the tools to make ourselves happy, and these tools are manual. You’ll need to sort of work as an apprentice and be guided along by someone who has much more experience. In AA that’s called the Sponsor/Sponsee relationship. Just remember that you have to want sobriety and you have to want happiness.
Earlier I wrote a post about coping with depression in anxiety. This is a perfect example of how to use the tools. Here’s a snippet to get you started.
And here is where you can find the full post!
I still hit about 3-4 meetings a week. I’d say the average is two a week because there are times when this just doesn’t happen though. There are some life events that come about and I simply choose them over a meeting. But, make no mistake…I will not go more than a week without at least ONE meeting. If it happens, as I am not perfect, I feel my life begin to gust. I know where my life is headed so I get to a meeting. (That’s the addiction advice I offer today!) Continue reading
So now you’ve made it to Day 90 of Sobriety. Congratulations on such an amazing accomplishment. Truly, three full months of sobriety is nothing to shake a stick at. For me, I never thought the day would get there when I could get up and take my 90 Day Sobriety Chip, but I followed the Sober Tips of some great people in and out of the twelve step program and I made it.
As I like to say, now you need to get to the next day. Sure, it’s pretty much just like the days in the past, but if you’ve been hitting meetings each day, some of us mostly nights, you might be itching to skip a meeting and find some other fun thing to do. There are plenty of sober activities to enjoy, so take those one day at a time as well. Continue reading
If you’ve come to my new site by accident, or maybe you’ve been following my sober blog over at Pat Moore Foundation, the fact is is that you are here. And for that, I am grateful. Yes, I am grateful my words can possibly affect people in a positive way. Although some may not agree with what I say, I can tell you that these sober tips have worked for me. I find them the easiest to live by in my daily life. I’ve taken the time to break them into three parts, which I will post separately. They are set up like this: One, for beginners in the first 90 days; Two, for semi-beginners from 91-365 days; and Three, for sober people who are more than a year. The reason I’ve done this is because we all face different challenges along the way and with those challenges come responsibilities to yourself and to others around you. Here they are: Continue reading