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6 Ways the Second Year of Sobriety is Different from the First Year

If your first year of sobriety was anything like mine, it was a whirlwind of excitement and new experiences – both good and bad. Honestly, my first year was a blur. I was definitely riding the pink cloud for most of it. They say everyone’s journey is their own – and I totally agree. However, . . . . Continue Reading


What is Emotional Sobriety?

When I think of emotional sobriety, the first thing that comes to mind is dealing with my feelings. I don’t know about other alcoholics and addicts, but that was definitely something I ran away from for a very long time in my addiction. I wanted to be numb to feeling any type of emotions. I . . . . Continue Reading


Self-Medication and Addiction

There are three basic models of addiction: choice, disease and self-medication. When looking at the research, the model of self-medication and addiction might be the most accurate of the three. Trauma, Self-Medication and Addiction For a while now, it has been recognized that trauma and addiction go hand-in-hand. So it’s not a stretch to say . . . . Continue Reading


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