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Sobriety And Depression: Startling Facts Of Early Recovery

Can Sobriety Cause Depression? One of the best descriptions I’ve ever encountered of early sobriety is relevant here: “a steady low-level depression and a persistent gut-wrenching impending-doomism.”  Sobriety and depression are undeniably connected, particularly in early sobriety. Runs contrary to the pink cloud version often erroneously held, doesn’t it? The truth is depression, alcoholism, anxiety, … Read More


3 Reasons The Irrationality Of Alcoholics Anonymous Is Laughable

Why does addiction recovery have a mysterious air about it? Science can perform freaking heart transplants and more or less control behavior by manipulating chemical impulses in the brain – yet millions die each year from addiction.  We can use an ultrasound machine and leverage sound to create a visual image (that’s sheer madness) yet … Read More

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Can An Alcoholic Become A Social Drinker? The Devastating Truth

The sober path is chosen due to a variety of factors. Some folks decide to stop because of financial strain, emotional turmoil, or failing physical health. For others, they just don’t like how alcohol makes them feel, it’s simply run its course. However, there is a subset of this population that quitting becomes an absolute … Read More

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Step 12 AA: Smash The Delusion!

“Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.” Step 12 AA Step 12 Mandate #1: Carry This Message You know what grinds my gears? When you ask “what’s the message?” to any member of Alcoholics Anonymous you … Read More


AA Step 11: First Fruits Of Emotional Stability

“Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.”-AA Step 11 I struggled to find whose words best conveyed the punch-you-right-in-the-kisser confrontation of the eleventh step. I decided to go with Bill … Read More