Getting used to "being okay" in recovery

Getting used to “being okay” in recovery

Serenity is a foreign feeling. We’re likely to distrust it and rail against it. Many of us create “drama” simply to get back to what we’re accustomed to. If we can tolerate the discomfort of things going well, we come to recognize the feeling as the gateway to further growth and healing.

When Sobriety Triggers Trauma

When Sobriety Triggers Trauma

The best I’ve ever heard it spoken, “Every time I get sober I remember, and every time I remember, I get drunk.”

Freeing Ourselves from the Past

Freeing Ourselves from the Past

Despite the millions of changes that occur in the course of recovery; the last thing we change are our expectations. No matter how good things become we expect the most painful parts of our past to recur in some life-long pattern of déjà vu.