Category Archives: Early Sobriety

These are either lessons I learned in Early Sobriety, or lessons that I wish I had.

Triggers

I’m not Dr. Phil. I’m not an addiction professional and I don’t have a single certification to my name. I’m a garden variety drunk who has found a way to stay sober through Alcoholics Anonymous. This is just my opinion … Continue reading

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Chronic Relapsers

“There’s a person, then there’s people; I don’t know which one I am. There’s a person, then there’s people; I don’t know which one I am. They say a person shows his worth To the people of the earth And … Continue reading

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Relationships in the first year – Part II

I’ve got a friend who’s trying to find herself. She’s got another third of her life left — easily — and wants to experience “Sober Intimacy”. It got me thinking more about what the common wisdom in A.A. tells us. … Continue reading

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