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Stopping drinking is the master password, but it is not enough.

The emotional reconstruction that led me to decay occurs day by day. The breaking...


How I finally started recovery

This story was shared by a SoberTool user on: September 20, 2016 09:27 I was "in...


If you walk 25 miles into the woods, you need to walk 25 miles out of the woods

Don't expect life to be perfect just because you stopped using.  There will be consequences...


Peel away the onion skin

Peel away the onion skin. The process of recovery is to shed defenses, fears and...


Making Amends doesn't just mean saying you're sorry.

Amends are changes. If you only say you're sorry, and do the same act again, you...


Just because Daddy and Mommy said so doesn't make it right.

So many alcoholics and addicts come from severely dysfunctional families. Yet, we...


"It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory. "~ W. Edwards Deming

The stages of change have been described as  precontemplation, contemplation, readiness,...


We came, we came to and we came to believe

As we engage in treatment and come to meetings, we see if we can relate to the experiences,...


If I grade my own paper, I'll get an "A" every time

Stick with the winners. Winners are those who are staying sober and serene. Ask them...


The person I was will drink again

Even if you feel confident that you won't pick up the first drug, you still need...