How to Stay Sober on New Year’s Eve – A Guide for Those in Early Recovery

Are you wondering how you will get through your first New Year’s Eve without drinking or drugs? These suggestions, based on my years of experience with people in early sobriety, may help you.. It is important to plan ahead of time for the holidays, because, like the proverb goes, “If you fail to plan, you … More How to Stay Sober on New Year’s Eve – A Guide for Those in Early Recovery

Anger: When Management is Not the Answer

Many people have already tried a variety of anger control strategies, and the strategies have failed, leading to a sense of powerlessness and inadequacy. Most wish that their anger would just go away, but it seems that the more they try to suppress it, ignore it, disown it, detach themselves from it or punish it, the more out of control the anger seems to become, and the more often it shows up…one must first learn not see anger as an adversary that one tries to subjugate or suppress, but as a manifestation of suffering that deserves to be acknowledged and validated. … More Anger: When Management is Not the Answer