Tag Archives: Stages of sobriety

  • Expect Withdrawal
    Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

    Expect Withdrawal

    Without active addiction, you must experience life, and that isn’t always easy. Substance abusers who go “cold turkey” often experience physical withdrawal – delirium tremens, fevers, chills, night-sweats, nausea,...
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  • Finding the Right 12-Step Meetings
    Saturday, June 15th, 2019

    Finding the Right 12-Step Meetings

    Decisions are easy when you know what you value. Not every 12-step sexual recovery meeting is the same. Yes, most meetings tend to follow the same basic format, based...
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  • Incremental Improvement
    Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

    Incremental Improvement

    A river cuts through a rock not because of its power, but because of its persistence. As Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu says, “The journey of a thousand miles begins...
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  • Spiritual Fitness
    Thursday, May 30th, 2019

    Spiritual Fitness

    I cannot go back and make a new start, but I can start from now and make a new end. The road of spiritual fitness narrows over time. Behaviors...
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  • The Pink Cloud
    Friday, April 19th, 2019

    The Pink Cloud

    Let your joy scream across the pain. Some sex addicts experience the opposite of withdrawal in early recovery. This is known as the honeymoon or the pink cloud. These...
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  • Sexual Sobriety May Change Over Time
    Monday, November 26th, 2018

    Sexual Sobriety May Change Over Time

    Ascent is always difficult. Descent is easy and often slippery. Sexual sobriety plans are not set in stone. In fact, we often spend a month or two (or a...
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  • Gratitude in Early Recovery
    Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

    Gratitude in Early Recovery

    Happy people are grateful for what they have, regardless of what that is. Many sex and porn addicts in early recovery (and sometimes even those with significant amounts of...
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  • Early Sobriety Can Be Uncomfortable
    Monday, November 12th, 2018

    Early Sobriety Can Be Uncomfortable

    Every flower must grow through dirt. Most sex addicts experience extreme emotional discomfort in early sobriety. And why would we not? After all, addictive sexuality has been our primary...
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