Are NA Beers and Kombucha Safe to Drink for Alcoholics?

So here’s a question: Is it safe for those in recovery or who are cutting out alcohol for a while to drink NA beers and/or kombucha? Now, both of these beverages contain less than 0.5% alcohol, so for some, it’s not a problem. There have been unscientific experiments where people will have 15-20 kombuchas or…

The Myth of the Functional Alcoholic

So what the heck is a “functioning alcoholic”? There is this almost epic lore about the person who can drink excessively and daily, and somehow magically keep a career, a family and a life together without getting arrested, losing their job or getting divorced. This “unicorn” of the booze-hound family tree seemingly has the best…

Signs You May Be Drinking More

Happy New Year, guys! I hope you are having a great 2020 so far! Festivities have finished and we’re all rolling into business as usual. But I wanted to share something that I know most of us have gone through at some point in our lives (and this is for those who aren’t in recovery): It’s…

Emotional Sobriety

What is emotional sobriety, and why is it so important in recovery? It’s been called the “next frontier” of recovery by Bill Wilson, and simply put, is being able to experience, confront, and accept all emotions, even the painful ones. It doesn’t mean “turning a frown upside down”, but it does mean having a healthy…