Emotional Sobriety

Why High Class Problems matter

There is a tendency nowadays by some people to avoid using the word problem and to use the word challenge instead. This has been a trend for a number of years, and has a very definite rationale behind it.

It stems from a belief that the word problem is slightly negative, and using the word challenge puts a more positive spin on it.

This is really important because it goes to the heart of people’s freedom to use language to express their life as they see it, and not as other people see it and think it should be seen !

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What is a Dry Drunk?

Dry Drunk

The term dry drunk is used a lot in AA and in recovery generally. Some people find it helpful, other people find it a bit judgmental.

Whatever it may mean to people, its real value lies in its ability to generate a sense of the need to change, and what that change actually means.

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What is Inner Child Work?

Inner Child Work

The nature of inner child work will vary widely between different people and can start in early sobriety¬† or in later recovery. People’s discovery of their inner world, and what it means to them, has a very natural sense of development, depending upon their approach to recovery.

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Gods Will or My Will?


Many people in recovery struggle with the idea of God at all, and find it even more difficult to approach or deal with the issue of what is God’s will for them as a person.

AA’s 12 steps have at their heart an understanding that a life based on self-will run riot leads to a pretty disastrous conclusion and that seeking and doing God’s will is a much healthier and more life-saving approach about how to live your life.

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What is an Adult Child and Why it Matters

The term adult child refers to an adult of any age who grew up in a home where alcoholism had been present, meaning that the child would have been seriously affected in several different ways.

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