Sobriety Interview With Patrick Meninga Of The Spiritual River Website

I am honored to have interviewed Patrick Meninga of The Spiritual River Website about his sobriety journey. Lap it up people! · How long have you been sober? My clean date is on January first, 2001. So I have over 8 and half years of continuous sobriety now. · How many times had you attempted…

Sobriety Quote Of The Day

Have the will to be successfully sober! “The difference between the successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will” Vince Lombardi

Sobriety Quote Of The Day – Alcohol Recovery

Ever since I quit drinking alcohol, I have really enjoyed sobriety quotes and affirmations. I wouldn’t say that they change everything in your world but they sure can help to give you perspective, pick you up when you feel down or challenge you to try and live a little differently and for the better. I…

Alcohol Related Hospital Admissions Up 70% In UK

Alcohol problems are everywhere; I came across this article about alcohol related hospital admissions in the United Kingdom. Scary stuff! Source; (healthcarerepublic) Alcohol-related hospital admissions up 70% The annual number of alcohol-related admissions to hospital in England rose by nearly 70% in five years to 863,000 in 2007/8, according to NHS Information Centre figures. One in…

A Free ebook About Alcohol and Addiction

I am so excited to announce that I have a free eBook about Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Creative Recovery for you to download. This book was written by a friend of mine, Patrick Meninga who authors the Spiritual River website about Overcoming Alcohol and Drug Addiction. This book covers; * The 2 stages of recovery and how your…

Stop Drinking Alcohol – Daily Thought

It hit me today, that I have really stopped drinking. I have quit drinking alcohol for good. I have completely given up my entire way of life. The life I was used to living for the past seventeen years is over. It is a very strange feeling. It leaves me wondering why on earth I…

How to Stop Drinking Alcohol – Different Programs

I recently did some research about which questions are most frequently asked about alcohol recovery. According to Google, during the month of April 2009, 3600 people searched “How to Stop Drinking“, quite a few!  I have collated a few of the different methods available to help you if you want to quit drinking. How to stop…

Alcohol Addiction – Dual Diagnosis Licensing

I came across this press release and thought, about time too! Treating substance abuse and mental issues at the same time makes so much sense.   I have  never been offered both,  This seems like the way to go forward… SEYMOUR, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–At least half of the 2 million Americans with severe mental illness also abuse illicit…

The Benefits Of Being Sober

When I first began writing in Recovery Princess, two of my first posts were about the advantages of being sober and 45 things you learn in the first 90 days of sobriety. In the beginning of sobriety, almost immediately, you begin to notice the positive side of what sobriety brings to your life. Throughout these early…

The Power of Crisis by Tony Robbins

The First Week Of Sobriety

THE FIRST WEEK OF SOBRIETY ~ MY EXPERIENCE After I quit drinking alcohol and made it through the first day of sobriety, I began to write often and extensively in a daily journal. Writing is therapeutic The writing was therapeutic and one of the advantages is that I can look over what I wrote back then and summarize my…

Get Sober – The First Day of Sobriety

The first day that quit drinking alcohol, I spoke to my partner early in the day and told him that I acknowledged that I had a problem with alcohol and I wanted to change. We went about our usual day (at this point, I would start drinking alcohol anywhere between 3pm and 7pm depending on what we had…

Rethinking Drinking – Alcohol Information Resource

The government has launched a new site called ‘Rethinking Drinking’. It contains  a bunch of useful resources. This will benefit the many people who have not given up drinking alcohol yet and would like to know more about their alcohol consumption and patterns. The website helps to answer questions and provide information you may have about alcohol consumption and your health,…

Inspiration For Sobriety

Life is full of so much that we have yet to discover, life is ours to create what we want. We can obtain it, through our thoughts and visions and our definite actions, there really are no limits other than the ones that we create in our own mind. Yes bad things happen and they…