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Sober is the New Beautiful

Recovery in a 12 Step program is not a "woke" thing or a political thing or even a religious thing. It is a feet-on-the-ground program that addresses the physical, spiritual, and emotional aspects of dependence on mind-affecting chemicals--i.e., alcoholism and drug addiction. Granted, "alcoholism" is drug addiction but for cultural reasons, it is often confused as something different. This blog will not make that mistake.  I have been clean and sober for well over 50 years now, having found the 12 Step programs at age 21. You may or may not benefit from what I have learned and this blog will attempt to share my experiences: the good, the bad, and the ugly. My experience is not only personal (recovery in several 12 Step programs), but professional also. I have a degree in Drugs and Alcohol from Metropolitan University in Denver; I am a seven times peer-viewed published researcher; I have been a deputy in law enforcement; many of my family is in recovery or still in t