From MLive: Emma Nagler had always dreamed her college years would be filled with wild parties, late nights and parents who would be none the wiser. By the time she arrived on campus as a college freshman in Ann Arbor three years ago, her sentiment had shifted dramatically. The concerns about where she was going … Continue reading Oh my God, there is no way I’m going to be able to do this.
Another tribe of the recovering community: When Grace McClellan attends two music festivals — Governors Ball in New York and Bonnaroo in Tennessee — this month, she will be among friends who feel more like family. Their shared bond, along with a love of live music: They’re all sober. Ms. McClellan, 31, first stopped using … Continue reading Soberoo
I teach at a local university and some years I teach on Saint Patrick's day. It's bad. Green beer starts flowing early, there are very drunk people wandering around all day, people passed out on the sidewalk, etc. Worst of all, it's the default thing to do if you're a young college student on St. … Continue reading Sober fun on St. Patty’s day
We'll wrap the tribes of the recovering community series with a few mutual aid groups for recovering clergy. Clergy Recovery Network - The Clergy Recovery Network exists to support, encourage and provide resources to religious professionals in recovery. If you are a pastor, missionary, religious professional--or a spouse of one--and you need help . . .welcome … Continue reading Tribes of the recovering community – Clergy
Narcotics Anonymous has gotten a lot of attention this week after Philip Seymour Hoffman's death, so it'll be this week's tribe: Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization with a multi-lingual and multicultural membership. NA was founded in 1953, and our membership growth was minimal during our initial twenty years as an organization. Since the … Continue reading Tribes of the recovering community
This week's tribe is Birds of a Feather International: Birds of a Feather was formed in response to the need for meeting places for pilots and cockpit crewmembers where the subjects of addiction to alcohol or drugs might be discussed with impunity and anonymity. The cultural bias concerning these subjects has prevented many pilots in … Continue reading Tribes of the Recovering Community – Birds of a Feather
This week's tribe is International Lawyers in AA: International Lawyers in Alcoholics Anonymous is a group of recovered lawyers and judges carrying the message of recovery within our profession. Our purpose is to act as a bridge between reluctant (in denial) lawyers/judges and Alcoholics Anonymous.
This week's tribe are Wellbriety Circles: Wellbriety means to be both sober and well. It means to have come through recovery from chemical dependency and to be a recovered person who is going beyond survival to thriving in his or her life and in the life of the community. The Well part of Wellbriety means to live the … Continue reading Tribes of the recovering community
This week's tribe is Dual Recovery Anonymous: Dual Recovery Anonymous™ is a 12 Step self-help program that is based on the principals of the Twelve Steps and the experiences of men and women in recovery with a dual diagnosis. The DRA program helps us recover from both our chemical dependency and our emotional or psychiatric … Continue reading Tribes of the recovering community
It's pronounced ick-ee-paw and it's the International Conference of Young People in AA. The International Conference of Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous (ICYPAA) was founded for the purpose of providing a setting for an annual celebration of sobriety among young people in AA. Since its inception, a growing group of people, who at first would … Continue reading Tribes of the Recovering Community