Staying Sober Through Service

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May 16, 2012

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Staying Sober Through Service

It is in the shelter of each other that the people live.

– Irish proverb –

Staying Sober Through Service

What does making coffee at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings have to do with staying sober? A whole lot, according to recent studies that show that the physical and psychological benefits of service also benefit those with addictions. Addicts who help others, even in small ways – such as calling other Alcoholics Anonymous members to remind them about meetings or making coffee – can significantly improve their chances of staying sober and avoiding relapse. The story of Victor M., as told in this article from the Greater Good Science Center, highlights one man’s journey from addition to sobriety through small and simple acts of kindness. And for Victor, the rewards extend beyond being sober for five years: “I get to watch guys get better – there’s nothing better than that.” { read more }

Be The Change

Reflect on your own addictions, minor or major; does increasing the level of service in your own life have a positive effect?

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