Stopping drinking alcohol is easy for some, moderately difficult for others, and very challenging for others still. Additionally, many individuals are able to quit drinking… but staying alcohol-free or sober long-term is much more difficult for them.
Popular advice is to simply work a strong Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) program, however, while AA has remarkable and unmatched results with a select percentage of the population, it doesn’t appear to be the best choice to stay alcohol-free for 100% of the population.
Due to vast differences in human values, personalities, world views, beliefs, culture, faith, desires, goals, preferences, addiction severity, level of care (LOC) needed, resources, experiences, upbringing, knowledge, addiction/recovery philosophy, access to meetings and support, IQ, EQ, and countless other variables, AA seems to work better than anything else for some individuals — yet for many other individuals, after learning about AA or trying it out, they find more resonance using different resources, evidence-based or not (or a combination of both) for staying sober off alcohol.
Since there are so many different and very unique individuals that want to remain sober from alcohol, it’s important to provide a ‘How To Stay Alcohol-Free Menu Of Options’ — and that way a person can have more treatment options, therapies, strategies, resources, and tools to choose from for navigating the challenges of remaining sober from alcohol for 30 days, 90 days, 1 year, 10 years, 20 years, or for the remainder of a person’s life (depending on their unique goals regarding alcohol consumption).
In this episode, Matt Finch covers ‘How To Stay Alcohol-Free (AF) After Quitting’ (With AA or other support groups, or without AA or other support groups, depending on the individual’s preferences).
Overview of the main topics in this episode:
- Self-Reinvention for Alcohol Recovery
- Self-Examination for Alcohol Recovery
- Examples of Timelines for Alcohol Recovery Self-Reinvention
- 4 Categories of Staying Alcohol-Free
- 16 Predictors of Staying Alcohol-Free
- How to get the most out of this episode
Links to main resources from this episode:
- Free 36-Page PDF Assessment Worksheet That Goes With This Episode
- Book Free 20-Minute Alcohol Recovery Coaching Call with Matt Finch
- Total Alcohol Recovery 2.0
Disclaimer: This episode is for informational/educational use only and does not constitute medical advice. Please consult with your physician if you believe you may have a health condition.