How Do We Recovery: Surrender vs. Compliance
Addiction is a war within ourselves—it’s a struggle for control and to manage our lives the way we know how to, which is with drugs and alcohol. Surrendering is a critical step to win this war. It’s when we realize that we can’t be the…
Getting Around God: How Non-Believers Stay Sober
The non-religious population has increased over the years, including those in recovery. According to Pew Research, over 13 million Americans have said they are agnostic or atheist and over 33 million do not practice any particular religion. Hearing “God” or prayers around the rooms of…
Developing Coping Skills in Recovery
Regaining a social life and engaging in normal activities can be challenging in sobriety. “Regular” activities such as going out for dinner, going to a party, attending a concert, a wedding, dating and handling conflicts at work can feel like entirely new territory to us….
Author – Chris Howard
Chris Howard is the Founder and Director of Ethos Recovery. He has a B.A. in Psychology from UCLA and has served as a community advocate/mentor for men and women in recovery since 2010.