Caitlin Thiede

Sober Recovery Expert Author

Caitlin Thiede is a contributing writer for SoberRecovery.

Spiritual Bypass: When Light Needs Darkness

By Caitlin Thiede

If your spirituality is based on "never" saying, thinking, or doing something instead of understanding why we do those things w... Continue Reading

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Sobriety: The Latest Trend Among Millennials

By Caitlin Thiede

Data suggests the latest trend among millennials is sobriety. Continue Reading

homeless addict

You’re walking down the street, and you see a person with obvious signs of addiction and homelessness. Will you acknowledge or ... Continue Reading

A sober traveler has an adventure on a canoe.

Travel Excursions for Sober Lifestyles

By Caitlin Thiede

For someone who is committed to sober living and wants to avoid the temptation of drugs and alcohol, this is how to pursue good... Continue Reading

recovering addict dealing with challenging circumstances

Just because something may seem negative at first glance, doesn't mean we can’t make positive things out of them. Continue Reading

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As pornography becomes more and more prevalent in the digital age, the opportunity for addiction presents itself much more freq... Continue Reading

active addict

Is Addiction a Choice, a Disease, or Both?

By Caitlin Thiede

Steven Slate's controversial approach to addiction may be just the thing we need to help us stop judging addicts once and for all. Continue Reading

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3 Things More Rewarding Than Drinking

By Caitlin Thiede

For a long time, we've been fed the idea that drinking is a reward for many things. The problem is we aren't ever really satisf... Continue Reading

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3 Gifts My Former Drinking Habit Gave Me

By Caitlin Thiede

If you have alcohol abuse problems, don’t continue giving your power away to the thing that's hurting you. Continue Reading

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We each have 2 wolves inside us—good and bad—fighting for dominance. The one we feed is the one that wins. Continue Reading