One of the most prevalent stereotypes amongst many, including those new to sobriety, is a rather repugnant conception regarding the physical characteristics or appearance of addicts and alcoholics. Through the course of many conversations, I've heard folks propogate the notion of the alcoholic as a beggar on the streets toting a bottle-shaped brown paper bag.
If you can't have fun in sobriety, you probably won't stay sober. In an effort to engage and offer healthy recreational options to the Middle Tennessee sober community, Discovery Place created Fellowship Night. This free event offers those in recovery, young and old, the opportunity to get together and enjoy each other's company in a safe, welcoming environment.
I recently read some information provided by a treatment facility in the South that stated non-12 step treatment modalities were more effective than traditional 12 step treatment programs. Unfortunately, misinformation like this abounds on the internet. While it is true some studies have called 12 step treatment programs into question, the majority of research overwhelmingly affirms the effectiveness of 12 step recovery programs.