Support Recovery for All with All-New SOBR WATER

SOBRLIFE and the Real Launch of Recovery for All of Us

Greetings once more to our growing friends of the SOBRLIFE community! In our ongoing series about the sobriety and recovery movement’s past, present, and future, I am excited to share some thoughts on a topic close to my heart: “Recovery for All.” 

My own experience of a terrible accident in my car and then addiction to painkillers is anything but rare. But the path I found, stumbles and all, to a fulfilling life in recovery has shown me the value of embracing all pathways to sobriety.

Our interpretation of the saying ‘Recovery For All’ calls for more than words, it calls for action and is a rallying cry as well as highlighting the significant number of people involved in the recovery movement. 

Whether you’re in AA, NA, SMART Recovery or Women for Sobriety, on MAT medications or totally against them, or even exploring other treatments like ketamine therapy, welcome. At SOBRLIFE, we know deeply and will shout this truth from every rooftop: every recovery journey deserves respect and support. 

I hope you keep reading to get our blueprint for embracing and building a better path to recovery for all, and then stick around to join us as we celebrate the launch of our new product, SOBR WATER, a symbol of our commitment to inclusive recovery!

Understanding the Movement: What is ‘Recovery for All?’

A diverse group of people celebrate recovery for all!

Recovery looks different for everyone, and that’s perfectly okay. Traditional programs like AA and NA have helped many people, but they’re not the only way to achieve sobriety. Family members play a crucial role in providing social support for those seeking or maintaining recovery.

The concept of “Recovery for All” emphasizes that each individual’s path to sobriety is unique. Some people find success through 12-step programs, while others may benefit from therapy, medication, or alternative methods. Recognizing and respecting these differences helps create an inclusive environment where social support is available for everyone.

Embracing the Many Paths to Finding Recovery Meetings

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) has proven to be a lifesaver for many battling addiction. Recovery support services are essential in providing comprehensive care, ensuring individuals and families receive the training, education, and support necessary to build a solid recovery foundation. 

By combining medications with counseling and behavioral therapies, MAT can help reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Despite its success, there’s still a stigma attached to using medications like methadone or buprenorphine. It’s time we acknowledge and celebrate the success stories of those on MAT.

In addition to MAT, harm reduction strategies play a crucial role in supporting recovery. These strategies, which include needle exchange programs and supervised consumption sites, focus on minimizing the negative effects of drug use rather than insisting on complete abstinence. 

By offering safer alternatives and reducing the risk of overdose, harm reduction approaches save lives and provide a compassionate, non-judgmental support system.

Evolving Views on Cannabis, Ketamine, and Psychedelics in Recovery

Psychedelic silhouette shows the concept of ketamine therapy and cannabis use in recovery

Recent years have seen a shift in how we view substances like cannabis, ketamine, psilocybin, and LSD in healthcare. While these substances have historically been stigmatized, emerging research in behavioral health suggests they can offer significant benefits in treating addiction and mental health issues. 

For some individuals, these substances can be part of a recovery lifestyle, supporting and maintaining recovery through social support and creating a sense of hope and safety within recovery communities.

Cannabis, for example, is being studied for its potential to alleviate pain and anxiety, while ketamine has shown promise in treating severe depression and PTSD. Psychedelics like psilocybin and LSD are being explored for their potential to foster deep psychological healing.

Organizations like MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) are at the forefront of this research, advocating for the safe and regulated use of these substances in therapeutic settings. 

While I’m not advocating for their use, it’s important to approach these options with an open mind. Those who choose these paths should not be shunned from the recovery community but rather supported in their journey.

Drowning the Stigma and Breaking Down Barriers: It’s What We Do

Misconceptions about non-traditional recovery methods often lead to unnecessary stigma. It’s vital to challenge these misconceptions and foster an environment of support and open-mindedness. Whether at a recovery meeting or on the street, we are proud and welcoming in our sobriety.

It’s time. Share your story of finding a path back from alcohol and substance use, and join us as we recover out loud. 

By embracing diverse approaches and studying the history of addiction treatment to avoid repeating its mistakes, we can create a more inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome and supported. Open-mindedness and empathy are key to breaking down stigmas and barriers, allowing us to support each other’s unique recovery journeys. 

Whether trained or informal, recovery coaches, mentors, and sponsors are also often essential in providing high-caliber support, and helping individuals and families build a solid recovery foundation.

A Few Resources and Recovery Support Services for All Types of Recovery

There are many resources available for those exploring different recovery methods. From support groups and online forums to counseling and medical treatments, it’s important to find what works best for you. Supporting loved ones in their unique recovery journeys can make a significant difference in their success.

Here are some resources to consider:

  • Dharma Recovery: Combines Buddhist practices with recovery principles, focusing on mindfulness and meditation.
  • SMART Recovery: Offers a science-based approach, emphasizing self-empowerment and mutual support. For hundreds of thousands of people, this has become a trusted resource for their recovery.
  • Women for Sobriety: A peer-support program specifically for women, promoting emotional and spiritual growth.
  • Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS): Provides a secular approach to recovery, free from religious or spiritual beliefs.
  • Collegiate Recovery Programs (CRPs) and Collegiate Recovery Communities (CRCs): Support and resources available to students in higher education who are in recovery from addiction.
  • Your Friendly Neighborhood Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs): Peer support in a communal setting is not just for college kids and 12 step clubhouses! In cities like Portland, Maine, and increasingly around the country, recovery community organizations are sprouting up and providing places for meetings, yoga sessions, life skills training, and lots of events to stay involved in!

In addition to these programs, online communities and forums can offer valuable support and connection. Websites like Reddit’s r/stopdrinking and r/OpiatesRecovery provide spaces for individuals to share their experiences, offer advice, and find encouragement.

Training courses are also available for those interested in becoming a recovery coach, offering both in-person and online options to build a solid recovery foundation.

Support ‘Recovery for All’ with All-New SOBR WATER


As this latest blog draws to a close, we will reiterate what we know to be true: every path to sobriety is valid, and everyone deserves support. To celebrate this inclusive approach, SOBRLIFE is proud to introduce our new recovery-supporting water, SOBR WATER.

SOBR WATER is more than just a refreshing drink; it’s a symbol of our commitment to supporting all pathways to recovery. Whether you’re in a 12-step program, using MAT, or exploring alternative therapies, SOBR WATER is coming soon to celebrate your journey.

Let’s continue to share our stories, support one another, and build a recovery community that welcomes all. Grab a bottle of SOBR WATER and join us in promoting ‘recovery for all,’ today and every day!