Category Early Recovery

Spirvival

(verb) The gradual and transformative process in recovery where we experiences a renewal of spirit, an awakening of inner self, and a rediscovery of true potential and purpose; a fusion of “spirit” and “revival”. Spirvival encapsulates the journey of gradual…

Sobersolve

(verb) The ongoing process of acquiring and applying problem-solving skills and coping mechanisms in sobriety, marking the shift from relying on alcohol to confronting and addressing life’s challenges; a combination of “sober” (English) and “resolve” (English). Sobersolve embodies the dynamic…

Tempermod

(verb) The disciplined practice of exercising self-control and moderation in thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, fostering emotional sobriety; a fusion of “temperance” (English for moderation) and “moderatio” (Latin for control, restraint). Tempermod encapsulates the intentional and disciplined practice of maintaining moderation…

Recobaun

(verb) The gradual and intentional process, especially in early recovery, of using the Twelve Steps to reconstruct and rebuild one’s life, mending the fragments of the past; from Latin “reco,” (to gather or collect) and German “baun” (build, construct). Recobaun…

Sisysobri

(noun) The seemingly endless struggle of maintaining sobriety, often characterized by repeated efforts and setbacks; a constant uphill battle against addiction; from the Greek myth of Sisyphus, who was condemned to eternally roll a boulder up a hill only for…

Sobermirror

(noun) The moment of clarity when we realize the discomfort of being around someone who is extremely drunk, and feel embarrassed for having made others feel the same way in the past; from the metaphorical “mirror” that sobriety holds up…

Koinfuhl

(noun) The sense of belonging and camaraderie that arises from attending one’s first Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, often accompanied by feelings of fear, suspicion, and uncertainty; from Greek “koinonia” (fellowship, communion) and German “gefühl” (feeling). Koinfuhl describes a state where individuals…

Recolligere

(verb) The act of gathering or collecting oneself during the recovery process. It entails regaining fragmented aspects of one’s life and personality, leading to a more integrated and whole sense of self; from Latin “reco,” (to gather or collect) and…

Temperantiamens

(noun) The balanced and moderate state of mind cultivated in recovery; the practice of self-control and moderation in thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, leading to emotional stability and sound judgment; from Latin “temperantia” (temperance, moderation) and “mens” (mind).

Resilireparatio

(noun) The reparative and reconstructive nature of resilience in recovery; the ability to rebuild one’s life, relationships, and sense of self after overcoming adversity and addiction; from Latin “resilire” (to rebound) and “reparation” (reparation).