The Celebrity Therapist

The Celebrity Therapist

Is Traditional Recovery Not Your Cup Of Tea?

Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life & Recovery Coach is featured Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of “The Law of Sobriety” which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your copy of “Manifest Holistic Health” from Sherry’s Enrich Your Life Series. Contact Sherry at for webinars, teleseminars, coaching packages and speaking engagements. Listen to Sherry on “A Moment of Change with Sherry Gaba”on CBS Radio.


As a recovering addict have you found that traditional methods regarding recovery not suiting to your individual needs? This is not to say that traditional 12-Step methods are not worthwhile, for that is not the case. You may be the type of person that needs a system and structure for recovery that step outside of the traditional recovery box. It is important to know that this is o.k, there is nothing wrong with you for seeking additional assistance to ensure your recovery from your addiction. The Law of Sobriety embraces the traditional methods of recovery while adding additional tools that can ensure a successful and meaningful recovery.

Staying sober just for the sake of being sober isn’t always the best way to handle your addiction. Without a higher purpose while striving towards your universal calling, being sober can seem meaningless and you may find yourself quickly relapsing. What is your true purpose? Are you just trying to stay sober or do you desire to embrace sobriety and lead a fulfilling and meaningful life? The Law of Sobriety offers steps, exercises and tools that will allow the recovering addict to examine their true purpose. You are on this earth for a reason, your Higher Power doesn’t make mistakes and you were not placed here to simply exist. Your true calling can be found deep inside of your, within your soul and once you truly listen to your essence you will know exactly why you are here. Without this deeper meaning, simply staying sober will not be fulfilling.


Traditional recovery and rehab facilities that embrace traditional recovery are wonderful and they do have the ability to give addicts the tools needed to begin their recovery journey. However, these traditional steps are not the only way to become sober, nor are they the only way to remain sober. Becoming sober and embracing life is a very personal experience, with each individual needing structure and stability to stay standing.

If you find that traditional methods of recovery and sobriety don’t seem to work for you, do not be alarmed. There are other methods in this world, that when used properly, can provide you with a method that will work for you. The road of recovery is never an easy one, but do not feel that you have to adhere to one specific program to have success. As we are all individually unique, our recovery journey is unique to ourselves. We can share this journey with friends, loved ones, professionals and fellowships, as we deem beneficial. Just remember that if you are considering giving up because you think you have failed one to many times with one particular method of recovery, dust yourself off and give yourself a million more second chances. There is a method of recovery out there for you, never stop trying.



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