the state of being sober and not intoxicated by alcohol
moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs
graveness, gravity, sobriety, soberness, somberness, sombreness(noun)
a manner that is serious and solemn
abstaining from excess
The quality or state of being sober.
The quality or state of not being intoxicated.
habitual soberness or temperance as to the use of spirituous liquors; as, a man of sobriety
habitual freedom from enthusiasm, inordinate passion, or overheated imagination; calmness; coolness; gravity; seriousness; as, the sobriety of riper years
Sobriety is the condition of not having any measurable levels, or effects from mood-altering drugs. According to WHO "Lexicon of alcohol and drug terms...", sobriety is continued abstinence from psychoactive drug use. Sobriety is also considered to be the natural state of a human being given at a birth. In a treatment setting, sobriety is the achieved goal of independence from consuming or craving mind-altering substances. As such, sustained abstinence is a prerequisite for sobriety. Early in abstinence, residual effects of mind-altering substances can preclude sobriety. These effects are labeled "PAWS", or "post acute withdrawal syndrome". Someone who abstains, but has a latent desire to resume use, is not considered truly sober. An abstainer may be subconsciously motivated to resume drug use, but for a variety of reasons, abstains. Sobriety has more specific meanings within specific contexts, such as the culture of Alcoholics Anonymous, other 12 step programs, law enforcement, and some schools of psychology. In some cases, sobriety implies achieving "life balance."
The numerical value of Sobriety in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Sobriety in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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There is nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation.
Sobriety, severity, and self-respect are the foundations of all true sociality.
Laughter is day, and sobriety is night; a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both, more bewitching than either.
Rank-and-file officers are being stopped from doing what they are told to do. what's wrong with [conducting] a sobriety test? It's basic policing.
One of the gifts of aging in recovery is the ability to ignore the noise and distractions of life. In long-term sobriety, people are able to focus on the qualitative aspects of their lives, like relationships, meaningful work and peace of mind, and let go of the neurotic pursuit for quantitative fulfillment, such as power, property and prestige.
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