What does sobriety mean?

Definitions for sobriety
səˈbraɪ ɪ ti, soʊ-so·bri·ety

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. soberness, sobrietynoun

    the state of being sober and not intoxicated by alcohol

  2. sobriety, drynessnoun

    moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs

  3. graveness, gravity, sobriety, soberness, somberness, sombrenessnoun

    a manner that is serious and solemn

  4. sobriety, temperancenoun

    abstaining from excess

Wiktionary

  1. sobrietynoun

    The quality or state of being sober.

  2. sobrietynoun

    The quality or state of not being intoxicated.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sobrietynoun

    habitual soberness or temperance as to the use of spirituous liquors; as, a man of sobriety

  2. Sobrietynoun

    habitual freedom from enthusiasm, inordinate passion, or overheated imagination; calmness; coolness; gravity; seriousness; as, the sobriety of riper years

Freebase

  1. Sobriety

    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."

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sobriety in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sobriety in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of sobriety in a Sentence

  1. Wendy Williams:

    Addressing my sobriety, my addiction head-on has really helped me sort out every single compartment in my life, i have a commitment to me and my son to come out of here better, stronger and faster than ever and by the way, I will still commit cause youll forget about my business any moment now I commit that the motto of this show will always be their business is our business!

  2. John Ciardi:

    There is nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation.

  3. David Lucas:

    By the time the first DNR Officer arrived on scene (Officer [Austin] Pritcher), all occupants of the boat except for Anthony Cook and Mallory Beach had been transported to Beaufort Memorial Hospital, there was no opportunity for DNR to administer Field Sobriety Tests (FST) in this case.

  4. Assistant Police Chief Todd Strickland:

    There were signs of impairment due to the... field sobriety test that we gave Ashton Baza, and that was part of the investigation... and why Ashton Baza was arrested.

  5. Amy Locane-Bovenizer:

    It takes you away from the ego, i learned to remove [my] ego. When I make a decision, I think about other people and how they’re going to be affected by it, not just me, me, me. And you have to be willing to do all of these things. You can’t just say, ‘This will look good if I do it.’ You really have to be committed 100 percent. And I really believe if you throw yourself into sobriety, it works.

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