What does sobriety mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. soberness, sobriety(noun)

    the state of being sober and not intoxicated by alcohol

  2. sobriety, dryness(noun)

    moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs

  3. graveness, gravity, sobriety, soberness, somberness, sombreness(noun)

    a manner that is serious and solemn

  4. sobriety, temperance(noun)

    abstaining from excess

Wiktionary

  1. sobriety(Noun)

    The quality or state of being sober.

  2. sobriety(Noun)

    The quality or state of not being intoxicated.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sobriety(noun)

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

  2. Sobriety(noun)

    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. Henry Ward Beecher:

    Laughter is day, and sobriety is night; a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both, more bewitching than either.

  2. 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.

  3. Corey Monteith mother:

    He didn’t have enough drugs in his system to kill him, but for some reason it did because of his intolerance [built up by periods of intermittent sobriety].

  4. Paul Hokemeyer:

    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.

  5. 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!

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