There’s been sharing regarding sobriety vs. abstinence, and not just on this forum, but at some 12 step groups. Meeting sentiment on forums or F2F meetings is sharing about following the 12 Steps, or some other recovery model, finding purpose in life or developing a relationship with a higher power, yet virtually no one shares about a healthy well-balanced diet. At work I notice the diet of many and quite frankly it’s appalling, so it’s just not those in recovery. Sobriety / sober is translated from the Greek word meaning calm and collected, to have good sense, good judgement, wisdom, moderation, and level-headed in times of stress. My viewpoint is that taking care of the whole me, which includes a healthy diet is sobriety. Abstinence is not sobriety when I continued with self-destructive nicotine addiction. A major study that supports my premise is that unhealthful eating is responsible for more deaths worldwide than any other risk factor, including smoking. In some parts of the world i.e. third world cultures bad diet is understandable, but in most industrialized nations it’s ignorance (lack of knowledge) why so many have become addicted to science laboratory processed food with limited nutrition, especially fast food. I couldn’t have been active in my recovery, if I were malnourished and I feel that malnutrition is a major reason for relapse.