I created sober waters retreat as a result of my own past dependency problems. Having completed the 12 step program, my life had changed forever and I was now looking into an uncertain future – I felt alone, in a world that did not really understood me. My old life was gone forever and I needed to fill the void that abstinence had now created. Apart from attending regular meetings or the odd recovery retreat, my social life was pretty much non existent and this is my journey began. I travelled the world and embraced some of many various spiritual practices that exist. I begun to integrate these ideas and practices into my own life and this is how sober waters was born.