Wellbriety is a term coined by Don Coyhis (1999) that depicts recovery as more than just symptom suppression. The term implies the pursuit or achievement of global (physical, emotional, intellectual, relational, and spiritual) health, or “whole health” (Red Road to Wellbriety, 2002). It is analogous to what A.A. co-founder, Bill Wilson, described as “emotional sobriety” (Wilson, 1958).
Whippets are containers containing pressurized nitrous oxide.
Willingness is a mindset whereas one is ready to try anything to create a change in their life.
Winner’s Circle is a peer-led recovery mutual aid society for ex-offenders that is facilitated by Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC).
Wisdom is the ability to judge and deal wisely with facts and act accordingly, especially as they relate to life and conduct. In recovery, wisdom comes with humility, knowing much over time yet imparting it only to be helpful.