The Satanic Temple Sober Faction is a peer support group that offers a Satanic approach to recovery from addiction. Sober Faction meetings assist those who are suffering from addiction in finding sobriety without having to experience the burden of religious dogma and superstition.
Sober Faction’s unique method is guided by TST’s Seven Tenets and utilizes the Seven Rituals crafted specifically for our recovery program. Ritual process promotes self-empowerment while giving structure to each individual’s recovery journey.
Our group recognizes and respects that there are multiple perspectives and multiple approaches to recovery. We do not consider our meetings a professional form of therapy, and we encourage anyone struggling with addiction to seek help from a medical professional.
The Satanic Temple Sober Faction creates an Allyship Program that consists of peers in recovery working through the Seven Rituals together, offering support, mutual guidance, and friendship without judgment and hierarchy. The Allyship Program differs from common “sponsorship” style “step recovery” mentorships in that there is no teacher/student dichotomy; all are students as well as teachers within Ally partnerships, learning from and guiding each other as needed.
The Seven Rituals
In our suffering, we had a moment of clarity. We realized that we had lost ourselves and recognized addiction as our adversary.
We decided our will and authority over ourselves would be reborn through adopting a new way of life.
We made a commitment to take responsibility for our own actions in the past, present, and future, focusing only on what we could control.
We acknowledged behaviors and patterns of thinking that we found to be unacceptable or unhealthy.
Upon acknowledging these facets of ourselves, we began the practice of continual introspection and mindfulness.
We continuously strive towards self-actualization, seeking knowledge on our path to act & respond ethically & responsibly in all things.
After following this path, we recognized our own self-growth and sought to point the way to those who are suffering.
To raise awareness of issues surrounding addiction.
To educate on the science of addiction and recovery.
To raise awareness of the dangers of recovery steeped in theism, dogma, and superstition.
To offer an alternative program to fulfill court-mandated substance abuse meetings.
To foster a sober community for Satanists and other non-theists with similarly held beliefs.
To provide safe spaces, in-person and virtually, for those individuals seeking recovery from addiction to meet and garner support.
“I find it funny now that my intention was not to ‘get sober’ – I just wanted to explore the possibility of maybe being able to control my alcohol consumption.
I joined The Satanic Temple Sober Faction not sure what to expect. What I found was a supportive community that wants everyone in it to succeed, no matter what the goal. A community that celebrates every accomplishment like you just won a gold medal. People who don't care who you are. You are accepted for simply being there.
I now have 8+ months sober and if the world were run by Sober Satanists, life would be perfect. I feel like I've found my people. This is the only Zoom call I've ever looked forward to.”
- Helle Bent -
“I have been in recovery for 3 years now and the entire time I have felt alone because of my beliefs (or the lack thereof). Since being involved with The Satanic Temple Sober Faction I am once again excited about my recovery. I feel like I am home.”
- Joshua Dispain -
“Satanism and sobriety, for me, are one and the same religion. I practice both together as an integral whole. TSTSF provides the space and community I need to do the work necessary to live my best life today. Our Satanic sobriety path—supported by the 7 tenets and 7 rituals—allows people like us to focus on what really matters: living sober and living well.”
“The Satanic Temple Sober Faction has been integral in helping me stay grounded in my own recovery amidst the pandemic. It’s also given me the tools to navigate many areas that non-secular recovery communities have trouble acknowledging. I’m grateful for the sense of community I have found within it and thankful to be a part of it!”
“I found my tribe, this community is fire, and my sobriety status and recovery finally feel less like a hindrance and more like empowerment.”