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October 14, 2021
What Are Some Healthy Coping Skills?

For people in recovery, coping skills can be a significant challenge. Unfortunately, when you were in active addiction, these skills may have been in short supply. After all, when you were sad, you probably got high or drunk. When you were angry, you probably got high or drunk. When you felt lonely, happy, confused, or […]

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October 13, 2021
San Diego County Combats Sharp Uptick In Overdoses

The addiction crisis is raging in San Diego during the times of the COVID-19 pandemic. Like many parts of the country, addiction rates have seen an uptick due to isolation and other stressors of the pandemic. San Diego has lost an average of three people a day to overdoses. In 2020, the County reported 457 […]

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September 30, 2021
Creating New, Healthy Friendships in Recovery

People in recovery learn quickly that they need each other. After all, the power of the 12 steps lies in not having to figure everything out on your own. Friendship and socializing are natural human needs. When you were getting high or drinking, you may have had trouble being a good friend. Or maybe your […]

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September 28, 2021
Dreams About Drugs: What Do They Mean?

All humans who get quality sleep remember their dreams from time to time. For people new to recovery, dreams can be pretty intense and vivid. As your body adjusts to life without substances, you may have a lot more dreams than usual or remember them more clearly. Some people can describe in vivid detail dreams […]

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August 27, 2021
Healthy Ways to Cope With Sadness in Recovery

Everyone deals with sadness from time to time. It’s a part of life as much as joy. Sadness is a normal emotion that everyone has to cope with. For people new in recovery, sadness may feel foreign or threatening. Nobody wants to feel “bad”! But sadness is necessary because life isn’t perfect, and we all […]

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August 12, 2021
Creating Your Support Network in Recovery

Everyone needs friends and people who support their sobriety. When you first get sober, you’ll meet many people with the same goals as yours. However, hanging out with only newly sober people isn’t necessarily healthy. To stay sober, you need to have more than just a few friends in your network. You also need people […]

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July 18, 2021
Adopting Lifestyle Changes for Lasting Recovery

Addiction is a progressive disease and has a way of consuming everything you care about until, sooner or later—there’s nothing left but a desire to use more. While some people realize what’s happening and get help early, most of us don’t wake up to what is happening until we’re totally at the mercy of the […]

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July 8, 2021
Building Back Trust Once You've Achieved Sobriety

Betrayal is not just about infidelity, or lying, or stealing. You can betray someone’s trust in you by becoming a drastically different person than the person he or she fell in love with. It could be that you broke your word numerous times; or only lied once but it was a biggie. Maybe you did […]

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July 6, 2021
Accepting Yourself As You Are

Do you have trouble accepting yourself? Many people in recovery get sober and begin to have feelings about their past and the present. When you were drinking or using substances, you probably did things that you feel guilty about. You weren’t at your best when you were high. You may have done some ugly things […]

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June 25, 2021
How to Ask For Help

Everyone needs a little hand, now and then. When it comes to addiction and recovery, asking for help is vital. However, sometimes people find it overwhelming to ask for help. It can be humbling or induce anxiety; especially you are first getting sober. For example, you may worry that people will look at you differently […]

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