August 31, 2020
Loneliness in Sobriety

Recovering from addiction is a process that takes some time to adjust to. For many people, it means giving up friendships with people they used to drink or use drugs with and finding a new community that is supportive and caring. This community-building takes time, like many things in life. You may find that loneliness […]

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August 20, 2020
Planning for the Future in Uncertain Times

In recovery, you will spend a lot of time thinking and talking about the past. After all, that’s what brought you into recovery in the first place. Poor choices and addictive behavior are things you can dissect and learn from, so you can change your life patterns. However, there always comes a time in recovery […]

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July 14, 2020
Using Affirmations to Change Self-Talk

Affirmations can be used in recovery to help you stay focused on your goals and achieve a better, more positive attitude. Many people in recovery feel plagued by negative thoughts or self-defeating beliefs. These are the kind of issues that keep people stuck in recovery and perpetuate negative attitudes. They can also stop you from […]

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July 2, 2020
New Guidelines for Sober Livings to use Medication Assisted Treatment Released by NARR

For many people with opioid use disorder, Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) such as Suboxone or Vivitrol is a lifeline to long-term sobriety. While MAT is not the best option for everyone, thousands of people across America have used it in one form or another to help put distance between themselves and their last use of illicit […]

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June 26, 2020
Preventing Boredom in Recovery

Many people in recovery get bored easily. For many, this feeling a trigger than brings about bad ideas, such as using or participating in old behaviors. Why is boredom such a challenge for people who want to stay clean and sober? And how can you learn to cope with it and even keep yourself from […]

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June 18, 2020
How to Apologize When You Are Wrong

If you’re like many people in recovery, you carry a lot of guilt with you. Much of the apologizing you’ll do in recovery will be after you’ve completed the first four steps. These steps are not things you should rush and you and your sponsor should decide when you’re ready to make amends to others. […]

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June 9, 2020
3 Common Dangers to Avoid in Longer-Term Recovery

If you've been in recovery for months or even a few years, you may come to the point that you think you've got this recovery thing down, and there are no dangers left to avoid in terms of recovery. You've begun to work on repairing your relationships. Maybe you've got a great new job or […]

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May 27, 2020
Using 12-Step Books to Deepen Your Recovery

12-Step books are an essential part of recovery, whether you’re in AA or another group. All 12-step books are based on the guidelines that made AA a success in the first place. There are 12 steps to help an alcoholic stay sober, and 12 traditions that help groups manage themselves honestly and spiritually. For most […]

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May 27, 2020
How to Give Your Endorphins a Natural Boost

Many of us are stuck indoors or minimizing our time outside because of the COVID-19 virus. Attending virtual 12-step meetings, checking in with a therapist, and working on your recovery goals can be a massive help to your attitude. Many people are suffering from anxiety, depressive symptoms, or frustration from the isolation. Instead of sinking […]

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May 13, 2020
Coping With Job Loss in Recovery

Job loss is a big deal, even for those not in recovery. Life happens, however, and sometimes the loss of a job is out of your control. Whether it’s the economy or simply not being the right fit, losing your job can hurt your self-esteem. It’s one of the most stressful things a person can […]

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