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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June 9, 2021
Getting Acquainted With 12 Step Meetings

If you are new to recovery or even have been around the block a few times, you may have questions about the twelve steps and how to fit meetings into your recovery best. After all, sitting in a room and sharing your innermost feelings can be pretty intimidating. If you’re introverted or shy, you may […]

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June 5, 2021
Staying Sober (and Serene) in the Long-Term

Staying sober long-term is the ultimate goal for most people who go to substance abuse treatment. What are the typical ways that people get sober? How do they get sober in the long term? Detoxing From Drugs Many people who are addicted to substances benefit from a detox program. Detox is a great way to […]

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May 6, 2021
Family Therapy and Recovery

Many people who go to drug treatment have experience with a lot of types of therapy. However, one type of therapy that doesn’t solely focus on you is family therapy, which can be an important component of recovery. Your family members, after all, are a part of your addiction. Children are significantly affected by addiction […]

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May 4, 2021
Marijuana is Addictive: Don’t Be Fooled About “California Sober”

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, with all of your devices turned off, you probably heard about singer Demi Lovato’s claim that she is “California sober.” In her depiction of this new term, she can use alcohol and drugs “socially” without falling into her former addiction to opioids or other drugs. (Deconstructing her life […]

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