Instant Gratification, a Slippery Slope
Many of us find ourselves impulse buying something because we want it, ordering expensive food delivery because it’s easy, or using drugs and alcohol to avoid our problems. There are ways to look at our choices and be able to stop ourselves before destroying our lives because we want it now.
Non-Alcoholic Mocktails for the Holidays
During the holidays, enjoy some of these non-alcoholic mocktails! This way you can still celebrate the holidays with family and friends and keep your sobriety intact.
How to Handle the Stress of the Holidays
The holidays can be very stressful for people, especially those in recovery. The holidays can be triggering to those freshly sober and here are some ideas on how to get through the holidays with your sobriety intact.
Preventing Boredom and Relapse
For those of us who are newly sober, it can be hard to avoid the temptation of returning to old coping mechanisms of using drugs or alcohol. Here are some ways to prevent boredom and temptation that will boost your mood and keep you busy.
I am Sober. What Now?
Having a plan upon leaving treatment has a huge positive impact. We take a look at what steps someone can take to increase their chances of staying sober upon leaving drug rehab.
How to Support a Loved One In Recovery
You may have a loved one who had started their journey in recovery, but how do you support them?
Dealing with Doubts and Allowances in Recovery
One of the biggest fears for the loved ones of someone in recovery is the addict's relapse. How does relapse happen and what steps can be done to prevent it?
New Challenges Arise After Addiction Treatment
In the wake of the global pandemic, COVID-19 has created new challenges for those leaving treatment after recovering from drug addiction.
Your New Life Can Start Now
"When I got sober, I thought giving up (alcohol) was saying goodbye to all the fun and all the sparkle, and it turned out to be just the opposite. That’s when the sparkle started for me." - Mary Karr This quote is by an American poet who became sober and struggled with finding ways to keep occupied.
Lies are Relapse Fuel
We usually write articles about what family members can do to improve the chances of their loved ones staying sober. However, this article is directed at those struggling with addiction, how something that may seem harmless to them can lead down a road to utter destruction.