Recovery and Rehabilitation

Recovery and the Holidays

Photo by Element5 Digital on Unsplash The holiday season is upon us. Hello, Starbucks Pumpkin Spiced Lattes! But also, hello, spiced bourbon and cinnamon toddies (*sigh*). Okay, we’re not trying to trigger anyone here so please keep reading because we promise this post is geared toward solution and NOT toward glorifying those toddies. Besides, if you’ve spent any …

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How to Enjoy Halloween Sober

Photo by Colton Sturgeon on Unsplash Holidays in general can feel overwhelming for a lot of people in recovery, particularly in the early days of sobriety. For many, they can be times for alcohol-fueled social gatherings, parties and special events. Halloween is certainly no exception and unless you’re a 12-and-under trick-or-treater, it’s a holiday that’s notorious for being …

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Practicing Gratitude

Photo by Freshh Connection on Unsplash Maybe this post should be called, “Practicing Gratitude in Recovery”, since this is a recovery website. But practicing gratitude isn’t only beneficial for those of us in recovery and, furthermore, it has the power to potentially lead someone who’s struggling into recovery. The bottom line is that we can all benefit from …

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How our Instincts can work against us (and what we can do about it)

Photo credit: Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash “Creation gave us instincts for a purpose. Without them, we wouldn’t be complete human beings. If men and women didn’t exert themselves to be secure in their persons, made no effort to harvest food or construct shelter, there would be no survival. If they didn’t reproduce, the earth wouldn’t be populated. …

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Recovery “Growing Pains”

*Image credit: Suzanne D. Williams One thing that no one really tells you when you first get clean and sober, or at least no one told me, is that it’s not just about giving up drinking and using (or sex, gambling, etc.). It’s that we grow. Like, a lot. And it’s actually not that easy, …

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Asking for Help in Recovery

Asking for help is one of the most challenging things many of us will face when we first get clean, and often throughout our recovery journey. Do the famous last words, “I’ve got this!” sound familiar to anyone? The thing is, if we’re die-hard addicts, we don’t “got this,” but most of us at one …

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Asking for Help in Recovery

Asking for help is one of the most challenging things many of us will face when we first get clean, and often throughout our recovery journey. Do the famous last words, “I’ve got this!” sound familiar to anyone? The thing is, if we’re die-hard addicts, we don’t “got this,” but most of us at one …

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