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Addressing Your Fears of Getting Sober

Friday, February 21, 2020

Tragically, many people struggling with addiction recognize the harm it has on their life, but allow fears about sobriety to hold them back from getting the help they need. Admitting to yourself and others can be frightening enough in and of itself, but you might also be afraid that you will no longer...


How Do You Know If You’re Continuing to Grow in Recovery?

Friday, February 14, 2020

At various stages of your recovery process, it can be helpful to take stock of how you’re doing and ensure you are continuing to make progress. If you don’t periodically evaluate the “vital signs” of your sobriety, you might get stuck in a rut, where you’re not playing as active a role in...


4 Surprising Challenges of Early Recovery

Friday, February 7, 2020

Once you get discharged from addiction treatment, you will begin putting the things you learned to work in earnest. At first, it might feel foreign to navigate the world without the crutch of substance use holding you back, but you will soon realize how much better you feel in every aspect of your...


How to Identify Toxic People

Friday, January 24, 2020

Sometimes, we encounter people who match the description of a “toxic person” – someone with whom your relationship does more harm than good. Dealing with such a person can be emotionally draining as you try to keep up with their demands. If every interaction with someone in your life...


Practicing Kindness in Addiction Recovery

Friday, January 17, 2020

Addiction is a cruel disease that can strip away all you hold dear, including your health, your happiness and your relationships with loved ones. Once you commit to working on your recovery, one of the first things you’ll need to re-learn is how to be kind – both to yourself and to those...


New Moms and Opioid Misuse: What You Should Know

Friday, January 10, 2020

A recent study by the University of Michigan unveiled some alarming statistics concerning the role prescription opioid painkillers play in many new mothers’ post-pregnancy experience. Within the last decade, nearly half of new moms received a doctor’s prescription for opioids before or shortly after giving birth. Among the women...


Understanding the Unique Needs of Women in Recovery

Friday, January 3, 2020

While addiction affects people from all backgrounds and of all gender identities, we now understand the disease impacts women differently, and that effective treatment takes women’s needs into account. Understanding what the research tells us about women and addiction recovery can help you make better choices as you weigh the benefits of various...


Ideas for a Fun and Sober New Year’s Eve

Friday, December 27, 2019

The cultural association between drinking and New Year’s Eve is hard to break. After all, when most people picture ringing in a new year, they envision themselves at a party, toasting other revelers with a glass of champagne. If you are in recovery, you will need to relearn how to handle this holiday...


Choosing the Best Treatment Option for You

Friday, December 20, 2019

If your drug or alcohol use is spiraling out of control, you might no longer recognize the person you’ve become. You know you can’t go it alone, and you have to get help before you lose it all to substance abuse. Without a doubt, your choice of treatment center is the most critical factor...


How to Start Healthy New Traditions

Friday, December 13, 2019

The holidays are all about traditions – whether it’s putting up the same decorations you’ve had since childhood, family recipes passed down through the generations or favorite movies that help you get in the spirit. When you were actively drinking and using drugs, you may have had many traditions that revolved around substance...