Researchers have long wondered about the connection between unemployment and relapse. For decades, they’ve studied the connection and determined that unemployment and relapse rates are related. However, there are several different factors to consider and one doesn’t always cause the other.
To make amends, you must do more than just make apologies for your past behavior. Instead, making amends means you apologize for what you’ve done and make it right. Similarly, making living amends means you completely change the way you live and remain committed to that lifestyle.
Sleep deprivation and substance abuse problems are deeply interconnected. Just as misusing drugs can make it difficult to get good quality rest, withdrawing from addictive substances can have the same effect. Not only that, but not getting enough sleep in recovery can leave you more vulnerable to relapse.
Your experience with addiction will have an impact on how you raise your kids. However, the relationship you have with them can be repaired if it’s damaged. Many parents who recover from substance use disorders re-establish amazing, healthy relationships with their kids. We understand that no two families are alike, and that parenting is a complex and dynamic role. But there are many lessons and tools you can take from your addiction recovery to help you become a better parent and a stronger member of your family.
Having supportive loved ones who cheer you on as you pursue sobriety, provide emotional support, or who offer their forgiveness is a huge privilege. Unfortunately, not everyone in recovery has close family members or friends who support their recovery.
Drug screens in sober living are not intended to be intrusive. Instead, they’re a vital part of the program and they can help you stay honest and sober while you navigate the challenges of early sobriety.
Feelings of resentment can be toxic when they’re allowed to fester and grow. The Big Book itself states, “Resentment is the number one offender. It destroys more alcoholics than anything else.” As a result, it’s important for people in recovery to take notice of resentment, use it as a learning tool, and handle it healthily to put it to rest.
The 12-Step Program is popular among people in recovery, as are sober living programs. But what’s the difference between the two types of recovery support programs and which is best for you? In this blog, we’ll compare a 12-Step Programs vs. sober living program to help you find an answer.
Semi-sober trends like #CaliSober and #SoberLite may be something you’re familiar with if you follow celebrity influencers on social media. Although these trends may seem like positive wellness trends, the messages they carry can be dangerous and detrimental to people who are highly susceptible to addiction.
Being able to identify what you are feeling, what those feelings mean, and how those emotions impact your behavior (and others) are essential skills in addiction recovery. This is called emotional intelligence (EI). Unlike cognitive intelligence, which is one’s ability to learn and remember, emotional intelligence has a huge impact on your ability to stay sober.
One of the primary ways people can sustain their recovery after treatment is with the help of peer support. Peer recovery services are a type of non-clinical assistance to support recovery from substance use disorders. Just like many people use business coaches or life coaches to guide them through various aspects of their lives, many people in recovery also rely on the services of peer recovery coaches to help them stay sober.
The start of a new year is a chance to re-evaluate your life and your recovery. If you haven’t yet given any thought to where you are now in your recovery journey and where you’d like to be, this is a good exercise in self-improvement and discipline that will help you fully enjoy the benefits of a stable and sober life.
Every December on New Year’s, many people overindulge and binge on alcohol to celebrate the upcoming year. In America, this behavior is often an annual tradition that people don’t think twice about before doing. However, if you’re sober, it doesn’t have to be your tradition and there are many other ways to celebrate.
The holidays can be a stressful time for everyone, not just for people in recovery. And with stress being one of the main factors that increases the risk of relapse, it’s easy to see why relapse might be more common during the holidays.
Many addiction recovery programs require complete abstinence from drugs and alcohol in recovery while others recommend moderation management instead. But what’s the difference between the two? Which one is better? And what are the benefits of complete abstinence from addictive substances?