How to Work Step 3 [of the Twelve Steps]

How to Work Step 3 [of the Twelve Steps]

Step 3 of the 12-Step Program is all about surrender and spirituality. Although every step can be challenging in its own way, Step 3 may be particularly difficult for some people. So, how do you start working on Step 3 and what does that look like practically in your everyday life? Below, we’ll provide a […]

Why Is Making Amends Important?

Why Is Making Amends Important? person makes amends to their spouse

The disease of addiction often results in damaged and strained relationships due to careless and harmful behavior. Although you can’t undo what has already been done, you can work to repair damaged relationships with family and friends by making amends. This process is described in steps 8 and 9 of the 12-Step Program.

What To Expect At Your First AA Meeting

What To Expect At Your First AA Meeting AA meeting

Chances are, you’ve probably seen AA meetings featured in movies or TV shows. However, we all know that Hollywood often exaggerates things. So, what can you really expect to experience at your first AA meeting?  If you’re new to recovery, you might have some hesitation or fear about going to your first AA meeting. It’s […]

How to Deal With Bipolar Depression When You’re Recovering From Addiction

How to Deal With Bipolar Depression When You’re Recovering From Addiction woman suffering from bipolar depression

Bipolar disorder and addiction often occur simultaneously, which can make getting sober and staying sober extremely difficult. If you are recovering from addiction and have also been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, a combination of medication and psychotherapy may be an effective way to deal with bipolar depression in recovery.

How Can Therapy Support Addiction Recovery?

How Can Therapy Support Addiction Recovery? woman in therapy with therapist

Table of contents How Is Therapy Used During Drug and Alcohol Detox? How Does Therapy for Addiction Work in Rehab? What Happens During Group Therapy for Addiction? Can I Attend Therapy While I’m Enrolled in a Sober Living Program? Learn More About Eudaimonia’s Sober Living Program Addiction is more than just a physical dependence on […]

Where to Meet Sober Friends in Colorado Springs, CO

Where to Meet Sober Friends in Colorado Springs, CO sober friends have lunch together

When you get sober, it takes time to rebuild your social life. Socializing sober might not be first on your priority list, but as you get more comfortable in your sobriety, it’s important to make an effort to get social. Letting go of old, harmful relationships and building new, healthy ones is a process. Although […]

Common Relapse Triggers to Avoid

Common Relapse Triggers to Avoid Common Relapse Triggers to Avoid

Updated on June 26th, 2020 After transitioning out of rehab and heading back home or into a sober living program, every individual in recovery will encounter several triggers that can cause a relapse. If you are currently in recovery, you’ve probably realized by now that there’s no way to avoid everything that may cause you […]

How to Stay Connected While Social Distancing

How to Stay Connected While Social Distancing recovering addict try to stay connected while the pandemic

Although many of the nationwide stay-at-home orders may soon be coming to an end, the new coronavirus remains a very real threat that is easily spread from person to person. As a result, local and national government officials are still recommending that people maintain strict social distancing practices. While this may be good news for […]

Can Seasonal Affective Disorder Lead to Relapse?

Can Seasonal Affective Disorder Lead to Relapse? depressed woman looks outside

Every year, as the long summer days start changing to shorter, cooler fall days, many people experience a drop in their happiness. They feel more gloomy, unmotivated, and tend to overeat, stay inside, and isolate themselves. These symptoms are often a result of seasonal depression. Many Americans suffer from seasonal depression, called SAD or Seasonal […]

How to Care For Your Mental Health In Times of Uncertainty

How to Care For Your Mental Health In Times of Uncertainty woman working on her stress relief

The year 2020 has certainly been a trying one so far with the COVID-19 pandemic, worldwide protests, sporadic riots, and rising unemployment rates all hitting home at the same time. The constant media coverage and images shared on social media can become overwhelming and may leave you feeling anxious and depressed. In the face of […]

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