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5 Great Exercises to Curb Addiction Cravings

5 Great Exercises to Curb Addiction Cravings

Cravings for drugs and alcohol can be powerful motivators, even if you’ve been sober for weeks or months. Just like cravings for sugar or shopping, coping with urges to use drugs or alcohol takes intentional effort and time, but it can be done. Knowing how to deal...
How to Celebrate Halloween Sober: 7 Frightfully Fun Ideas

How to Celebrate Halloween Sober: 7 Frightfully Fun Ideas

Like many other holidays and celebratory occasions, Halloween can often be an excuse to overindulge in alcohol. If you’re living in a sober living home or this will be your first Halloween sober in years, it can be a challenging occasion. Fortunately, there are plenty...
How to Work Step 1 [of the Twelve Steps]

How to Work Step 1 [of the Twelve Steps]

Getting sober isn’t easy because it’s difficult to admit that you have a problem, let alone that you’re powerless to alcohol or drugs. However, this is exactly what Step 1 of the 12-Step Program asks of us. What is Step 1 of the 12 Steps? Step 1 of the 12-Step Program...
Best Sober Activities for Fall Nights

Best Sober Activities for Fall Nights

It’s officially Fall even though it still feels like summer here in Texas! Welcoming this new season is a perfect opportunity to expand your hobbies, interests, and get creative with your leisure activities. While you were addicted, maybe all you did for fun was get...
How Do I Stay Sober on Bad Days?

How Do I Stay Sober on Bad Days?

When you’re addicted to drugs or alcohol, any type of day is a good reason to get high or drunk. Whether you’re feeling low and you want to feel better, or you’re on top of the world and you want an extra boost, using is a quick fix. On the other hand, when you’re...
Do You Ever Really Recover After Addiction?

Do You Ever Really Recover After Addiction?

Addiction is a complex disease and the idea of being “in recovery” or being “a recovered addict” is somewhat objective. Recovery is unique to every individual and if you’re wondering whether you’ll ever fully recover after addiction, you’re not alone. This is one of...
What Does It Mean to Live in Recovery?

What Does It Mean to Live in Recovery?

Upon the completion of detox and rehab, individuals gradually transition into a “life of recovery.” That phrase is thrown around a lot, but what does it really mean? What should a life in recovery look like after rehab is over? Recovery: It’s About More Than Just...
How Long Does IOP Last?

How Long Does IOP Last?

One of the most common questions about an intensive outpatient program is, “How long does IOP last?” The duration of addiction treatment can be a barrier for some people and will also affect how much treatment costs so this is an important question! In this blog,...
9 Things to Drink Instead of Alcohol

9 Things to Drink Instead of Alcohol

If you’re living a sober life, chances are, you’re bound to end up in a social situation where other people are drinking. Alcohol is a part of many celebratory occasions and social gatherings, so sometimes it can seem impossible to avoid. Next time you’re faced with a...
Do You Hate Sobriety? Here are 5 Ways to Change That

Do You Hate Sobriety? Here are 5 Ways to Change That

Addiction recovery is full of roadblocks and challenges, but if you hate being sober and resent the fact that you can’t drink or drug, this doesn’t necessarily mean that sobriety isn’t for you. Instead, it could be a sign that your mind and heart are not in the right...
10 Most Sober Colleges in the U.S.

10 Most Sober Colleges in the U.S.

When you’re sober, choosing a college is about more than just its academic offerings. You also want to make sure it’s an environment that is conducive to your recovery. Unfortunately, college life is often characterized by heavy drinking and drug abuse. It’s a part of...
What Does an IOP Schedule Look Like?

What Does an IOP Schedule Look Like?

Before enrolling in an intensive outpatient program (IOP), it’s natural to want to know what your daily schedule will look like and how addiction treatment will affect your current routine, especially if you are employed or you’re enrolled in college. IOP is a very...
Addiction Stigma: A Powerful, Silent Killer

Addiction Stigma: A Powerful, Silent Killer

Unlike other chronic health conditions and diseases, people who suffer from addiction are often blamed for it. No one sets out to become addicted, but negative beliefs and attitudes about people with substance abuse disorders can create barriers like shame and fear...
7 Positive Things You Realize About Yourself When You Get Sober

7 Positive Things You Realize About Yourself When You Get Sober

Substance abuse and addiction can take a toll on the way others view us and the way we view ourselves. In fact, drug abuse itself is often a symptom of low-self esteem and self-hate. Conversely, getting sober (and staying that way) is just as much a physical process...
How to Beat Chronic Relapse with Long-Term Rehab

How to Beat Chronic Relapse with Long-Term Rehab

Recovery is an ongoing process that doesn’t just happen in a day. Many people struggle with relapse, find their way back to treatment, and continue the work to become the best version of themselves before they achieve their ultimate goal of lasting sobriety. Sometimes...
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