Yoga is incorporated into addiction recovery programming in many rehab centers, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that many recovering addicts have their first encounters with it in the early stages of recovery. But even after rehab, yoga can be an excellent addition to your daily routine, providing countless physical, spiritual, and emotional benefits in […]
Peer support and community activities help people in recovery make new friends, build healthy social networks, and establish a sense of belonging in a recovery community.
According to the Journal of Addiction Research and Therapy, insomnia is extremely common during alcohol recovery and is associated with an increased risk of relapse.1 Although getting adequate sleep is an essential part of thriving in a life of recovery, taking medications to treat insomnia may not be the best option, as people in recovery […]
Friendships in addiction most often revolve around alcohol or drugs and are typically rooted in selfish desires and intentions. These types of relationships don’t usually last and they can be dangerous to your physical and psychological well-being. Now that you’re in recovery, you have the chance to start over and establish genuine friendships that are founded […]
Searching for an Austin sober living home can be difficult, especially if you’re unsure of the residency requirements or the difference between a halfway house and a sober living house. The good news is, these questions will all be answered in this blog, so you can easily banish any doubts about whether or not you […]
Music is something we experience on a daily basis. Whether it’s listening to the radio on the way to work or hearing a new song in the soundtrack of a movie. It’s no doubt that music is a pleasurable experience for most (if not all) of us, but did you know it also has therapeutic […]
Getting sober as an LGBT individual isn’t always easy. Many rehabs and sober living houses do not provide specialized addiction treatment programs to meet the unique needs of the LGBT population and treatment specialists may be uninformed or insensitive about LGBT issues related to addiction. As a result, clients who already feel isolated and misunderstood […]
Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate all kinds of love—whether it’s your love for your friends, your dog, or for yourself. For those who are single and sober this Valentine’s Day, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the holiday without compromising your sobriety. If you need a few last minute ideas, here are […]
You may hear many people in recovery talk about having a spiritual awakening, but what does that mean exactly? While bringing up spiritual matters may turn some people away from the idea of getting sober, it’s important to recognize that spirituality does not have to be intertwined with a belief in a particular God. Spirituality […]
Getting sober doesn’t come without its challenges, many of which are psychological. During and even after drug rehab, it’s not uncommon for individuals in recovery to feel anxious, afraid or stressed about what their new sober life will look like. What will happen to their old friendships and relationships? What will every day look like […]
Staying sober after rehab can be a challenge. It’s an entirely new lifestyle change that will require continued hard work and effort. Every individual in recovery will experience setbacks in sobriety, as they are just a natural part of life. Despite those challenges, a life of sobriety can be extremely rewarding and there are many […]
Updated on May 14th, 2021 If you enter programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or enroll in a sober living program with other people in recovery, you may eventually be faced with the task of sharing your recovery story. For some people, the prospect of doing this may be very scary and foreign. If you have […]
Drug Rehab vs. Sober Living in Austin, TX The primary purpose of outpatient, short-term, and long-term rehab is to provide structured therapeutic treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. The experience will look different for every individual, as each person has varying needs. Rehab treatment focuses on the development of personal accountability, responsibility, and social aspects […]
Sometimes relocating to a new city for a sober living program can provide much-needed change and inspiration as you embrace a new lifestyle of sobriety. If you are searching for a new place to begin your sober life, Houston may be a great option. Here are six excellent reasons to consider enrolling in a sober […]
After you’ve completed a drug and alcohol rehab program, you may be tempted to think that you don’t need continued support; that as long as you stay away from alcohol or drugs you’ll be fine. Unfortunately, this is the type of thinking that leads straight to relapse and away from long-term sobriety.