Updated on August 11th, 2020Completing detox and drug rehab is a big step in the recovery process, but it’s only the beginning. Continued care after inpatient rehab is also an essential part of treatment and a lasting lifestyle of sobriety.
Many people have found success in recovery with the 12 steps and continue to live a life of sobriety that is guided by the spiritual principles found in these steps. The 12-Step Program, founded by Bill Wilson in the 1930s, was later developed into the Big Book, which contains each step and outlines the core […]
If you are recovering from opioid addiction, pain management in recovery can be a complex challenge. This is especially true if you are enrolled in a sober living program, as most sober living homes do not allow residents to use any narcotics or medications that could potentially be abused. The slide back into addiction is […]
A sober living program is a natural next step after rehab, but what about IOP? IOP, or intensive outpatient treatment, is specifically designed to support people in recovery and provide extended care after residential rehab. As a supplementary service, it’s also the perfect mate for a sober living program.
When you first went to rehab, you made the transition from a life of active addiction into a life of recovery. Now that you’re sober and you’ve finished rehab, there’s yet another transition to make: going from rehab to sober living.
After rehab, many sober people enroll in a sober living program to receive additional support as they transition out of rehab and into a more independent lifestyle. Living sober on your own for the first time can be challenging, but sober living homes provide one-on-one support in a safe, sober, and supportive living environment. They […]
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has been around since 1935 but despite its long-standing presence around the world, many people wonder if it’s actually an effective way to get sober and stay sober. Although the success rate for AA has long been debated, there studies that show it can be a very effective recovery tool for many […]
Did you know 45 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, but only eight percent actually achieve them?1 Most of us have plenty of ways we can improve ourselves or our lifestyles, but whether you choose to make resolutions or not, there’s one very important New Year’s resolution that might just be the only one […]
Being thankful is a fundamental part of the holiday season, but it’s also a big part of living a sober life in addiction recovery. Gratitude is not only an essential part of sober living during the holidays but all year long. In working the 12 steps, people in recovery learn the true meaning of gratitude […]
Mindfulness is a buzzword these days, but what does it mean and how do we practice mindfulness on a daily basis? More importantly, what does it have to do with sobriety? Practicing mindfulness in your everyday life isn’t as easy as it sounds, but it can have powerful benefits for people in recovery. Regardless of […]
The holidays present a unique set of challenges for people in recovery, often putting their coping and relapse prevention skills to the ultimate test. However, these road bumps during the holiday season don’t have to be threats to sobriety. Instead, they can be used as opportunities to develop and improve important skills like resilience, discipline, […]
Traveling for the holidays can be a challenging endeavor for a person in recovery, especially if the sober lifestyle is new. For many people in early recovery, anything that deviates from the normal recovery routine, sobriety support system, or sober surroundings can be a threat to sobriety.
Making the transition from addiction into a sober lifestyle requires hard work, life skills, and the ability to cope with challenges as they arise. After completing rehab, some sober people may find themselves struggling to overcome certain setbacks that make it difficult to remain sober. This struggle can lead to overwhelming feelings of anxiety, depression, […]
[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” next_background_color=”#898989″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text use_border_color=”off” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial” _builder_version=”3.19.17″] The commitment required to enroll in a sober living program can be a deterring factor for many people in recovery. Perhaps you have had negative experiences with a previous transitional living program, are hesitant to leave your family, or maybe you […]
Completing a rehab program is just the start of beginning a whole new life in recovery. As you transition out of rehab and into an independent sober lifestyle, it’s important that you set yourself up for success in a healthy living environment that promotes personal growth and continued recovery.