If you have already completed some form of inpatient drug rehab or you’re searching for an alternative, you may be well-suited for an online intensive outpatient program (IOP).
Houston is an amazing and diverse city with countless options for entertainment, dining, education, healthcare, socializing and more. If you’re new to the Houston area or you are starting fresh with a new sober lifestyle, Houston is an exceptional place to be. Learning how to live sober anywhere can be a challenge, but our comprehensive […]
We’ve all heard the stories about a person who decided to get sober, started attending 12-Step groups, and is still sober to this day. While stories like this can really happen, they are few and far between. For most people, addiction self-help groups are not enough to adequately treat addiction on their own. More often […]
Did you know anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S.? According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, about 40 million Americans (18 percent of the population) have an anxiety disorder.1 People with anxiety are also twice as likely to suffer from substance use disorders than the general population, and […]
Any holiday can be a potential trigger if you’re in recovery, especially Valentine’s Day. For some people, Valentine’s Day is a painful reminder of past relationships that were destroyed by alcohol and drug addiction. For others, current struggles in relationships can make the holiday more stressful. Sometimes even just feeling lonely on Valentine’s Day can […]
Addiction is an issue that plagues all of America, yet it is one that is often misunderstood. Elaine McMillion Sheldon’s documentary “Recovery Boys” takes you deep into the heart of America’s opioid epidemic in West Virginia, and exposes some of the most intimate aspects of recovery.
The second step of the 12-Step Program is a challenging one because it is often mistakenly read as a religious directive. However, when you take a deeper look, this step is much more about what a higher power can do for us and less about who or what that higher power is.
Table of contents1. You have more free time.2. You look healthier.3. You’re less forgetful.4. You have more money.5. You’re more productive.6. You are self-aware.7. Your physical health improves.8. You have healthy boundaries.9. Your relationships improve.10. You have real friends.11. You explore new hobbies.12. You’re less stressed and anxious.13. You make fewer apologies.14. You live longer.15. […]
The holiday season is here again and what better way to celebrate the season and your sobriety than with some delicious, non-alcoholic drinks! If you find yourself hosting a sober holiday event for friends or family, these ten non-alcoholic drink recipes are festive, inexpensive, and easy to make. Of course, they’re delicious too.
If you are in recovery from addiction and enrolled in a transitional housing program, you’re most likely fully aware that every day can be a challenge. Although your days in detox and rehab are over and you’re not actively abusing drugs and alcohol anymore, day-to-day life can still be filled with triggers, stressful occurrences, and […]
There’s plenty of sober fun to be had this holiday season in Houston. If you’re looking for something fun, festive, and alcohol-free to do, here are 12 great activities for sober individuals and loved ones.
Finding fun, festive, and alcohol-free events during the holiday season isn’t always easy. However, this year, Austin is hosting several exciting holiday events and activities for residents who like to have a good time without all the booze. Here are ten of the top alcohol-free holiday events in Austin, perfect for the person in recovery.
For many people, the weeks and days leading up to the fourth Thursday in November are filled with anticipation and excitement for all that Thanksgiving day will bring. From delicious food to wholesome family time, what’s not to love?
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.
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 of great ways to celebrate Halloween “boos-free.” Here are seven […]