Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) is an organization that is well-known for its 12 steps, but the 12 traditions of A.A. are also important, as they highlight the hallmark principles of A.A. and provide additional guidelines for people in recovery. If you’re interested in learning more about A.A. and 12-step recovery, these principles are important to know. […]
What’s the difference between a sober living home and group therapy? A sober living home provides safe and sober group housing to help people reintegrate back into society after completing addiction treatment or following a relapse. On the other hand, group therapy consists of group sessions facilitated by a therapist or counselor. The discussions address […]
Anxiety is a normal emotion that everyone experiences from time to time. However, when it becomes debilitating, it can lead to serious issues like substance abuse and addiction. Social anxiety and other anxiety disorders are very common and many people in recovery struggle to cope with feelings of anxiousness in social situations, even after getting […]
Taking prescription medication in recovery from addiction can have both favorable and unfavorable consequences. While in some instances, prescription medication may be necessary to recover from surgery, to treat a diagnosed illness, or to improve your overall health and quality of life, they also have the potential to derail your recovery efforts. Taking prescription medication […]
Cravings and urges to use drugs or drink alcohol can be a very powerful thing. Although they do have the potential to cause a relapse, they are a normal part of recovery and it is possible to beat them. Here are eight effective ways to deal with cravings and urges in recovery.
Updated on August 25th, 2020 It’s no secret that alcohol is often viewed as a necessary and normal part of life in American culture. And with the ever-growing “wine mom” culture, moms — and parents in general — are told that it’s not only acceptable to booze it up, but it’s expected.
Many people view American holidays like St. Patrick’s Day as an excuse to party and get drunk, but you don’t have to spend your St. Patrick’s day that way. If you’re an addict in recovery, there are still plenty of fun ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day sober. Although celebrating sober is a very different […]
Despite the fact that Austin’s infamous SXSW is known for partying, drinking, and massive hangovers, it’s entirely possible to attend and have a great time without alcohol and drugs. In fact, being sober is the best and safest way to get as much out of the annual festival as possible.
The recovery process is incredibly personal and there’s no way to predict how long you will stay at your sober living home. However, every sober living resident will eventually move out and live an independent life of sobriety when they are ready.
While you were addicted, you probably found yourself living for the next high. Maybe you were trying to recreate that first high you felt, and once you started, you just never looked back. Now that you’re sober and in recovery, certain life experiences and activities can provide a similar “rush” or “high” without all the […]
A life of addiction causes so much pain, hurt, and grief, so sometimes its assumed that in recovery, everything will be different. While life in recovery is much more rewarding, it’s not always flowers and sunshine. In early recovery, people often experience a mixture of highs and lows as they gradually adjust to living a […]
Societal norms today tell us two major things about Valentine’s Day and how we should celebrate it: We should be in a long-standing, committed relationship. We should celebrate with wine or champagne. Neither of those things is true.
All Eudaimonia sober living clients are required to attend recovery meetings while they are enrolled in our sober living program. Although a 12-step fellowship membership is not required and there are many other support group options (SMART Recovery, Celebrate Recovery, LifeRing Secular Recovery, etc.) many sober living residents choose to attend 12-step fellowship meetings.
If your loved one is currently living in a sober living home, there may come a time when you want to visit. This scenario can be complex for many reasons, but in this blog, we’ll provide several helpful tips for visiting a loved one in sober living.
Living one day at a time is an important principle in a life of sobriety. Staying sober for the rest of forever is a daunting task to think about but living in the present and taking each day as it comes is a much more reasonable goal.