Transitioning from a life of addiction to a life of sobriety can be difficult whether you’re enrolled in a sober living program or not. While transitional housing and the support that comes with it is all very helpful and effective, your first year of sobriety will still come with its share of challenges and you’ll […]
Music has a profound ability to help us through difficult times in life and keep us focused on what’s really important. As you live your new lifestyle of sobriety, you’ll have good days and bad ones, but this list of songs about addiction and recovery may provide inspiration, hope, and healing when you need it […]
After transitioning into sober living, many individuals focus their time on finding employment. This is often because they have either left their job to enroll in rehab or lost their job prior to enrolling. Becoming self-sufficient in recovery is a great goal to have. Establishing financial independence and standing on your own is a beautiful […]
Updated on August 10th, 2020Physical relapse is often precipitated by several emotional, mental, and spiritual changes. In some cases, you may not even realize you’re gradually slipping further and further from your recovery goals and heading straight for a relapse. What Is a Drug Relapse? A drug relapse is returning to a lifestyle of actively […]
Now that you’ve successfully completed your inpatient drug and alcohol rehab, what’s next? Some people assume that returning home after rehab is the best choice. While it may be a great decision for some, others may have a less positive experience.
Jacob Groomer’s yoga practice is a very personal one. Although he got sober nearly eight years ago, yoga still plays an important role in his ongoing sobriety. In addition to practicing on his own, Jacob is also a certified yoga instructor in Austin, teaches yoga at Nova Recovery Center every Sunday, and is passionate about […]
Moving away to college is a time for celebration, a new stage of one’s life, a time for growth, discovery, and learning. Students travel from all around the world to attend the college of their choice, where over the next few years they will live, sleep, and make new friendships that last lifetimes.
Developing healthy relationships is an important part of living a sober life. In the past, you may have used to use drugs and alcohol as a crutch to boost your confidence in social situations. Now that you’re sober, it will take some time to let go of the old, harmful relationships in your life and […]
Once you complete a drug and alcohol rehab program, you’ll want to do everything you can to increase your opportunities for continued success in your sobriety. For some individuals, this may include seeking out a stable, sober place to live after rehab. A halfway house, ¾ home, or another type of recovery residence may provide […]
Finding sober friends doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, in Austin, Texas, getting plugged into a sober social circle couldn’t be any easier. Maybe you’ve lived in Austin for years, but your past social activities always involved going to bars and drinking at friends’ houses. Or maybe you’ve recently relocated to Austin for a […]
A Houston native, a financial analyst, and a talented musician, Max Flinn has found success and happiness in many areas of life, even after a lengthy struggle with substance abuse. His personal experience with addiction and recovery was a defining crossroad in his life and continues to be a major influence in his songwriting. Today, […]
The men of Eudaimonia’s Rustic Creek sober living apartment complex took on the 4th of July with a special celebration filled with food, fun, and a little friendly competition. More than 50 sober living residents showed up for the event to enjoy grilled hot dogs, hamburgers and other snacks in good company. Some event-goers also […]
Self-care should be a priority for anyone who values their health and wellness, but a lifestyle of drug and alcohol abuse leaves no room for such things. During active addiction, addicts forego even the most basic of needs like food and sleep in order to keep using. As a result, the physical, mental, and spiritual […]
Loss and grief are an inevitable part of life, but the stress of extreme loss during addiction recovery can be a very challenging obstacle to overcome. It may feel like second nature to fall back on drugs and alcohol to cope with feelings of grief and loss, but as a newly sober individual, you have […]
Summertime is the perfect time for hosting or attending a summer cookout, but as a newly sober person, the idea of going to this type of event might be overwhelming or uncomfortable. It’s important to note that attending these types of social events will get easier as time goes on, but right now, you don’t […]