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 […]
Updated on August 10th, 2020 Getting sober isn’t easy because it’s difficult to admit that you have a problem, let alone that you’re powerless to alcohol or drugs. However, this is exactly what Step 1 of the 12-Step Program asks of us. What Are the 12 Steps? Step 1: We admitted we were powerless over […]
Updated on April 27th, 2021 It’s officially Fall even though it still feels like summer here in Texas! Welcoming this new season is a perfect opportunity to expand your hobbies, interests, and get creative with your leisure activities. While you were addicted, maybe all you did for fun was get drunk or high. Now that […]
When you’re addicted to drugs or alcohol, any type of day is a good reason to get high or drunk. Whether you’re feeling low and you want to feel better, or you’re on top of the world and you want an extra boost, using is a quick fix. On the other hand, when you’re sober, […]
Addiction is a complex disease and the idea of being “in recovery” or being “a recovered addict” is somewhat objective. Recovery is unique to every individual and if you’re wondering whether you’ll ever fully recover after addiction, you’re not alone.
Upon the completion of detox and rehab, individuals gradually transition into a “life of recovery.” That phrase is thrown around a lot, but what does it really mean? What should a life in recovery look like after rehab is over?
One of the most common questions about an intensive outpatient program is, “How long does IOP last?” The duration of addiction treatment can be a barrier for some people and will also affect how much treatment costs so this is an important question! In this blog, we’ll give you some answers to help you determine […]
If you’re living a sober life, chances are, you’re bound to end up in a social situation where other people are drinking. Alcohol is a part of many celebratory occasions and social gatherings, so sometimes it can seem impossible to avoid. Next time you’re faced with a difficult situation or craving, try one of the […]