The start of a new year is a chance to re-evaluate your life and your recovery. If you haven’t yet given any thought to where you are now in your recovery journey and where you’d like to be, this is a good exercise in self-improvement and discipline that will help you fully enjoy the benefits of a stable and sober life.
Category: Accountability in Sober Living
Every December on New Year’s, many people overindulge and binge on alcohol to celebrate the upcoming year. In America, this behavior is often an annual tradition that people don’t think twice about before doing. However, if you’re sober, it doesn’t have to be your tradition and there are many other ways to celebrate.
Many addiction recovery programs require complete abstinence from drugs and alcohol in recovery while others recommend moderation management instead. But what’s the difference between the two? Which one is better? And what are the benefits of complete abstinence from addictive substances?
The holidays can be a tricky time to be in recovery, especially if you’re newly sober. With more travel, pressure-filled social engagements with family and friends, and increased financial strain, all the stress can quickly build up and make you more susceptible to relapse.
Research studies have shown that LGBTQ+ men face distinct recovery challenges. The LGBTQ+ community endures unique psychological and social issues that can fuel addiction and give rise to isolation. Despite these challenges, it’s crucial that no one feels alone in their recovery journey.
Relapse is a real risk after rehab, so people in recovery should do everything they can to safeguard their sobriety. Sober living homes offer many great benefits that can help newly sober individuals sustain their recovery and establish healthy habits and relationships. If you’re considering enrolling yourself or a loved one in a sober living program, here are some of the most important ways they can help prevent relapse.
Not everyone will experience relapse in the same way, or at all! However, there are many harmful myths and ideas about relapse that are frequently spread and shared. Viewing these misconceptions as truth can be very damaging and may increase the likelihood that you’ll revert to a lifestyle of active addiction.
The concept of rewarding positive behavior with some type of tangible reward is often applied in addiction treatment through a type of therapy called contingency management. It’s frequently used to help motivate clients to sustain their sobriety, and in many instances, it increases overall success in recovery.
[et_pb_section admin_label=”Section” fullwidth=”off” specialty=”off”][et_pb_row admin_label=”Row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_image admin_label=”Image” src=”http://eudaimoniahomes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Bank-Holidays.jpg” show_in_lightbox=”off” url_new_window=”off” use_overlay=”off” animation=”left” sticky=”off” align=”left” force_fullwidth=”off” always_center_on_mobile=”on” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] [/et_pb_image][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Staying sober during the holidays, can be difficult. The holiday season can be a stressful one. In early sobriety, these factors can make staying sober during the holidays difficult. Parties […]
Completing a drug and alcohol rehab program is an accomplishment, however, the road to recovery does not end there. Many addicts come to understand that “Recovery “is a lifelong process, and a 30-day stay is not going to cure your addiction. If anything, staying sober inside a drug and alcohol treatment center is easy. No […]