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Category: Recovery

Why Emotional Intelligence Is Vital for Recovery

Why Emotional Intelligence Is Vital for Recovery emotional intelligence

Being able to identify what you are feeling, what those feelings mean, and how those emotions impact your behavior (and others) are essential skills in addiction recovery. This is called emotional intelligence (EI). Unlike cognitive intelligence, which is one’s ability to learn and remember, emotional intelligence has a huge impact on your ability to stay sober.

Should I Work With a Peer Recovery Coach?

Should I Work With a Peer Recovery Coach? peer recovery coach

One of the primary ways people can sustain their recovery after treatment is with the help of peer support. Peer recovery services are a type of non-clinical assistance to support recovery from substance use disorders. Just like many people use business coaches or life coaches to guide them through various aspects of their lives, many people in recovery also rely on the services of peer recovery coaches to help them stay sober.

Recommitting to Your Recovery

Recommitting to Your Recovery reevaluate recovery

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.

How to Stay Sober at NYE Parties

How to Stay Sober at NYE Parties stay sober at nye parties

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.

Why Is Relapse More Common During the Holiday Season?

Why Is Relapse More Common During the Holiday Season? relapse during the holidays

The holidays can be a stressful time for everyone, not just for people in recovery. And with stress being one of the main factors that increases the risk of relapse, it’s easy to see why relapse might be more common during the holidays.

Is Abstinence From Addictive Substances Necessary in Recovery?

Is Abstinence From Addictive Substances Necessary in Recovery? abstinence in addiction recovery

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?

How to Manage Holiday Stress in Recovery

How to Manage Holiday Stress in Recovery holiday stress in recovery

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.

Where to Find LGBTQ+ Men’s Sober Living Homes in Austin

Where to Find LGBTQ+ Men’s Sober Living Homes in Austin lgbtq+ men's sober homes

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.

Urge Surfing to Beat Cravings: What It Is and How to Do It

Urge Surfing to Beat Cravings: What It Is and How to Do It urge surfing for addiction cravings

Learning how to deal with drug and alcohol cravings is one of the biggest challenges you’ll likely face in the early stages of recovery. Although cravings can be powerful motivators for relapse, you don’t have to let them control your behavior, and there are effective ways to cope.

How to Cope When a Loved One Relapses

How to Cope When a Loved One Relapses how to cope when a loved one relapses

Watching a loved one relapse is extremely painful. Unfortunately, relapse happens sometimes. It’s normal to feel a wide range of emotions, such as anger, confusion, sadness, and hopelessness. Despite it being a challenging situation, there is still hope for your loved one. A relapse doesn’t mean they can’t fully recover from addiction.

Benefits of Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention

Benefits of Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention mindfulness-based relapse prevention

Perhaps you’ve completed rehab, and now you’re starting to resume a normal life. Indeed, there are many more challenges to overcome. So, how do you cope with everyday challenges and emotions? What do you do if you feel an urge to use drugs or drink alcohol?

How to Work Step 10 [Of the 12-Steps]

How to Work Step 10 [Of the 12-Steps] how to work step 10 of the 12-Steps

Step 10 of the 12-Step Program serves as a reminder that people in recovery are still human. They’re not perfect, and they’re going to make mistakes. Step 10 is a maintenance step. It asks that you watch for emotions that have the potential to trigger drug or alcohol abuse and make things right when you make a mistake.

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