If you’re working your way through the 12-Step Program, you’ve likely found that no single step is particularly easy. The same goes for Step 7. In previous steps, you’ve admitted your powerlessness over drugs and alcohol, handed your will over to your Greater Power, and looked inward to identify defects of character that have contributed to your addiction.
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Drug rehab programs often merge traditional evidence-based treatment methods with holistic mind-body practices like yoga or acupuncture to provide well-rounded treatment. Although addiction is a complex disease, mind-body therapies can help people achieve lasting sobriety. For example, meditation is one commonly-used mind-body practice. But, can meditation help recovery? Let’s take a closer look at its benefits.
It’s illegal to drink alcohol at most public beaches, but people often still do. Maybe drinking at the beach was one of your pastimes when you were addicted and it’s hard to think about spending time at the beach without alcohol being involved. You’re certainly not alone in this. Many people have to re-frame the way they view certain activities and intentionally establish new ways to enjoy leisure time.
When you get sober, it takes time to rebuild your social life. Socializing sober might not be first on your priority list, but as you get more comfortable in your sobriety, it’s important to make an effort to get social. Letting go of old, harmful relationships and building new, healthy ones is a process. Although […]
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.
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?
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 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 […]
Are you planning on staying in this 4th of July because you’re just not sure how to celebrate sober? While it’s unrealistic to assume all your friends’ cookouts and parties will be alcohol-free, you should know that you don’t have to stay cooped up inside in an effort to stay sober.
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.
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.
The holidays present a unique set of challenges for people in recovery, often putting their coping and relapse prevention skills to the ultimate test. However, these road bumps during the holiday season don’t have to be threats to sobriety. Instead, they can be used as opportunities to develop and improve important skills like resilience, discipline, […]