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Category: Sober Living

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.

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.

What to Say to Someone On Their Sobriety Anniversary

What to Say to Someone On Their Sobriety Anniversary what to say to someone on their sobriety anniversary

Do you have a friend or loved one that is celebrating their sobriety anniversary? Getting them a card, sending them a quick text, or taking them out to dinner are all great ways to congratulate them on their sobriety. However, sometimes it can be challenging to know what to say to express what you’re feeling.

Can I Stay Friends With People Who Use Drugs and Alcohol?

Can I Stay Friends With People Who Use Drugs and Alcohol? friends with people who use alcohol and drugs

People who are recovering from addiction have to be intentional about protecting their sobriety. Often, this means they must cut ties with old drug-using buddies. Otherwise, continuing to spend time with friends who use drugs or alcohol could put them in dangerous situations that may trigger a relapse.

6 Reasons to Consider Living In a Pet-Friendly Sober Home

6 Reasons to Consider Living In a Pet-Friendly Sober Home pet-friendly-sober-home

If you feel that your pet helps you emotionally, spiritually, physically, and psychologically, you may not be willing to part with it to move into a sober home. Fortunately, some pet-friendly sober homes allow residents to bring their well-mannered animals to live with them. If you’ve never considered it before, here are six good reasons to live in a pet-friendly sober home.

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