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Sober House: Everything You Need To Know

Sober House: Everything You Need To Know Eudaimonia Sober Living

If you or a loved one struggles with addiction and drugs, it can be challenging to know what to do. But before you start looking for more information about sober houses, you should make sure that this is the best option for you. Eudaimonia Sober Living Homes in Austin, Houston, and Colorado Springs are private facilities made for the people who want to stay and a place free from temptations after completing the rehab treatment. It is also an idle option for those people who have decided to quit drugs or alcohol but are not comfortable staying at home during the process. A patient can continue to live in a sober living facility after completing the rehabilitation treatment. These homes are also known as the recovery resident and transitional living facilities. The purpose of a sober living facility is to provide complete independence to the patients to attain stable sobriety.

Addiction Codependency: Coping Strategies for Living With an Addict

Addiction Codependency: Coping Strategies for Living With an Addict couple having a disagreement

Codependency and addiction are terms often used together when the relationship between two people becomes toxic, dysfunctional, or otherwise unhealthy due to prolonged alcohol abuse or other addictions. Many relationships affected by alcohol or other drugs end in separation and may have lasting effects like physical injuries, emotional trauma, additional addictive disorders, financial problems, or […]

Sober Spring: Fun Things to do in Austin

Sober Spring: Fun Things to do in Austin Two sober friends having fun reading and relaxing in a hammock

Springtime in the Austin area is in full swing, and now is the time to get out and enjoy everything that it has to offer. If this is your first ‘Sober Spring’ or you are in early recovery, it’s important to know that while it will be different than in the past, that doesn’t mean it will be any less exciting or eventful.

Sleep Deprivation and Substance Abuse: What You Need to Know to Prevent Relapse

Sleep Deprivation and Substance Abuse: What You Need to Know to Prevent Relapse sleep deprivation and substance abuse

Sleep deprivation and substance abuse problems are deeply interconnected. Just as misusing drugs can make it difficult to get good quality rest, withdrawing from addictive substances can have the same effect. Not only that, but not getting enough sleep in recovery can leave you more vulnerable to relapse. 

12-Step Program vs. Sober Living Program: What’s the Difference?

12-Step Program vs. Sober Living Program: What’s the Difference? 12-step program vs. sober living program

The 12-Step Program is popular among people in recovery, as are sober living programs. But what’s the difference between the two types of recovery support programs and which is best for you? In this blog, we’ll compare a 12-Step Programs vs. sober living program to help you find an answer.

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.

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?

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 Self-Defeating Behaviors to Avoid In Recovery

6 Self-Defeating Behaviors to Avoid In Recovery

Certain behaviors, when repeated over and over, can prevent you from creating the best life for yourself after addiction. But sometimes, it feels impossible to change our behavior and do something different. In fact, we may not even realize how these harmful behaviors are affecting us and those around us.

How to Work Step 7 Of the Twelve Steps

How to Work Step 7 Of the Twelve Steps How to Work Step 7 Of the Twelve Steps

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.

Can Meditation Help Recovery?

Can Meditation Help Recovery?

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.

9 Sober Activities for the Beach

9 Sober Activities for the Beach

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.

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