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 […]
Updated on December 17th, 2020 At this point, it’s probably fair to say that many of us are tired of being confined to our homes. Even while local governments across the United States gradually reopen and return to more “normal” daily life and operations, the process will take time and many people still remain cautious […]
Cravings for drugs and alcohol can be powerful motivators, even if you’ve been sober for weeks or months. Just like cravings for sugar or shopping, coping with urges to use drugs or alcohol takes intentional effort and time, but it can be done.
While you were addicted, you probably found yourself living for the next high. Maybe you were trying to recreate that first high you felt, and once you started, you just never looked back. Now that you’re sober and in recovery, certain life experiences and activities can provide a similar “rush” or “high” without all the […]
If you are recovering from opioid addiction, pain management in recovery can be a complex challenge. This is especially true if you are enrolled in a sober living program, as most sober living homes do not allow residents to use any narcotics or medications that could potentially be abused. The slide back into addiction is […]
While enrolled in a drug and alcohol rehab, you probably became accustomed to waking up early, having breakfast, meditating and attending daily support groups. These things all became a part of your routine. Now that you’re out of rehab and living life on your own again, it can be a challenge to maintain that routine […]
Self-care should be a priority for anyone who values their health and wellness, but a lifestyle of drug and alcohol abuse leaves no room for such things. During active addiction, addicts forego even the most basic of needs like food and sleep in order to keep using. As a result, the physical, mental, and spiritual […]