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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.

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.

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.

Should I Go Back to Rehab?

Should I Go Back to Rehab?

Maybe you’ve found yourself in a bad place; feeling uncertain about your future sober, struggling to deal with cravings, or hiding drug use from your friends and family again. If this is you, you’re not alone. It’s important to get back into treatment right away. Going back to rehab can help you address underlying issues that are causing your addiction to resurface and will give you the best chance at achieving lasting recovery.

Why Self-Help Groups Alone Are Not Enough to Treat Addiction

Why Self-Help Groups Alone Are Not Enough to Treat Addiction self-help group

We’ve all heard the stories about a person who decided to get sober, started attending 12-Step groups, and is still sober to this day. While stories like this can really happen, they are few and far between. For most people, addiction self-help groups are not enough to adequately treat addiction on their own. More often […]

How to Stop Enabling Addiction

How to Stop Enabling Addiction Are You Enabling Your Loved One’s Addiction?

Many times, family members and loved ones try to help an addicted loved one, but unknowingly make the situation worse. Dealing with alcohol or drug addiction in the family is a difficult and complex situation, many people find themselves enabling a loved one and ultimately contributing to the addiction. So, if you’re reading this article […]

How to Find an AA Sponsor

How to Find an AA Sponsor AA sponsor

All Eudaimonia sober living clients are required to attend recovery meetings while they are enrolled in our sober living program. Although a 12-step fellowship membership is not required and there are many other support group options (SMART Recovery, Celebrate Recovery, LifeRing Secular Recovery, etc.) many sober living residents choose to attend 12-step fellowship meetings.

Do’s and Don’ts of Visiting a Loved One in Sober Living

Do’s and Don’ts of Visiting a Loved One in Sober Living father visiting son in sober living

If your loved one is currently living in a sober living home, there may come a time when you want to visit. This scenario can be complex for many reasons, but in this blog, we’ll provide several helpful tips for visiting a loved one in sober living.

11 Common Recovery Challenges During the Holidays

11 Common Recovery Challenges During the Holidays 11 Common Recovery Challenges During the Holidays

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, […]

What are the Top Reasons to Join a Recovery Support Group After Rehab?

What are the Top Reasons to Join a Recovery Support Group After Rehab? Top Reasons to Join a Recovery Support Group After Rehab

After you’ve completed a drug and alcohol rehab program, you may be tempted to think that you don’t need continued support; that as long as you stay away from alcohol or drugs you’ll be fine. Unfortunately, this is the type of thinking that leads straight to relapse and away from long-term sobriety.

The Importance of Recovery Support at a Sober Living Home

The Importance of Recovery Support at a Sober Living Home The Importance of Recovery Support at a Sober Living Home

Following completion of treatment1 for drug or alcohol addiction, it’s not always easy to make a smooth transition home. In fact, the risk of relapse2 is great when the recovering addict goes back to an environment where drug- and alcohol-free living is not supported. Triggers3, association with former drug and alcohol users, even family members […]

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