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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 Work Step 10 [Of the 12-Steps]

How to Work Step 10 [Of the 12-Steps] how to work step 10 of the 12-Steps

Step 10 of the 12-Step Program serves as a reminder that people in recovery are still human. They’re not perfect, and they’re going to make mistakes. Step 10 is a maintenance step. It asks that you watch for emotions that have the potential to trigger drug or alcohol abuse and make things right when you make a mistake.

How to Work Step 9 [Of the 12 Steps]

How to Work Step 9 [Of the 12 Steps]

After you make a list of the people you have wronged in Step 9, you’ll move on to Step 9 of the 12-Step Program, which is making direct or indirect amends. For many people, Step 9 is one of the most difficult of the 12 Steps because it’s hard to set things right, especially with those you’ve hurt in the past. However, as difficult as it is, this step is a vital part of the healing process.

How Loneliness Can Get In The Way Of Sobriety

How Loneliness Can Get In The Way Of Sobriety

Feelings of loneliness in sobriety may not seem like they have the potential to cause relapse, but they’re more powerful than you might think. Evidence from research studies shows loneliness is one of the psychological variables related to high-risk behavior like substance abuse. As a result, people in recovery may relapse when they feel lonely because they may be more likely to revert to old behaviors in moments of weakness

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.

16 Ways Life is Better When You’re Sober

16 Ways Life is Better When You’re Sober friends enjoying life sober

Table of contents1. You have more free time.2. You look healthier.3. You’re less forgetful.4. You have more money.5. You’re more productive.6. You are self-aware.7. Your physical health improves.8. You have healthy boundaries.9. Your relationships improve.10. You have real friends.11. You explore new hobbies.12. You’re less stressed and anxious.13. You make fewer apologies.14. You live longer.15. […]

7 Positive Things You Realize About Yourself When You Get Sober

7 Positive Things You Realize About Yourself When You Get Sober happy sober woman

Substance abuse and addiction can take a toll on the way others view us and the way we view ourselves. In fact, drug abuse itself is often a symptom of low-self esteem and self-hate. Conversely, getting sober (and staying that way) is just as much a physical process as it is an emotional and psychological […]

How to Beat Chronic Relapse with Long-Term Rehab

How to Beat Chronic Relapse with Long-Term Rehab man in recovery avoids relapse

Recovery is an ongoing process that doesn’t just happen in a day. Many people struggle with relapse, find their way back to treatment, and continue the work to become the best version of themselves before they achieve their ultimate goal of lasting sobriety. Sometimes relapse is a part of the recovery process but a pattern […]

Taking Prescription Medications in Recovery

Taking Prescription Medications in Recovery prescription medications

Taking prescription medication in recovery from addiction can have both favorable and unfavorable consequences. While in some instances, prescription medication may be necessary to recover from surgery, to treat a diagnosed illness, or to improve your overall health and quality of life, they also have the potential to derail your recovery efforts. Taking prescription medication […]

The Pink Cloud: What Is It and How Long Does It Last?

The Pink Cloud: What Is It and How Long Does It Last? pink clouds in the sky

A life of addiction causes so much pain, hurt, and grief, so sometimes its assumed that in recovery, everything will be different. While life in recovery is much more rewarding, it’s not always flowers and sunshine. In early recovery, people often experience a mixture of highs and lows as they gradually adjust to living a […]

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