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.
The year 2020 has certainly been a trying one so far with the COVID-19 pandemic, worldwide protests, sporadic riots, and rising unemployment rates all hitting home at the same time. The constant media coverage and images shared on social media can become overwhelming and may leave you feeling anxious and depressed. In the face of […]
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. […]
For many people, the weeks and days leading up to the fourth Thursday in November are filled with anticipation and excitement for all that Thanksgiving day will bring. From delicious food to wholesome family time, what’s not to love?
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 […]
If you successfully got sober and overcame your drug addiction, you have a lot to be proud of! However, getting sober doesn’t necessarily mean you’re out of the woods just yet. Addiction is a chronic disease, and much like other chronic diseases, it will require ongoing treatment and effort to stay sober.
The recovery process is incredibly personal and there’s no way to predict how long you will stay at your sober living home. However, every sober living resident will eventually move out and live an independent life of sobriety when they are ready.
Mindfulness is a buzzword these days, but what does it mean and how do we practice mindfulness on a daily basis? More importantly, what does it have to do with sobriety? Practicing mindfulness in your everyday life isn’t as easy as it sounds, but it can have powerful benefits for people in recovery. Regardless of […]
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, […]
Finals week. It’s the light at the end of the tunnel but it can also be the worst week of the entire semester. Although months of hard work are finally coming to an end and summer break is just around the corner, you still have to make it through a week of intense testing, final […]