Monthly Archives: February 2020

How Do I Start Over?

One of the reasons that people put off getting sober is because they know they will have to start over. Even if you still have your family, a job, the house, or your cars, the life you had during addiction brought you to ground zero. You may still have the materialistic things you have acquired […]

Step Two: Restored to Sanity

One of the most misunderstood steps within the 12-Steps is Step 2, which states, “Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity”.  Once you’ve decided that you’re powerless over substances and your life has become unmanageable, being restored to sanity is the next item on the to-do list. This […]

Now that I am Sober, Can I Still Hang Out with A Drunk Friend?

After a period of sobriety, you may come to crossroads in recovery when it comes to hanging out with friends who still drink. You put together a dinner party with a few close friends and find that one of your friends that you know from recovery has come to the event high or drunk. You […]

What Does “Discover, Uncover, Discard” Mean Anyway?

Shampoo, for years, has provided instructions on the bottle that tells people to “lather, rinse, and repeat”. These three words give great directions on how to get the cleanest hair possible. In turn, this has become a universal phrase to do essential tasks in order. In recovery, this colloquialism can be related to the recovery […]

What Does it Mean to “Spin-Dry” in One’s Recovery?

Someone who is addicted to drugs and alcohol is always trying to find ways to up the ante to make their high hit more effectively than the last one. What happens during drug and alcohol addiction is that an individual’s tolerance increases which also dangerously increases their consumption. Once the line is crossed into addiction, […]

How To Stop Letting Your Failures Separate You From Others

Recovery means overlooking the differences you may feel and regard the similarities you see. By doing this, you can stop separating yourself from others who can provide resources or information to benefit your sobriety. If you are suffering from an addiction, you may have found yourself feeling alone and talk yourself into thinking that no […]

What an Intervention Really Means

An intervention may have been the source of contention when your family and friends recently held one in your honor. Rather than seeing the positive side, you could believe that you were tricked or coerced into treatment. After all, you were not aware of the intervention in the first place. Unfortunately, for the intervention to […]

Tips to Quit Vaping

Over the last five years, the vaping industry has continued to increase its margin among users of all ages. What was marketed as a healthier alternative method to quit smoking traditional cigarettes, turned into just another vice that makes a person need help for permanent cessation.  Why do people get addicted to vaping? There are […]

Brad Pitt: Happy, Joyous, and Free!

We love it when celebrities get sober! One of the most motivating aspects of recovery is when a celebrity shares their experience, strength, and hope in the limelight. Drinking and using has brought many of us down in a demoralizing manner and it helps to know we are not alone in our despair. Although we […]

Why Does My Past Keep Coming Up?

As you are trudging the road of happy destiny living the sober life, you get stopped in your tracks as you hear about your past mistakes out the mouth of another. Up until this point everyone has been so supportive and encouraging, but this person, who does not seem mad at you, is stating unflattering […]

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