Monthly Archives: October 2020

Why Does Routine Help Recovery?

Power in Routine

Doing the next indicated step is an important concept to follow in recovery. Distractions, including drugs and alcohol, can be why many people in recovery fall short into relapse. Although you may not like following a rigid schedule, there is something to establishing a routine to follow in recovery. Even though tomorrow is not promised, […]

How Can Someone Get Sober When They Are in Denial?

man in denial struggling with addiction

Only a small percentage of people decide to get sober on their own. Without having some significant ramifications that occur directly from their drug and alcohol use, many people choose to stay in their active addiction. The ease and comfort of alcoholism or addiction can keep a person from seeing that they are doing damage […]

Will I Ever Break Free from Shame?

Healing from Shame

After having a time of suffering from addiction to drugs and alcohol, shame will no doubt take over your whole being. Shame is often accompanied by guilt due to the regret of the past, impulsive choices, and harming essential relationships. Your shame may have so much power over you that you may not see any […]

Why Recovery Means More Than Just Sobriety

What It Means to Live Sober

If you have spent any time in 12-Step meetings, you have heard the words “recovery” and “sobriety” integrated into the shares. Although these words are used interchangeably, they do have different distinctions in their definition. Anyone attempting long-term cessation of drugs and alcohol will know the difference in what it means to be sober versus […]

Making Friends After Rehab

Finding supportive friendships

Understanding the changes that need to take place in sobriety is essential to recovery. One of those changes is who you choose to spend your time with. When you were active in your addiction, the friends you hung around with probably drank and used as heavily as you did. You and your drinking and using […]

Are Some People More Susceptible to Relapse than Others?

The definition of relapse is “to suffer deterioration after a period of improvement.” Another definition is “a deterioration in someone’s state of health after a temporary improvement.” Regarding someone with substance addiction, relapse is a return to drugs and alcohol after a period of sobriety. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 40-60% of […]

Top 5 Things People Get Wrong About Addiction

Understanding what happens during addiction

Misconceptions happen all the time regarding addiction. The truth is that addiction is often misunderstood because anyone who is not addicted to drugs and alcohol cannot understand what happens mentally and physically with someone who is. Addiction triggers an allergy of the body and an obsession of the mind as soon as substances enter the […]

How to Stay Sober on Halloween During COVID-19

Sober Halloween during Covid-19

This year’s Halloween is going to look a little different this year amidst a global pandemic. Halloween is a holiday that hosts tons of costume parties and brings out hundreds of trick or treaters, which may be canceled to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. While you may have stayed sober during the pandemic so […]

What Are the Common Fears Surrounding Rehab?

Fear of loss in recovery

Someone who desperately needs to receive treatment from drugs and alcohol may put up a fight or refuse to go simply because of fear. They may have devised up some misgivings about what attending a rehabilitation center will be like based on what they believe will happen – not on the reality of what actually […]

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