Tag Archives: Early Recovery

How Understanding Star Wars Can Help You Conquer Addiction


Perhaps no movie boasts a higher number of fans of multiple generations than Star Wars. Released in 1977, the science fiction tale of good vs. evil has enjoyed a hardcore fan base and a host of sequels. Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, and other characters lead the quest through outer space to defeat the […]

When Saying “No” Is a Positive Thing

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“Just Say No” was a hallmark anti-drug campaign conceived during the Reagan administration, encouraging children tempted by illegal narcotics to “just say no.” While some dismissed this approach’s simplicity regarding the complex nature of potential drug abuse, it can apply in many other areas of concern. Saying “no” can have power when applied to multiple […]

It’s Valentine’s Day. Do I Still Have to Wait a Year for a Relationship?

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and having a significant other can suddenly become very important. The problem is that most people suggest that newly sober people wait at least a year to enter a relationship. Why – you ask? Well, there is evidence that people who get into relationships before they are emotionally ready can […]

What’s the Big Deal About Being Single in the First Year of Sobriety Anyway?

What’s the Big Deal About Being Single in the First Year of Sobriety Anyway?

Being in recovery means taking suggestions and deciding if you are going to follow them. One of the least popular suggestions is waiting until you have a year of sobriety before you get into a romantic relationship with someone. This entails dating, becoming committed, marriage, or just plain hooking up. Starting in a serious relationship […]

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