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How to Respond and How Not to Respond When Someone Tells You They’re Getting Sober

Deciding to get sober can be very challenging and intimidating. People who pursue recovery from addiction need support from those in their lives. This not only gives them strength through the life-changing journey they’re about to take. An addicted brain is more likely to rationalize drinking or using, so a lack of support can make…

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3 Ways to Enjoy a Sober Valentine’s Day

Before even knowing what alcohol is, we formed a subconscious link between alcohol and celebrating. As children, we watched our parents having a good time with friends over the holidays drinking and celebrating. For men and women who struggle with addiction, the holidays can be an especially challenging time. If you are newly sober, you…

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Celebrating Short-Term Sobriety Milestones

Recovery is a journey, not a destination. With this in mind, it can be beneficial to celebrate short-term sobriety goals. Not only will joyous celebrations keep you goal-oriented and help you stay motivated, but they also remind your loved ones of your ongoing commitment to your long-term recovery. Having a reliable alumni network with whom…

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3 Steps Towards Achieving Long-Term Sobriety

You may want to get sober for a variety of reasons, from regaining your physical health to repairing your most important relationships, but the ultimate goal of addiction recovery is long-term sobriety. There are many strategies and techniques used to achieve long-term sobriety goals, including the ongoing support of an alumni program. Reach out to…

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What Is Seasonal Depression?

Seasonal depression, also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), is a type of depression linked to changes in the seasons. It usually occurs during winter and ends in spring, and usually occurs perenially. However, it is more than just “winter blues” since the symptoms can be quite distressing and overwhelming and could affect your normal…

benefits of recovery housing

What Are the Benefits of Recovery Housing?

The goal of any addiction recovery program is to achieve sobriety. For many people, pursuing recovery in the right environment is paramount to their success. Not all living situations promote sobriety. That can make recovery housing, also called sober living housing, a great option for people looking for increased independence matched with ongoing support after…