Top Five Sober Activities to Do in Gaithersburg, Maryland

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A big question many people ask when they first get sober is, “What will I do for fun?” Luckily, there are so many answers to that question. Below are five fun sober activities to do in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Watch Live Performances, Take Classes, and Experience Art at the Arts Barn The Arts Barn is a […]

Staying Sober on Halloween

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7 Ways to Stay Sober on Halloween Halloween in recovery—especially early recovery—can be a challenge. Most parties involve alcohol. However, there are many fun ways to celebrate the holiday sober. Halloween is also a kid-centric holiday, meaning that most of us actually do have experience celebrating it sober, even before we enter recovery as adults. […]

Moving Past Fears of Sobriety

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When it comes to getting sober, many people have lots of starts and stops. Six years before I got sober for what I hope to be the last time, I quit drinking for a couple months—only to pick up right where I left off. There were many times throughout active addiction that I tried to […]

How To Maintain Your Sobriety During The Holidays

How To Maintain Your Sobriety During The Holidays

Holidays can be a fun and exciting season of the year. There are plenty of parties, gatherings, and seasonal activities that call everyone to eat, drink, and be merry. For people in their recovery journeys from alcohol or drug addiction, holidays may not be a fun time. Holidays have a lot to deal with, from […]

3 Mocktail Ideas for This Holiday Season

3 Mocktail Ideas for This Holiday Season

While many Americans are busy planning their Thanksgiving menus and making travel arrangements to visit family, you may be worried about how to maintain your sobriety. The holidays can be an enjoyable time to spend with loved ones, but they can also be a very stressful time, especially if you are in recovery. Thanksgiving dinners, […]

Amatus Health’s Avi Burstein featured in Authority Magazine

Amatus Health’s Avi Burstein was featured in Authority Magazine.  He sat down with them for their “Heroes of the Addiction Crisis” series.  Burstein is a licensed clinical professional counselor in Maryland and the VP of Clinical Services. He talks about how he wants to make a difference when it comes to addiction.  “I wish someone […]

Amatus Health’s Avi Burstein featured in Thrive Global

Amatus Health’s Avi Burstein was featured in an article by Thrive Global, as part of a series about “Heroes of the Addiction Crisis.”  Burstein is a licensed clinical professional counselor in Maryland and the VP of Clinical Services. He talks about how he wants to make a difference when it comes to addiction. “I wish […]

Getting Sober in Autumn

Fall is a season of change. While kids go back to school, the leaves change color and the days shorten. If you’re looking to get sober, it’s an advantageous time to do it, for a number of reasons.  Change and Nature People make New Year’s resolutions because the start of a new year can prompt […]

Sober Stories: Charlie

What led you to get sober? There was a series of thoughts. The first was I was starting my medical transition, and part of getting on hormones is having a psych evaluation. I did the psych eval and they identified that I had an alcohol abuse problem. By the time I saw my therapist for […]

Anthony Kiedis

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Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers has been continuously sober since the year 2000. He’s struggled with cocaine, heroin, and alcohol use. The song “Under the Bridge,” one of the band’s most popular, is about a time Kiedis used drugs under a bridge in LA. One day during his first attempt at sobriety, […]