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Why You Should Keep a Gratitude List and How to Start

In recovery, you go through a lot of ups and downs, especially in the first few years as life begins to settle. Sometimes, you may feel a little fed up or frustrated. This too shall pass.  Do you want a secret way to improve your mood, even if you’re having a crummy week? Keeping a [...]

By |2019-03-15T13:32:03-07:00March 15th, 2019|recovery|0 Comments

Choosing a 12-Step Sponsor

In recovery, learning to live life on life’s terms is a big part of the struggle. To get help, you admit that you’re powerless over your addiction (as well as people) and you decide you’re willing to try something new. Treatment teaches you a lot about yourself, your triggers and your defects. Working on these [...]

By |2019-02-20T13:32:57-07:00February 20th, 2019|recovery|0 Comments

Understanding Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome

Getting clean isn’t easy, especially when you’re first starting out. Many people need to go to detox to get highly addictive drugs out of their system. Some of this detox produces uncomfortable physical and physchological symptoms. These symptoms usually subside within a few days to a few weeks. However, there are also long-term effects that [...]

By |2019-01-03T20:51:47-07:00January 8th, 2019|recovery|0 Comments

25 Ways to Say “No” to a Drink or Drug

Staying clean is the top priority in everyone’s life once they find recovery. You can do your best to avoid temptation by working your recovery program. You know it’s important to stay away from people, places and things that tempt you. However, life is unpredictable. Sometimes you run into old friends at the grocery store [...]

By |2018-12-07T14:27:05-07:00December 10th, 2018|recovery|0 Comments

Sobriety and the Holidays: How to Cope

Are you nervous about celebrating the holidays in your newfound recovery? Staying clean is always the most important aspect of recovery, and people are often worried about temptation during the holidays. Stress can be a trigger for many people. The stress that people experience during the holidays during recovery may sometimes feel like overload; after [...]

By |2018-11-19T11:56:23-07:00November 19th, 2018|recovery|0 Comments

Is Your Environment Affecting Your Recovery?

People who struggle with addiction have many triggers that they learn to cope with as they stay clean for a length of time. When a person goes to treatment, they’re in a safe space where they can feel free to explore their addiction and find a path to recovery. Treatment centers are without judgment, and [...]

By |2018-10-17T08:44:48-07:00October 17th, 2018|recovery|0 Comments

Learn to Have Fun in Recovery! 15 Ways

Getting clean is a big deal, and at first, your primary goal in recovery is to live one day at a time. Treatment and 12-step meetings probably made up most of your days in early recovery. But once you’ve been clean a while, you may become restless. Boredom can be a big trigger for relapse [...]

By |2018-09-27T12:25:12-07:00September 27th, 2018|recovery|0 Comments

Journaling Can Help Keep You Focus on the Positive

In treatment, there is a lot of talk about what tools you can use to help you stay clean. Mediations, mindfulness, exercise, and simply picking up the phone are often mentioned as important tools that can help you with stress and everyday life. But what about overcoming negativity and dealing with your bad days? Many [...]

By |2018-08-31T18:38:35-07:00August 31st, 2018|recovery|0 Comments