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Fighting Boredom in Recovery During COVID-19

By |August 7th, 2020|recovery|

The COVID-19 pandemic seems to be with us all for a while, and we're altering our habits. For people in recovery, like everyone else, this means staying home as much as possible and small or no gatherings. It can be lonely and boring. The feeling of boredom is a common trigger for people who are [...]

Watching Out for Other Addictions

By |July 7th, 2020|recovery|

When people talk about addiction, they’re usually talking about drugs or substance abuse. Yet there are many ways people find themselves locked in the grip of different addictions. A big part of addiction is the compulsion or burning desire to use your substance of choice. A compulsion to use means that you are experiencing physical [...]

Technology Know-How To Help People Stay Sober

By |June 26th, 2020|recovery|

In the new era of the COVID-19 crisis, everyone is learning to adapt. Meetings have gone online and people have returned to making phone calls to speak with their support system. Technology has also taken center stage when it comes to meetings. It can be frustrating to learn new technology, but much of it is [...]

Giving Back in Recovery During COVID-19

By |April 9th, 2020|recovery|

The world is facing a challenge like never before, but people are still doing their best to provide addiction recovery assistance. How can you give back to others safely during the pandemic? First of all, you can’t do anything alone, and you can’t be expected to do it all. Don’t run yourself down offering help. [...]

You Can Practice Self-Care And Work. Here’s How.

By |February 10th, 2020|recovery|

Many people in recovery find that as they get more clean and sober time under their belt, their lives become fuller. Self-care can sometimes fall by the wayside. You may be able to take a better job or spend more time doing the things you love. With these advantages come a few drawbacks - although [...]

Let’s Talk About Sleep and Well-Being

By |January 31st, 2020|Uncategorized|

What do sleep and well-being have to do with each other? A lot, actually. Many health professionals agree that our sleep patterns, whether we get too much or not enough, can affect both our mood and health day-to-day. In recovery, you’re often thinking about your mental state. A lot of the 12-step work you do [...]

Surviving the Holidays in Recovery

By |December 19th, 2019|recovery|

The holidays are a stressful time of year! People in and out of recovery run around worrying about things or trying to make things perfect. There’s too much traffic, stores always seem crowded, and there never seem to be enough hours in the day! Does this sound familiar? The holidays can make everything seem frantic. [...]