Tips for Staying Sober During the Holidays 

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We often think of the holidays as a time of joy and relaxation – but for many, they’re also a time of stress and temptation. After all, more than half of all Americans drink during the holidays. There’s an expectation to loosen our belts, take a break from our structured routines, and “eat, drink, and […]

Can a Healthy Routine Prevent Addiction Relapse? 

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Many factors go into supporting long-term sobriety, but perhaps one of the most important is maintaining a healthy routine. Daily exercise and a healthy diet do wonders for your body and mind, fortifying them against cravings and ensuring your time is used constructively.   By contrast, eating unhealthily and not exercising can negatively affect your mood, […]

Six Ways To Help End the Stigma of Substance Abuse

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One of the biggest obstacles to keeping people with substance abuse issues from seeking the help they need is stigma. It’s seen as weak and shameful to even admit you have a problem, let alone seek help for it. The stigma of substance abuse and seeking treatment needs to be countered if we are to […]

Staying Sober When Life Gets Hard

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Anyone in recovery knows that while detoxing isn’t easy, staying sober is the real challenge. Whether you’re in recovery or not, life can be hard to deal with sometimes.   In this article, we’re going to discuss sobriety, some tips for staying sober, and when you should consider treatment.  What Is Sobriety? Sobriety refers to […]

How To Identify and Deal With Emotional Triggers

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Our emotions are complex. They change all the time based on what’s happening in the world around us. When someone is in recovery from alcohol or drug abuse, one of the obstacles they face in situations in life that cause the urge to use again. Known as triggers, they can be the result of a […]

Changing Your Self-Perspective Through Recovery


If you are reading this, chances are that you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse. Those in recovery know it’s not just about abstaining from drugs or alcohol; it’s about changing your self-perspective, which can be a key factor in maintaining long-term sobriety. Self-perspective refers to the way you see yourself and […]

Taking the First Step Toward Real Addiction Recovery

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If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you or someone you care about has been putting off addiction recovery for a long time. It may be due to not feeling ready to take such a big step, fear of being judged, not knowing where to turn, or some other nagging worry. Whatever the specific […]

Staying Positive in Recovery


Anyone in recovery from substance abuse will tell you that keeping a positive attitude is half the battle. Staying positive is critical for preventing relapse as well as maintaining healthy habits that will help you reach and maintain sobriety. But sometimes that can be difficult. If you or a loved one are going through recovery […]

Ending LGBTQ Addiction Starts Here

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Substance abuse in the LGBTQ community occurs at a much higher rate than in the general population. Reasons for LGBTQ addiction include discrimination, social and familial rejection, negative self-image, and attending venues where substance abuse is the norm and expected, such as gay bars. The key problem LGBTQ youth face in regard to substance abuse […]

How To Feel Better When You’re Struggling With Depression

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When you are struggling with depression, sometimes just getting through the day is a challenge. There are days when you don’t even want to get out of bed and just making breakfast and getting dressed may feel like big achievements. Don’t be too hard on yourself. If you are struggling with depression and substance abuse, […]