Why Do People Relapse During the Holidays?

Seasonal Relapse

It’s not unusual to find that your fear of relapse has returned as the winter season arrives. The tragedy of seasonal relapse is real and needs to be recognized in order to take steps to prevent it. Christmas parties, Hanukkah ceremonies, and New Year’s Eve events are crammed with relapse triggers that rouse once-dormant cravings. […]

Financial Planning: Building Your First Budget!

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Financial Planning: Building Your First Budget! For many men and women who are recently in recovery or finishing treatment, financial concerns can be high. Stresses from debt, or large bills can cause anxiety which leads down a path of negativity. To help you alleviate these worries, it is our goal to navigate you through the […]

Stuff I Learned in AA: How To Live a Sober Life

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AA, or Alcoholic’s Anonymous, is a very popular program of recovery. AA is a 12-step program, meaning you follow or “work” the 12-steps of Alcoholic’s Anonymous upon entrance into the program. The 12-steps are your guide to recovering from alcoholism. Being in this program of recovery, I’ve learned a great deal about myself and the […]

3-6-5: The Numbers I Needed to be Alive


‘Those times when you get up early and you work hard, those times when you stay up late and you work hard, those times when you don’t feel like working, you’re too tired, you don’t want to push yourself, but you do it anyway. That is actually the dream. It’s not the destination, it’s the […]

How To Have a Sober Thanksgiving

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From my experience in recovery, especially early recovery, holidays can be like walking through a minefield. IEDs everywhere: flame throwers, snipers, relatives throwing grenades. People can tell you a hundred different ways, tips, and tricks, but what worked for me is very simple. Stick to the basics. It sounds obvious, but it’s so easy to […]

A How-to Guide: Set your Recovery Up for Success

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Generally speaking, the goal for anyone in recovery is to maintain their sobriety for the long-term. Everyone knows that it begins with stopping the addictive substances, but how do we continue to be successful in the long-term? Setting yourself up for success early on is extremely important when it comes to recovery, but it’s not […]

Everything You Need to Know About AA: A Beginner’s Guide

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Alcoholics Anonymous or AA, is the de facto 12-step fellowship for those recovering from substance use disorder, alcoholism and addiction. Exposure to the fellowship usually begins in treatment, and for good reason. AA has been around since 1935 and has helped millions of alcoholics and addicts get and stay sober. In a modern world of […]

A Guide to Medical Detox: How to Make The Most Out of Your Detox Experience

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Detoxing from drugs and alcohol can not only be dangerous, but under certain circumstances, deadly. For most, the first step when you stop using drugs and alcohol is a medical detox. Not only does a medical detox keep you safe from complications, it also keeps you comfortable during what can be a difficult process. Every […]

Building a Sober Lifestyle

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Typically, individuals struggle with maintaining a sober lifestyle because humans are creatures of habit. Most people stick to old habits and behaviors because they are comfortable and familiar. For this reason, building this new sober lifestyle can be frustrating and overwhelming for someone new to recovery. It can be a slow process and may require […]

How to Solve Problems in Recovery

Solve Problems

Recovery from addiction is a difficult process that requires people to face and get past many hurdles. Problem-solving is an important skill that can help people get through the ups and downs of healing. People with good problem-solving skills can recognize triggers, deal with stress, and avoid relapse. In this article, we’ll talk about how […]