Holiday Shopping for the Recovery Life

The holidays are a time of joy and thanksgiving. For people in recovery, however, the holidays may bring back unpleasant memories of the past or pose a threat to their sobriety. By planning your holiday season in advance, you can enjoy this time to the full without missing a step in your recovery. Here are a few tips for staying on track as you shop and fellowship with others during the holidays. Continue reading

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How to Prepare for Thanksgiving with Family and Friends

This year Thanksgiving is so different with Covid19 restrictions leaving many big holiday gatherings to just the immediate family. If you are going to be with family or friends, please be safe.  Continue reading

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5 Ways to Have an Attitude of Gratitude

A gratitude attitude is one that’s thankful and appreciative of all aspects of life – good and bad, big and small. When gratitude becomes a habit, you’re automatically thankful because you firmly believe that things will eventually work out. Having an attitude of gratitude can reduce stress, boost your mood and give you a positive outlook for the future. It can have a ripple effect on the lives of others, boosting their happiness and morale as well. Here are a few ways to develop an attitude of gratitude in your life.   Continue reading

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Family Holidays 2020

Addiction recovery can be tricky during the holidays as traditional celebrations often involve alcoholic drinks. From spiked eggnog to holiday cocktails, you’re sure to be tempted to break your sobriety, especially when attending family gatherings. With Covid restrictions being different by location this year has an additional layer of challenge. By planning, you can reduce stress and enjoy your holidays more without breaking your recovery goals. Here are a few ideas for handling recovery during the holidays.   Continue reading

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Sharing Recovery Time on Social Media

Recovery is a nearly impossible challenge to go through alone, and sometimes you might feel as though you are too embarrassed to share your journey. However, never be ashamed of taking on sobriety, and it’s actually possible that your social media friends and organized groups can be rather helpful and supportive as you navigate recovery. Here are some benefits of sharing your experiences and learning from others in a social setting whether it be online or at meetings. Continue reading

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Boo’s but Skip the Booze

Halloween, for many young adults, is an opportunity to cut loose, party, get drunk and/or dabble in “other substances.” If you’re in recovery, these are scenarios you definitely want to avoid. The good news is that you can celebrate Halloween without booze or drugs and have a great time. Here are a few ideas on how to skip the booze and enjoy this holiday to the full. Continue reading

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Tips to Improve Your Mental Health During the Fall

Fall signals the beginning of colder weather, shorter days, and for many, seasonal depression. While fall can be a very a pretty time as the season landscape changes; Cold, cloudy days can limit your time outside, leaving you feeling down and out. If you’re affected by the change of seasons, it’s important to protect your mental health. Here are some tips for overcoming mood swings and improving your mental health in the fall.  Continue reading

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Financial Tips for Recovery Folks

If your finances took a hit during your addiction, take time to put them in order during your recovery. Whether you’ve depleted your savings or gone into debt, it’s never too late to start anew in regaining control of your finances. Here are some solid financial tips to help you get started.  Continue reading

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Activities that Can be Therapeutic

Working toward recovery can be stressful at times, which can increase your risk of a relapse. Maintaining your emotional well-being is an important part of managing stress and continuing to move toward a sober life. The following therapeutic activities can help you reduce stress in your everyday life so that you can focus on the recovery process.  Continue reading

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How to Know When Someone is a Bad Influence

When you enter a journey in recovery, you need to choose your friends with care. Everyone has an influence on others. The wrong relationships can drag you down, making it even harder for you to overcome your addiction. In contrast, befriending people who encourage, inspire or empower you can help you become the person you want to be. Most rehabs do some type of vetting and checking of people you will visit or who will be in contact with you. If you’re not in rehab or you are in a sober living house you should be very honest with the people you surround yourself with. Here are a few ways to distinguish if someone is a bad influence in your life.   Continue reading

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