Marijuana is said to be not physically addictive nor is it known to be physically dangerous. That being said, absolutely anything has the capacity to be psychologically addictive. If someone can become addicted to gambling or the internet, they can absolutely become addicted to marijuana. Here are some of the major signs of marijuana addiction. Continue reading
St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and this holiday is a lot of fun to celebrate. However, green beer and whiskey shots aren’t options if you are focusing on your recovery. Fortunately, there are plenty of things to do on St. Paddy’s Day that don’t involve drinking. Read on to learn how to have sober fun this year. Continue reading
Mardi Gras may have a reputation for being one of the biggest partying days of the year, but that isn’t how it started out. Originally, it was a religious occasion, corresponding with the last day before the start of Lent, a period when Christians choose to give something up for 40 days. Because many people chose to give up their favorite foods in an effort to be healthier, people often overate on the last night before Lent began, hence the name, “Fat Tuesday.” Here are three interesting facts about the holiday that have nothing to do with drinking or partying. Continue reading
You don’t get to choose your family, but you do have a choice when it comes to your friends. Stop wasting your time on people you can’t count on. Here are some traits to look for in a real friend – and that you should model yourself. Continue reading
—Phillip Aleman, Los Angeles CA
In 1935, two men met to talk about their drinking and gave birth to a wonderful program.
That Fateful day 80 years ago in Akron, Ohio, AA co-founder, Bill W., could have gone into a bar, but instead, he reached out to try and help another alcoholic. That’s when he met Dr. Bob. That decision led to the recovery of millions of alcoholics, which continues to this day. This is why we celebrate.
Today over 80 years later we asked Philip what its like to be celebrating another year in his sobriety. Continue reading
Relationships can be categized into many different types and can be challenging. So, let’s talk about romantic relationships because when you are newly sober, they can be even more challenging. It is recommended that you wait at least a year after getting sober to engage in a relationship. However, you cannot always control love and when you will find someone. If you are thinking about entering a relationship or have found yourself in one while being newly sober, here are some tips you should know to help you navigate the relationship. Continue reading
When many people think of celebrating Valentine’s Day, they often think of a romantic night out with their love that may include flowers, romance, candy and wine or champagne. But if you are in recovery, you will want to avoid alcohol or anything that may trigger cravings. Fortunately, there are still many things that you can do with your loved one to make the day special without comprising your sobriety. Here are a few of the fun dates you may want to plan on this Valentines.
More people die of heart disease in the United States than any other medical condition, including cancer. Last year alone 610,000 people died of heart disease – that’s one in every four deaths. An epidemic of seismic proportion, you may think that succumbing to heart disease is inevitable – but it’s not. It is possible to stave off the effects of heart disease by following these three major tips:
It is customary to make resolutions for the new year. Unfortunately, though, not everyone who makes a resolution will stick to it. As the new year progresses, we can sometimes lose sight of our goals and not stick to our resolutions. If you have or are making resolutions for 2019, here are a few tips to help you stick to those resolutions. Continue reading
The process of recovery is a long and challenging journey. As such, it is recommended that you take things one day at a time. As you do so, you may find that sober living starts to get boring or monotonous. Fortunately, there are many different ways you can stay sober and still make your recovery fun and exciting. Here are a few of the ways you can do that. Continue reading