Relationships in Recovery – Tips You Should Know

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 relationshipContinue reading

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Planning the Perfect Sober Valentine’s Day Date

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.

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3 Tips to Stay Heart Healthy

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:
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How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions

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

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Tips to Help Make Your Recovery Exciting

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

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Tips on How to Plan Your Daily Calendar

Everyone knows about the benefits of a daily routine, but it can be hard to really implement on a practical level. Creating a daily routine takes work, but once you’ve started, you’ll be able to reduce your stress and increase your chances of success. Continue reading

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How to Avoid the New Year Blues

A new year should mean new opportunities, but for those struggling to remain clean and sober, it can feel like a reminder of past mistakes. Rather than dwelling upon the passing of another year, there are some things you can do to embrace the coming opportunities. Once the holiday hype and socializing are over, reality of everyday life sets in. Unwanted challenges are in front of you some even of your own making. Procrastination won’t help but First Things First will. Continue reading

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Recovery Resolutions for the New Year

A new year is coming — and you know what that means. It’s time to make some New Year resolutions! Consider making some resolutions that will encourage your recovery journey, in addition to the resolutions that are just for fun. Continue reading

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Instant Family with Recovery Fellowship

Even if your family is well-intentioned, they often can’t understand the struggles you’ve gone through. Recovery sometimes alienates you from your family and your friends, and sometimes you may even find your family and friends to be a trigger. Nevertheless, you can enjoy the benefits of family and friends through a recovery fellowship. Continue reading

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Journey To Freedom

Season’s Greetings to all our readers,

With the holidays now on us, many of us are making last-minute arrangements to celebrate the joy of the holidays with friends and family. It’s a celebration of blessings and time to share our gratitude.

We would like to introduce an opportunity to donate to a recovery house that provides services to anyone regardless of ability to pay or HIV status.

Founded in 1973, the Van Ness Recovery House opened its doors in the heart of Hollywood as a safe haven for the LGBT community, though they welcome anyone in need of residential substance abuse services.

Everyone is welcome at the Van Ness Recovery House, though they do make clients from the LGBT community and those who are HIV-positive their priority – the goal is to provide treatment to people who might face discrimination elsewhere. Recovery is long term, the client-to-staff ratio is low, and treatment is based on proven methods.

As the holidays arrive and the year comes to a close, we are often reminded of those who face challenging circumstances.

Since 1973 the van Ness recovery House has provided treatment for drug and alcohol addiction in a residential setting targeting the underserved LGBTQ community regardless of a person’s ability to pay. The need is great particularly at this time of year.

Won’t you join me in helping those in need of our help?

Giving has never been easier;

Thank you and Happy Holidays

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