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I’m Dreaming of Beautiful Recovery Gifts in Style!

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the sober house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney, in hopes to be filled with more shiny hope and fun unique gifts … Continue reading

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Why do the Holidays Make Me Feel Lonely?

The holidays can feel like an awfully lonely time for those who are in recovery. You might be surrounded by loved ones; friends and co-workers at all sorts of social events but still feel a sense of loneliness. Part of … Continue reading

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How to Show Your Gratitude this Holiday Season

The holiday season is a great time to think about all of the things you’re thankful for in life, especially when you’re going through recovery. It’s also an ideal time to show how thankful you are for those around you … Continue reading

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Politics and Religion: What’s Safe to Talk About?

Whether you’re gathering with relatives around for a holiday feast or enjoying regular dinners with family, it’s important to be careful about what you discuss. There’s an old adage about never discussing politics or religion with others, and there’s a … Continue reading

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Keeping a Journal Can Help Your Recovery

  Going through addiction recovery requires a lot of self-reflection and a greater awareness of your thoughts and feelings. This is why it is so important to find ways to ease stress and anxiety as you work on your goal … Continue reading

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November is Gratitude Month – Whats On Your List?

When you’re working on your goal of sober living, there’s one simple yet powerful thing you can do to help you overcome addiction. Practicing gratitude as a daily habit can go a long way toward helping you get through addiction … Continue reading

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Learn to Stop Fighting Friends and Family

Recovery is a beautiful thing and moving into and through it doesn’t have to be a tumultuous, difficult time. Instead, it can be a time of great beauty, of joy and of transformation. To get relief and find that joy, though, … Continue reading

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A SLIP or NOT: Is it OK to drink non-alcoholic beer in recovery?

Many alcoholics or alcohol abusers wonder if it is okay for them to drink non-alcoholic beverages. After all, the alcohol component of these drinks isn’t present. Can it be okay to indulge in it once in a while during 12 step … Continue reading

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Virgin Beverages Glamorized to Look Like Cocktails: A Good Thing or Not?

You’ve heard of them before. Mocktails are all of the rage in various establishments these days. These virgin beverages are all dressed up to look like traditional cocktails but they do not have the alcoholic component to them. Mocktails seem … Continue reading

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Lights, Music, Action…It’s Party Time! How do I do this Sober?

When you’ve given up drinking, going to parties can be a challenge. You’re usually surrounded by a lot of people with a drink in their hand, which can cause you to wonder how you’ll manage to have fun and stay … Continue reading

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