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Do You Have to Have an Alcoholics Anonymous Sponsor?

If you are looking to lead a sober life, you may have read the Alcoholics Anonymous book and may be looking to follow everything in the book. One of the questions that frequently comes up is whether you must have … Continue reading

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You are Not Alone- 3 Reasons Why Al Anon May be Good for You

Addiction can be devastating, not only for the addict but also for those who care for someone who is struggling. In fact, there are many situations where the caregivers or loved ones suffer as much or more than the person … Continue reading

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Simple Ways to Celebrate National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Have a Happy Summer

Summer’s slower pace is an ideal time to focus on taking care of yourself and celebrating sober living. Use the following ideas to stay happy and healthy the entire season.

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What If I Can’t Afford Rehab?

Many people in 12-step recovery do not go to rehab. You can go to 12-step meetings and start a recovery program that works for you with a support system. Rehab has become more common as addiction and the overdose rate … Continue reading

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How to Deal with Isolation in Recovery

Humans are naturally social animals; they rely on each other for basic survival. The lack of social connections is emotionally discomforting, but it can also have a significant impact on your physical and mental health. Unfortunately, one of the most … Continue reading

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The 3 Types of People to Avoid While in Recovery

If you have successfully completed a rehab program, congratulations! You are well on your way to living a fulfilling, sober life. However, the journey away from addiction and into recovery still isn’t over. To give yourself the best possible chance … Continue reading

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Vacationing in Recovery

Summer has arrived, and for many, that means it’s time to plan some vacation time. Whether you’re newly sober or have been in recovery for some time, traveling without alcohol and drugs might still be a challenge. As with everything … Continue reading

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Friends and Fellowship Can Strengthen Your Recovery

If there are two things that don’t belong together, it’s loneliness and recovery. For many of us, a profound sense of being alone drove us to the depths of addiction, which is where we eventually found recovery and a new … Continue reading

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A New Chapter when Leaving Rehab or Leaving College

When you made the decision to enter rehab or sober living, your loved ones probably jumped for joy.  Likely there was a talk of getting the “old you” back and putting this addiction business in the past.  There is a … Continue reading

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