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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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Your Sponsor: Your Friend and Important Lifeline During Recovery

There are many important relationships throughout your life, but when you’re on the road to recovery your sponsor can serve as your confessor, your friend, your mentor and even in some ways as a parental figure. Your sponsor is primarily … Continue reading

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Party Like a (Sober) Rock Star this Cinco de Mayo

As the weather warms up, people look for reasons to get together and shake off the cold, dreary winter blues. What better way to kick off the summer season than a festive Cinco de Mayo party? While others may be … Continue reading

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Writing a Love Letter to Yourself

When you are going through the process of recovering from addiction, one of the first things that you will learn is the importance of self-love. If you can’t find it within your heart to love and forgive yourself, you cannot … Continue reading

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