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How to Know When Someone is a Bad Influence

When you enter a journey in recovery, you need to choose your friends with care. Everyone has an influence on others. The wrong relationships can drag you down, making it even harder for you to overcome your addiction. In contrast, befriending people who encourage, inspire or … Continue reading

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Friends and Support: Who Helps and Who Hurts

The need for human connection is hardwired into all of us but finding ways to connect in a healthy manner can be challenging during addiction. Many people have developed a network of friends surrounding their drinking or drug use and … Continue reading

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My Sober Valentine

A holiday situated around fine dining and wine can be difficult to manage in sobriety, but with the help of your loved ones, you should be able to manage. Here are some unique challenges that Valentine’s Day presents and how … Continue reading

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When is the Best Time to Start Dating in Recovery?

Relationships can be challenging enough for anyone, but there may be some additional concerns if you are making the most out of sober living. The Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book really doesn’t say when you can start dating  Many treatment programs discourage their members … Continue reading

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First Sober Sex

Sober sex can be intimidating. There are many people who have never had unaltered sex, and you might be one of them. Part of recovery is exploring sex and relationships while sober, at your own pace, and when makes sense … Continue reading

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How to Answer Your Families Questions About Your Addiction

There’s a reason why many addiction centers offer family counseling. Your family has been impacted by your addiction as well, and repairing those relationships may be a part of your recovery process. As you get sober, there are some questions … Continue reading

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Mom

So, Mother’s Day is near, and I already sent a card in the mail. It arrives a week before the day when sons, daughters, friends and family celebrate their mothers in the U.S. This way, mom can put the card … Continue reading

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Could Poor Communication Skills Be Thwarting Your Recovery?

Do you struggle to be heard — or taken seriously?  If everything you say is being taken wrong, or you find yourself flying off the handle every time someone offers their advice or guidance, you may find your recovery stalled.

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Three Ways to Show Gratitude

When you are in the recovery process, your friends and family can be your rock. They can be there to love you, laugh with you and cry with you. Sober living is not easy but having people who truly love … Continue reading

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How to Build a Real Friendship

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 … Continue reading

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