Good Times to Call Your Sponsor While in Recovery

As a person in recovery, you will learn about the importance of finding a sponsor that will guide you through the twelve steps. When you go to meetings in the community for peer support, you will meet others who are further along in their recovery. Many will volunteer to be a sponsor, and it’s important to find a sponsor that you want to work with.  Continue reading

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Show Gratitude for Nurses During Nurses Week: May 6—12

National Nurses Week takes place annually from May 6–12 and is a time to recognize nurses’ achievements and their valuable service and show gratitude for all they do for patients. There are nearly 4 million registered nurses in the United States, and here are a few ways you can reach out to one that’s helped you, a loved one or even a nurse you’ve never encountered—but may one day need! Continue reading

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Celebrating Mother’s Day While in Recovery

Being a sober mom in recovery is a celebratory event in itself. With so much pressure on moms to succumb to “mommy wine culture,” recovery can be a challenge. To celebrate Mother’s Day this year, it’s important to take a look at the things that matter most to you. You can celebrate any holiday without wine, alcohol, or drugs; you just may need to do some planning if you are new in your recovery.  Continue reading

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Tips to Stay Sober

Whether you’re starting your journey in sobriety or you’re just going through a rough time, there are times when you can feel as if you just want to drink or use. While there are several techniques that you can use to help you get over the craving, sometimes it is just easier to do something to keep yourself distracted while you get through it. Try these suggestions to help you get through those periods when you just can’t think of anything else.  Continue reading

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How To Support Someone After a Relapse

Relapsing after working towards sobriety or steering clear of drugs and alcohol can be devastating, not only for the individual experiencing the relapse but also for those around them. If you have someone in your life who has recently relapsed, there are a few ways you can lend support as they continue on their road to recovery.   Continue reading

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The Serenity Prayer and 12-Step Recovery Programs

Members of many 12-step programs have enthusiastically embraced the Serenity Prayer, almost from the moment they discovered it. In fact, these words are heard in most AA meetings and widely taken as a succinct statement of a path to sanity and sobriety. Continue reading

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Tips for Hosting a Sober Guest

Being sober is not easy. For those that have become sober or that are working toward becoming sober, this is such a huge step and such a huge accomplishment, one that should be celebrated. When you are hosting a sober guest for a meal, holidays, or for any party for that matter, it is important that you take the time to take their sobriety seriously, and that you take the time to adjust your party so that they can attend and feel great.  Continue reading

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Balancing Work, Recovery and Life

You might have high hopes for yourself when you first start recovery. There’s nothing wrong with that, no matter how little or how much sober time you have.  Continue reading

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Spring Forward into your Recovery

Springtime can symbolize leaving the past behind and moving forward. This doesn’t mean that we abandon the resolve to take our recovery one day at a time. However, it does help us focus on the positive instead of dwelling on past failures. Continue reading

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A Sober St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is almost here. Many people equate this holiday with drinking, which may leave you wondering how to celebrate the day if you are focused on your sobriety. Fortunately, there are still plenty of ways to remain sober and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Continue reading

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