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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A Searching and Fearless Moral Inventory

We usually start recovery because we want better for our lives than in the past and or our addiction has taken us to a place of incomprehensible demoralization. During the process, we may learn valuable tools required to learn how to restore ourselves from insanity, love ourselves better and make beneficial choices in the future. Part of this includes making a fearless moral inventory.  Continue reading

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Celebrating Black History All Year

Black history month was originally meant to be a way to introduce the accomplishments of African Americans to the culture of the United States. While many could argue that it has accomplished that goal, many people say that it’s now time to incorporate education about African Americans into our lives and education year-round.  Continue reading

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The History of Alcohol and Drug Use Among United States Presidents

Everyone has a past, and United States presidents are no exception. When it comes to a history of drugs and alcohol, some former U.S. presidents have closer associations than others. For example, people of a certain age will remember when Bill Clinton stated that he’d “never broken a state law, but when I was in England, I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn’t like it. I didn’t inhale it and never tried it again.” George W. Bush and Barack Obama also publicly admitted to using marijuana during a time when all marijuana use was illegal.  Book.html Continue reading

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What a Few People Say About Friendships

I love that my friendships are unconditional, loyal, trustworthy, a little superficial and fun. My friends and I aren’t perfect, but we continue to try to do better. I love that my friends accept and support 100% of my truth and continue to hold me accountable. Today i get to be present for my friends just as they have consistently been present for me. I am grateful for the experience of living life on life’s terms with my new chosen family as well as my childhood to adulthood friendships. 💙 – Curtis Blue N Continue reading

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