6 Tips for Managing Anxiety in Addiction Recovery

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Anxiety and substance abuse disorder are often co-occurring disorders and require dual diagnosis treatment. But entering an addiction recovery program doesn’t always relieve your anxiety. If you struggled with anxiety before you began using drugs, the problem will usually remain unless you seek treatment for the anxiety. Even if you didn’t struggle with anxiety before, […]

The Importance of Achievable Goals in Recovery

The Importance of Achievable Goals in Recovery

Recovery is a complex journey during which you untangle unhealthy patterns, become more aware of your thoughts and emotions and learn valuable skills that will support you throughout your life. At first, all of this can feel overwhelming. Where do you start? How do you avoid triggers and cravings while working on your coping skills? […]

6 Benefits of Sobriety

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If you have considered quitting drugs or alcohol, your mind has probably bombarded you with excuses. You might worry that your life will be less exciting or that you won’t know how to manage stress while you’re sober. You may even try to convince yourself that continuing to use isn’t as harmful as others say […]

7 Benefits of Getting Sober at a Young Age

7 Benefits of Getting Sober at a Young Age

In our society, people often turn a blind eye to drug and alcohol use at a young age. Therefore, it can be difficult for young people to determine whether they have a substance abuse disorder. Are they just experimenting, or do they need help getting sober? You might feel as though you’re simply partying a […]

The Differences Between Recovering Alcoholic and Recovered Alcoholic

The Differences Between Recovering Alcoholic and Recovered Alcoholic

What may seem like nuance in the land of Alcoholics Anonymous can actually be an enormous philosophical difference that shapes beliefs and the actions in the 12 Step program. One of these is the difference between a recovering alcoholic or saying you are a recovered alcoholic. Sometimes A.A. members will even get bent out of […]

On Being Sober: What Life is Like After Alcohol

On Be Sober: Life After Alcoholism

When you are in active addiction you will have moments where you long to be different, where you long to have long-term sobriety and wonder what life after alcohol is like. You might have these moments of clarity after hurting someone you love or going to jail for a DWI. Regardless, a time emerges when […]

Celebrating Your Sobriety Birthday

For most people recovering from addiction, keeping track of how many days, months, or years you have remained sober can help keep you motivated and serve as a reminder to practice gratitude for every sober day you have been gifted. Whether it is your first sober birthday, or you are going on a decade or […]

No Plan B

As a millennial man, it’s widely understood that when a new episode of The Joe Rogan Experience drops on YouTube, watching it asap is a must. So, when prompted to watch Joe’s latest interview with congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), I placed the newest episode of JRE even higher on my priority list. Politics aside, Dan […]

5 Ways to Enjoy Being Sober When Everyone Else is Drinking

For those of us that have struggled with alcohol addiction, many of the real challenges in recovery come after we have completed a treatment program.  While admitting you have a problem and asking for help is a necessary and critical step in your recovery, the situations you will face in the real world during early […]

The Sobriety Lifestyle: Creating a Life You Can Be Proud Of

Recovery is a chance to start over – a chance to create a life that is more fulfilling for you mentally, physically and spiritually. It’s an incredibly scary, intimidating process, because it’s an unforeseeable journey towards the future – yet with hard work and determination, there are some truly transformational outcomes that can come from […]