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 […]

The Benefits of Transitioning to Recovery Through Sober Living

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It is easy to think that leaving a drug or alcohol treatment facility is the end of the journey, and many people outside the addiction community still believe that is the case. It’s only the beginning of the journey.  For those struggling to maintain their newfound sobriety, walking through the exit door of the treatment […]

3 Reasons Some Become Alcohol Dependent While Others Don’t

Alcoholism is an extremely common problem, yet professionals know that not everyone who is exposed to alcohol becomes dependent on it.  The question of why this happens has puzzled researchers for decades.  They are still gaining more information every day and already have put some pieces together in their attempt to see the bigger alcoholism […]

Are You Addicted To Alcohol? Questions to Ask Yourself

Questions to Ask Yourself on whether you're an alcoholic

Most everyone enjoys an alcoholic beverage from time to time. Most people who consume alcohol do so either to relax and unwind after a long day or to loosen their inhibitions during a social engagement. However, for many, alcohol consumption evolves into a catalyst toward a self-destructive lifestyle. Many with alcohol addiction refuse to admit […]

Do Drug Addicts Lie?

There’s a reason that honesty is a characteristic that the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous states is indispensable.  Rigorous honesty is critical for recovery.  The reason is that addicts and alcoholics are at times constitutionally incapable of being honest with themselves. In fact, addicts and alcoholics often are delusional about the way they live their […]

How Do You Get Acceptance in Recovery?

“And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing or situation- some fact of my life- unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be […]

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 […]

8 Things You can Do in Times of Uncertainty

8 Things You can Do in Times of Uncertainty

We face incredible uncertainty right now. We have seen a lot of messages from companies telling us what they are doing to keep you safe. While we are following similar protocol, we think it’s important to remind our community what you can do to stay mentally and spiritually fit. Our own employees cancelled spring break […]

Breaking the Cycle of Relapse

Addiction recovery is different for every individual.  While some people find lasting sobriety on their first or second try, others struggle with chronic relapse.  Relapse is not necessarily inevitable, but it is common and should be seen as an opportunity for growth and adjustment in the recovery process.  However, repeated relapses can leave those with […]

6 Tips for Enjoying Sobriety During the Holidays

6 Tips for Enjoying Sobriety During the Holidays

For many people, the holiday season is the most festive and exciting time of the year.  The holidays bring office parties, family gatherings, and delicious food. This time of year, however, also comes with the potential for a great deal of stress.  While celebrating with friends and loved ones is an important part of building […]