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Sober Christmas, New Year and Celebrations

Sober Party Tips Don't bring a bottle of wine over to your newly sober friend's house, when they invite you to dinner. I am just being silly -- everyone has their own comfort level. Some people don't allow alcohol or drugs anywhere near them, others don't care at all. In general, it's always safe to … Continue reading Sober Christmas, New Year and Celebrations

Health Insurance and Addiction Coverage

The way that drug and alcohol treatment works has changed dramatically over the past five to ten years. In the past people who went away to inpatient treatment would sometimes stay for 6 months to a year, with short-term stays coming in around 3 months. But with the changes in health insurance, mostly due to … Continue reading Health Insurance and Addiction Coverage

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Sobriety Trends -Holistic Living in Recovery

There was a time not that long ago, that when you entered into a room of Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous you’d be met with a giant cloud of smoke. The smoke would hang in the air appearing to cause its own weather system as people frantically reached for their pack to light up another … Continue reading Sobriety Trends -Holistic Living in Recovery

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What You Really Need to Pack for Rehab

Going away to rehab can be a very stressful experience. There is the prospect of leaving your home for an undetermined period of time, the unknown of what is to come and you are away from all of the creature comforts you have grown accustomed to. There is also the list of common reasons that … Continue reading What You Really Need to Pack for Rehab

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Why I Love That Tomorrow Is a New Day

Sobriety turns a new day into an asset Have you ever had one of those days when you just wish you could crawl up in bed and go to sleep so that it’d be over? A day where no matter what you do things just seem to fall apart and nothing seems to go your … Continue reading Why I Love That Tomorrow Is a New Day

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Your Friends In Sobriety Can Make or Break You

I feel that sometimes the fellowship in recovery doesn’t get the credit it is due. Sometimes you go meetings and you will hear someone say that fellowship will not keep you sober and that the fellowship and the program are two very different things. I even heard someone say in a meeting that they didn’t … Continue reading Your Friends In Sobriety Can Make or Break You

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Exercise and Sobriety

Something that I have noticed during my time in sobriety is that when some people get clean and sober they replace their drug or alcohol addiction with the gym. It becomes their only focus and they don’t really get involved in the program. Their goal is to look and feel better, and as wonderful as … Continue reading Exercise and Sobriety

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The Reasons That People Relapse

I’d like to start this off with the disclaimer that I am not an expert on relapses or what goes into making one, but rather I am just going to share what I have noticed in my time in sobriety. Being sober for a little while now I have noticed different patterns in relapses depending … Continue reading The Reasons That People Relapse

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Why Addiction Is A Disease

Addiction = Disease Even though addiction was officially classified as a disease by the American Medical Association in 1987 there is still a debate today about whether this classification is correct. Opponents of the disease model of addiction claim that addiction cannot be a disease because it is brought about because of choices that the addict … Continue reading Why Addiction Is A Disease

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7 Most Realistic Movies On Addiction

Drug addiction and alcoholism is a major part of American culture. As the gatekeepers of our culture Hollywood has taken notice and over the years created numerous movies centered on the topics of addiction and alcoholism. Some have played exclusively on addiction stereotypes, barely scratching the surface of this complex issue, while others have dived … Continue reading 7 Most Realistic Movies On Addiction