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Embracing Self-Affirming Language in Daily Life

Language is a powerful tool. For those in recovery from addiction, language can also aid in recovery by continuing to foster change both inside and out of the recovery sphere. Embracing the language of self-affirmation in daily life can be a core component to navigating the difficult recovery journey. It can help each individual become …

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Creating Your Own Family in Recovery

Family is a major part of one’s life. The various relationships established with family members can influence an individual through each stage in their lives, working to establish norms, form opinions and viewpoints, and continue to impact an individual from childhood to adulthood.  However, families can take a number of different forms, and there is …

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What Should I Say When Asked Why I Don’t Drink?

Answering questions about one’s sobriety can be a difficult and uncomfortable position. There can be many internal conflicts when faced with having to explain one’s abstinence from alcohol while also not wishing to delve into complex, sensitive, and highly emotional experiences. Responding to these inquiries and explaining one’s focus on sobriety is a complicated and …

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Staying Sober Even When Your Friends Aren’t

The decision to stay sober is one focus of addiction recovery. All of an individual’s goals and strategies are based on the idea that one’s use of addictive substances is behind them. This profound decision is something that is to be celebrated.  However, making this decision for oneself doesn’t necessarily mean that one’s friends or …

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What Can I Do If Loved Ones Don’t Understand My Sobriety?

The choice to pursue a healthy, sober lifestyle is a profound one. However, it also comes with a number of hurdles along the way. For some, one of these hurdles can come in the form of their own friends and family if they do not understand or support one’s decision to maintain a sober lifestyle. …

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The Unseen Threat of Boredom in Recovery

Recovery programs are filled with a myriad of therapeutic practices. With group therapy, individual therapy, and various experiential programs and scheduled practices, one’s time in a residential treatment facility or sober living facility can be well scheduled, with regulated time for activities and intermittent free time for self-care.  While part of this is to help …

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How Can I Celebrate a Sober 4th of July?

Holidays introduce new hurdles throughout one’s recovery, and the 4th of July is no exception. Given the festivities surrounding the event and time of year, there can be any number of additional stressors that come packaged with this particular holiday that challenge one’s sobriety.  However, it is possible to both maintain one’s sobriety while also …

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An Introverts Guide to Navigating Group Support Meetings

Introverts tend to feel drained when placed in loud or stressful social situations. Support group and self-help meetings involve a lot of emotional interactions and personal sharing. Not everyone feels comfortable interacting under those circumstances. Others may only be able to withstand it for a short period. However, you can do a few things to …

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Creating a Local Support System After Moving to a New City

Moving to a new city can be nerve-wracking, even if you will be in the same state. International moves or out-of-state moves can bring with them even more significant challenges. Recovery and routines often go hand in hand. The disruption a move can introduce into that routine can increase certain risks. A 2018 study reported …

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