What is a Sobriety Toolbox? Anything we can use as a safe coping mechanism to shift our current state of mind and our perspective on difficult situations is a worthy tool for sobriety. This time of year, having several methods at your fingertips can go a long way. We learn/re-learn how to take care of
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REMEMBER THAT HALLOWEEN CAN STILL BE SPOOKY, SAFE AND FUN. Don’t feel spooked in facing Halloween sober when there are many things you can do to still enjoy this pastime. Get back to basics and remember what Halloween was like before your sobriety journey. This is the perfect time to tap into your childhood and revisit
Eliminating drug use is a smart step toward a healthy lifestyle, but it’s rarely easy. After prolonged use, the body becomes physically dependent on drugs and withdrawal is a response to the absence of the drug. The withdrawal process often causes physical and emotional discomfort. Some of the challenges of withdrawal include: Feeling achy Anxiety
What may work for some, will not work for others – finding a system that works for you is crucial to treating your substance use disorder. Some people seeking treatment often say they find the 12-Step program challenging because of the religious or spiritual aspect of the program. They struggle to connect and engage when
If you are newly sober and transitioning into a life of recovery, maintaining your sobriety aside from treatment can be difficult. Even finding things to do sober can seem like a challenge. The most common triggers for people who relapse are being alone and unable to find joy in their old hobbies. Remembering that enjoying
My name is Jackie and my sobriety date is 2/13/17. It took a lifetime of chaos and misery to get to this point. I am an only child and grew up feeling like an outcast. I had the glasses, the braces and was slightly overweight. All that made me the perfect target to be bullied
Cannabidiol, better known as CBD oil, has become an accepted natural alternative for a variety of health-related issues. Its use as a substitute for over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs has been rapidly growing over the last few years. Unlike most supplements, it can be used for a broad range of issues such as lowering high blood pressure
Many people in recovery constantly search for a deeper understanding. They look to find their spiritual center and enhance their time here on earth and thereafter. For those of us that have or wish to have a religious or spiritual way of life, our quality of recovery greatly depends upon putting our faith into something
We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable. Step one is often referred to as the only step we have to do perfectly. This is the point in which we admit that we have lost all power and control over our addiction. This is the step in which we
The Texas Professional Recovery Network (PRN) with the Texas Pharmacy Association was founded in 1981 to serve impaired pharmacists. Since then, PRN has expanded its network to include pharmacy students, dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, veterinarians, and optometrists. PRN provides monitoring and advocacy services for professionals in these fields who may be impaired to practice.