Pets and Sobriety

Pets and Sobriety

Oftentimes people think of parents, children, friends, and employers as the main ones being affected by the person with alcoholism or substance abuse, but they are not the only ones. Let’s not forget the furry, fluffy, fun-loving additions to our lives we call pets (or as some refer to them, children). These are the family

6 Reasons to Surround Yourself with Sober People While In Recovery

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During recovery, you will make lots of new friends who will help you stick to your goals. While letting go of negative influences during your first stage of treatment was hard, you are now ready to embrace meeting new people who support your belief in sobriety. Among the many friends you will meet are those

What is SMART Recovery

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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

The Power of Forgiveness in Recovery

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Grace is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. -Mark Twain Recovery from addictive disease is marred by feelings of resentment, hurt and un-forgiveness. Un-forgiveness is the inability to reconcile unresolved feelings of anger and hurt for past wounds. Un-forgiveness can impair physical health and cause immeasurable emotional damage to individuals