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The Dangers of White-Knuckle Sobriety

White-knuckle sobriety refers to the practice of desperately holding onto sobriety without working a recovery program. Many programs stress the impossibility of maintaining sobriety by sheer force of will, but there are some—few and far between—who can for some time. The problem with white-knuckling sobriety is that it does not allow one to address all…

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Developing Healthy Coping Skills in Recovery

Life is challenging, with numerous stressors affecting most people each day. For people with addiction, it’s difficult to manage those stressors without healthy coping skills. Anyone can benefit from developing more effective ways for managing stress, addiction cravings, and mental health disorders. For those in recovery, doing so is even more important. At Oceanfront Recovery,…

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Forming Relationships in Recovery

Addiction damages relationships in many cases. Friends, family, coworkers, and even people you do not know well can be impacted by what’s happening with your mental and physical health. The things you say and do often contribute to these problems. Relationships in recovery may seem impossible or strained, but that doesn’t have to be the…

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Why Learning Life Skills is important

If you have recently left inpatient or residential rehab, then you are probably pleased with your newfound sobriety. It can be a major challenge to get sober after dealing with addiction for such a long time. On the other hand, if you would like to protect your sobriety, it is important to focus on learning…

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What is a Sober Companion?

Sober companions, sober coaches, or recovery coaches are increasingly common in the world of addiction therapy. If you or a loved one is contemplating therapy, you might be wondering what they are. Sober companions are essentially sent home with recovering addicts to re-acclimate into life and ensure that they do not use or relapse during…

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How Can Sober Living Help Me?

The purpose of any rehabilitation program should be to replace unhealthy habits with health-supporting behaviors. This comes from taking advantage of all the appropriate support and rehabilitation stages on offer. Sober living homes provide an additional opportunity to gain the necessary skills needed for long term recovery. Effectively, a practice phase where we reintegrate into…