sober man enjoying summer party with daughter

Survive that Summer Party with Some Sobriety Safety Tips

There are many ways to celebrate summer, but it seems so many events come laden with alcohol. Social plans are hard to make when a person is in sobriety. They are warm-weather, fun events, but they are also stressful and anxiety-inducing for those who do not drink. Protecting the space that is summer fun is…

woman smiling telling her sobriety story to support group

Women Who Struggle with Alcoholism Need Extra Support: Here’s Why

Women are using drugs and alcohol at faster rates than men in present times. Alcoholism is growing for women, leading to health complications like heart disease, liver damage, and mental health complications. Women are also at risk of violence, sexual assault, and other crimes against themselves when they drink excessively. Rehab programs are the safest…

smiling man embracing his new life after rehab without shame

Why Does Shame Happen After Rehab?

Shame is such a harmful emotion when it lingers around too long. It usually partners up with guilt to pummel you in recovery, just to remind you it is kicking butt and taking names. Active recovery requires looking at your baggage, including shame, and realizing there are ways to get rid of it that will…

therapist discussing 4 issues woman will have to face in recovery

Women Face These 4 Issues in Recovery and Need Extra Support 

 Although people struggle with different issues in recovery, women, particularly, have certain needs that must be met to help them in recovery. Women are more likely to face addiction in treatment than men and ask for help, but they also have different needs when it comes to support they would benefit from that men may…

man enjoying an afternoon out with colleagues while staying sober

How Can I Have Fun at Night (but Stay Sober)? 

 Going out at night may be a thing of the past in recovery. Or is it? It does not necessarily have to stop you from having fun unless nightlife is triggering for you. If you are used to thinking going into the night is equated with drinking or using drugs, you may feel stressed to…

man smiling peacefully at his home after addiction recovery

What Does it Mean to Find Peace After Addiction? 

 Recovery is not easy, but it is essential for people with addiction. It might mean medical detox, treatment for drugs or alcohol, or picking up some coping skills training. The time after rehab is the best time to focus on your needs and desires to stay clean and sober. Among them is the need to…