sobriety meeting members holding hands in circle

What is the Difference Between Sobriety and Recovery? 

Drug addiction takes a toll on people’s lives, jobs, and relationships. It also takes a toll on the family who love them. Getting sober is a journey that takes a great deal of time and energy but is worthwhile to stop drinking or using drugs and reclaim your life. There are key differences between sobriety…

man hiking with his dog to build his life around recovery

How to Build Your Life Around Recovery

People who have addictions can take some basic building blocks in treatment and restart their lives on the other side. Lifestyle changes are one way to move forward in a positive way. It helps to focus on what will bring positive energy to your life and recovery. When you build your life with positive people…

Making Lifestyle Changes in Recovery

Addiction causes self-destructive behavior despite harmful consequences. The brain changes chemically and physiologically when a person is addicted. The individual becomes physically dependent on the drugs or alcohol and experiences painful withdrawals when he or she stops using them. Lifestyle changes must be made for recovery when treatment ends. The brain needs time to learn…