woman understanding the dangers of white knuckle sobriety

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…

a woman relaxing in a field as she is living life to the fullest in recovery

Living Life to the Fullest in Recovery

As you begin to thrive in recovery, a whole new world is unfolding before you. Living life to the fullest is now a reality, instead of a gift only bestowed on “other people.” Your future is now. It’s important that you celebrate your successes and your milestones in recovery. You’ve begun to make deep connections…

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Learn How to Deal with Grief Before, During, and After the Holidays

Going to see family around the holidays can bring out the most challenging emotions for people. It is a great time of celebration, but it is also challenging in many ways. Thanksgiving,  Christmas, and New Years can be daunting to face when sober. That first holiday sober can be especially difficult, especially if others may…

man smiling with group of friends bursting out of the mid-summer sobriety slump

Bust Out of the Mid-Summer Sobriety Slump with These 3 Tricks 

Recovery from addiction has its ups and downs, especially early on. At any point, a person can find themselves in a slump of sorts. This might be due to career changes, economic shifts, changes in their personal lives, or any number of things. Recovery is not easy and certainly does not come without its challenges.…

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 Changing Your Mindset When You Hate Sobriety is Easier Than You Think

Living sober and clean is a choice. People often put it off because they have anxiety and fear about what life will be like without substances. Many people who choose this option may feel pressured into it by life circumstances, hitting rock bottom, or family members who tell them it is now or never. Most…

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A Companion Animal May Be Just What You Need in Sobriety

Companion animals can be great for the journey of recovery and sobriety. They can bring lots of joy and peace if you are needing extra support. Sobriety is no picnic, so you need people by your side who are willing to help you process your emotions and the experiences you are having. Learn more about…

recovery group at informal meeting to set boundaries during stage of recovery

Why Boundary Setting is a Good Plan at Any Stage of Recovery

New year, new you is what they say. Sobriety is more than just hitting a new year and resolving to stay clean in recovery. Uncomfortable feelings arise and they have to go somewhere. When it comes to setting proper boundaries, it helps to have a plan in place to help set a positive focus for…