Can I Still Drink if I Only Had a Problem with Drugs?

Many men and women enter into recovery programs with the belief that, if they can break their addiction to their specific drug of choice, they will still be able to drink or even use other drugs that they felt they didn’t have a problem with. The disease of addiction, however, is not dependent on our…

Is There Fun in Sobriety Without Drugs and Alcohol?

You’ve worked hard to achieve sobriety. Now it’s time to have some fun without alcohol or drugs. How do you get your work done and have a few laughs at work? Answer: Grab your coworkers and break out the Trivial Pursuit.  When you think of work, you don’t tend to think about fun, laughter and…

Does Behavior Have To Change To Stay Sober?

  Sobriety isn’t about not drinking or doing drugs.  Addiction is typically a symptom of a greater problem.  Most addicts and alcoholics have underlying psychological issues, which is what caused them to turn to drugs and alcohol.  This could include mental or physical abuse as a child, abandonment, or even strict parenting.  All of these…

What Do You Gain By Being Sober?

  Suffering from addiction can be one of the hardest things a person goes through.  Life doesn’t come with a manual.  Sometimes we can steer off the road and get lost, but the path of sobriety allows us to find our way back.  On this new road, you will learn many things.  Sobriety doesn’t just…

Are You Taking Action In Your Recovery?

  Now that you’ve decided to get clean and sober, the journey of recovery is just beginning.  Becoming abstinent from drugs and alcohol may be one of the hardest things you’ll do, but the work isn’t over.  In recovery you may hear phrases like, “don’t think, just do.”  These are used because there is much…

How To Stick To Anything You Commit To

  We come up with all kinds of stories to convince ourselves that we don’t really have to do something. It’s called self-sabotage. We don’t believe we are worth accomplishing whatever it is we have set out to accomplish. Even years into our recovery we can still act in this self-sabotaging way, which harms our…

Take Ownership In Your Addiction and Recovery

We don’t always want to own our addiction or our recovery. Going to treatment for drug and alcohol addiction comes with a lot of shame because of the stigma associated with addiction. In time you’ll find that your addiction isn’t something to be ashamed of, nor is your recovery. You can own the fact that…