family members meeting with loved one to help him stay sober

How Can Family Members Help a Loved One Stay Sober? 

When people look for help with substance abuse addiction, it might appear that detox and rehab are the way to go. Substance abuse is complicated, so there is no one solution. Family members often want to help but are not sure what to say or do in support of their journey to healing. If a…

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 discussing difficult sobriety anniversary with therapist

 Learn How to Navigate Difficult Anniversaries and Stay Sober

The anniversary of a loss or painful experience can bring up difficult memories. It may be triggering for someone in recovery to want to use drugs or alcohol to numb that pain. With the right tools, that person can learn how to navigate it and stay sober. Every day is one step away from addiction,…

Relapse Begins Before the First Drink

One of our greatest fears in sobriety is going back to the chaos and pain of life in active addiction. We may be aware of the potential to achieve a happy, joyous, and free life in sobriety, but there are moments when we want the temporary relief provided by drugs and alcohol. There is no…

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…