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Reasons to Keep Going to AA


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Reasons to Keep Going to AA

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April 29, 2022

Alcoholics Anonymous and other types of recovery groups can be a tremendous help to those of us who have become addicted to alcohol or drugs. I have personally seen the support and dedication such groups offer, and know they are tools to use not only in the beginning stages…

Social Media and Addiction Recovery


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Is Social Media a Friend or Foe During Addiction Recovery?

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March 7, 2022

In the past decade or so, social media has become a fundamental part of our lives—myself included. From reconnecting with old friends and posting pictures I love learning more about life around the world, using social media can be wonderful. . However, as with many other things, I’ve found…

Sobriety Resolutions for Those in Recovery


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Happy 2022: 9 Sobriety Resolutions for Those in Recovery

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January 10, 2022

So many of us start the new year by setting resolutions—and these goals can pertain to anything, depending on what we’ve been tackling lately. Resolutions can be life-changing, or they can be subtle tweaks to our day-to-day lives, like eating less sugar or exercising more often.

For those in recovery…

The SOBER Breathing Space Exercise


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The SOBER Breathing Space Exercise and Mindfulness

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December 8, 2021

Recovering from addiction is a journey toward balance and sobriety. On this critical journey, it’s important to seek out helpful techniques to help keep us on the right path. 

Over the years, I’ve found that those of us in recovery from our experiences with addictive substances can truly benefit from…

Becoming a Sponsor Can Aid in Your Own Recovery


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Why You Should Become a Sponsor in Early Recovery if You Want to Stay Sober

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June 30, 2021

One of the first lessons I learned during recovery was that, on their own, treatment plans usually aren’t enough to ensure long-term sobriety. After all, what about after the treatment is complete? What’s stopping the recovering individual from returning to substance abuse, if no one is there to hold…

Celebrating Every Milestone in Recovery


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The Importance of Celebrating Every (even small) Milestone in Recovery

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June 29, 2021

My sobriety journey has been one of the greatest adventures in my life, so far. I just recently celebrated my sobriety anniversary date, and looking back from where I started to where I am today, well, it is simply amazing. Through my sobriety journey, I have come to realize…

The Dimensions of Wellness


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Exploring the 12 Dimensions of Wellness

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June 25, 2021

Your health and wellbeing don’t just revolve around what you eat and how you exercise. There are many more aspects that go into your overall wellness than you might expect. Each one of us lives uniquely, with different ways to take care of ourselves and different experiences that ultimately…

How 'The Power of Now' Helps Me Stay Sober


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How ‘The Power of Now’ Helps Me Stay Sober

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June 14, 2021

Sobriety is a life-long process that starts when you begin giving up alcohol or mind- or mood-altering drugs for good and it starts with the detox period, maintaining  recovery, and for the rest of your life. Recovering from addiction was a challenging road for me (although one I’m thankful…

How to Maintain Sobriety


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How to Maintain Sobriety: Continue to Grow in Recovery

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April 30, 2021

When you decided to begin the recovery process, you likely imagined drugs or alcohol as your most formidable foe to sobriety. However, completing detox and developing a successful road to recovery requires recognizing that your own most significant obstacle to recovery is actually yourself. After you fight through detox…

Ideas for Maintaining Long-term Sobriety


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Ideas for Maintaining Long-term Sobriety

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April 27, 2021

If you are in recovery from a SUD (substance use disorder) with drugs or alcohol, you know just how challenging getting to that place has been — as do I! It’s no small feat for anyone, making the choice, doing the work and becoming sober. On the heels of…

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Welcome to my ongoing journey… Join me as we continue our path to sobriety and balance. Thanks for reading. Stay strong.

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