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January 10, 2020

3 New Year’s Resolutions For People In Recovery

We have entered not only a new year but an entirely new decade. Naturally, when we enter January each year, we begin to reflect on the past year and how we want this next year to be different. For us in recovery, it usually is a good experience. Whether you are new in recovery and … Continued

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December 20, 2019

What is Spirituality in Recovery?

What do you think is worse, being told you have an incurable disease that will slowly kill you, or being told that the only solution is a spiritual lifestyle?  For pretty much everyone else on the planet, the answer is obvious, but for those of us who suffer from addiction and alcoholism, this is our … Continued

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December 6, 2019

Staying Sober Through The Holidays

Any way you slice it, the holidays are a weird time for everyone. There can be an immense feeling of pressure, and for many of us in recovery, quite a bit of anxiety. So through all the dinners and gifts and holiday parties, what can we do to stay sober during the holidays? First of … Continued

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November 22, 2019

Dealing with Being Bored in Recovery

People will often tell you while attending inpatient treatment not to take on too much too fast in your early recovery. I tend to disagree with that. What I will say, is in the beginning, take on and take in ALL of the areas of the program that you can. Take on those service commitments, … Continued

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November 8, 2019

How to Practice Gratitude in Recovery 

Have you experienced those moments in your recovery where it feels like everything is going wrong? On the other hand, have you experienced moments where it feels like you are exactly where you are supposed to be? In all of these moments of recovery, the ups, and the downs, there should be one constant carried … Continued

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October 18, 2019

What is a Higher Power and How do You Find It

One of the biggest hurdles for newly sober addicts and alcoholics just leaving inpatient treatment is grasping and developing their own conception of a Higher Power. Many of us come from situations or families where we have been handed an image of what that Higher Power should look like, and let’s be honest, it rubs … Continued

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October 4, 2019

How to Deal with Depression in Sobriety

When we finally put the plug in the jug, or the cap on the rig, or the… bill back in the wallet (?) we never believe that working the 12 steps will free us. We only know the pain and torture that we have felt for so long.  We look around at all of the … Continued

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September 20, 2019

What Are the Differences Between NA and AA?

When I first tried getting sober, I knew I liked to drink, but more often than not, powders won out. Drinking had become more of a side option that I used to control, slow down, or use it as a time-waster until I was able to get my drugs of choice.  Because of this, I … Continued

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September 6, 2019

How to Become a Part of Alcoholics Anonymous

When people asked us what we wanted to be when we grew up, chances are “a member of alcoholics anonymous” was never any child’s response. Personally, I wanted to be a doctor… and a circus clown.  During our addictions, the last thing we ever want is to become a part of Alcoholics Anonymous, yet, here … Continued

August 23, 2019

Colorado Expands Lawsuit Against Maker of Oxycontin

Over the last few years, several American states have filed lawsuits against major pharmaceutical companies for the unlawful and immoral methods of selling opioid pain medications. Colorado has long since been one of the states taking action against Big Pharma, with its targets set specifically on Purdue, the company who created Oxycontin.  In a recent … Continued