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May 17, 2017

5 Helpful Family Support Groups

Addiction is like a tornado. It tramples through people’s lives and harms the most innocent people. Families and relationships are strained, parents lose sleep wondering if their addicted children will be ok, and children of alcoholics live in fear. There are nearly infinite support groups and networks for addicts, but often people forget about the … Continued

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May 15, 2017

Which Drugs Don’t Show Up on Panel Drug Tests

Drug tests are extremely common in rehabs, IOP, sober communities, and halfway houses. There are many variants of drug tests that can detect many different substances. The most common form is a urinalysis 10 or 15 panel drug test. These are cheap and effective, and they work in minutes. The downside is in today’s age, … Continued

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May 5, 2017

Need a New Sobriety App? Here’s 10 You Should Download

Recovery, and especially early recovery, can be very stressful and difficult at times. It can be hard to manage emotions, urges, impulsivity, and cravings. In a 12 step fellowship, it may seem impossible to remember all of the suggestions. At times, it may seem like you are the only sober person on the planet… Luckily … Continued

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April 28, 2017

How to Fight Drug Cravings

Early on in the days of our newfound sobriety, drug cravings or “the obsession,”  can be very much a daily struggle for some of us. This has been the one thing we have known to be able to turn to for so long, and when we remove the substance we had grown so heavily dependent … Continued

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April 21, 2017

7 Tips for Meditating

While many of our western ideas of meditating bring to mind Buddhist monks sitting still for hours on end, the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous meant something a little different when they spoke of meditation. During the time when they were writing the book, their definition of meditating simply meant a focused concentration on a thought … Continued

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April 17, 2017

8 Awesome Books about Sobriety

I personally find that it is a blessing that we live in a time where we have such a huge network of recovery and sobriety. While yes, in the grand scheme of things, it still seems somewhat of a taboo subject in the overall society because we are such a small number on the overall … Continued

12 step programs
April 3, 2017

7 Types of 12 Step Programs for Different Issues

All over the world, there are clusters of 12 step programs whose sole mission is to live a spiritual life and be of service to others. These non-religious, non-judgemental groups of people all have one thing in common. Each person in these fellowships suffered from an addiction in one form or another, and has found … Continued

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March 31, 2017

Addicts in Denial

You know what they say, Denial ain’t just a river in Africa! One of the most pervading and delusional aspects of addiction is our ability or inability to differentiate the truth from the false during our using. It is actually quite common for addicts and alcoholics to see somewhat of an entirely different reality than … Continued

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March 27, 2017

6 Signs of a Relapse

Addicts and Alcoholics, while using, are not really known for being the most honest, or enjoyable people to be around. On the other hand, once these people put down the booze and the drugs and work a program, the transition that takes place in such a short amount of time can be astounding. They regain … Continued

sober supports
March 17, 2017

Why Are Having Sober Supports A Must in Recovery?

One of the most critical aspects of getting and staying sober is creating a reliable network of sober supports. What at first seems like the most awkward thing we have to do, eventually becomes one of the greatest blessings that the program gives to us. If you are new to the recovery game, don’t fret, … Continued