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June 15, 2017

Tiger Woods Headed to Rehab

Celebrities are often seen in a superhero-esque limelight, often expected to be perfect role models. They have so much fame and fortune that, to the average person, they may seem invincible or immune to normal human compulsions or diseases. This is why the media often portrays extreme shock when they act out, fall ill, or … Continued

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June 8, 2017

Why People Introduce Themselves As Grateful Alcoholics

If you go to meetings, then you probably have heard someone introduce themselves as a “grateful alcoholic.” When I first started attending meetings, I heard this a lot and it always perplexed me. Even just how every single person introduced themselves as alcoholics I found it surprising, yet understandable; but “grateful?” Having struggled with addiction … Continued

May 31, 2017

When is Medical Detox Necessary?

When someone decides to get sober they usually think they just need to go to rehab. This can be true, but usually, there are important steps before rehab. Medical detox usually is the first step in recovery. More than likely, if you are getting sober, a rehab will require at least a few days in … Continued

May 26, 2017

7 Suggestions for Newcomers

Being new to sobriety is often one of the scariest experiences of one’s life. I know first hand. Once numbed by a drug of choice, life can seem very overwhelming. Day to day tasks and stress that seem normal to some become hardships for those in recovery from an addiction. Emotions, anxiety, and fear can … Continued

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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