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anger substance abuse
June 9, 2019

Anger and Substance Abuse

When we come into recovery, many of us have been unable to feel true emotions for a long time. However, if there is one common thread among many addicts and alcoholics, that they can admit they truly felt throughout their use, it is anger. Anger can come in many forms and can present itself differently … Continued

legislation
May 23, 2019

Colorado Lawmakers Want to Defelonize Drug-Possession

What would this country look like if people struggling with addiction were not arrested for it? It is understandable, from an outsider’s perspective, that people using and selling drugs should be punished for their drug-possession. Yet, those of us who have been through it and have come out the other side can attest to the … Continued

Spirituality In Recovery
May 3, 2019

Why Spirituality is Important in Sobriety

What is a spiritual experience, why do we need to have one, are we going to drink if we don’t? Those who come before us talk a lot about Higher Power, spirituality, God, and the like. If you are anything like I was when I first got into treatment at Stout Street Foundation, you might … Continued

drug withdrawal
April 19, 2019

What to Expect Coming Off a Xanax Addiction

If you or someone you know is struggling with a Xanax addiction, then you are probably aware by now of the dangers that come with it. There are only a few drugs out there that actually have the power to be deadly when a person decides to stop using them, and Xanax and other benzodiazepines … Continued

Relapse Prevention in Recovery Program
April 16, 2019

What is Relapse Prevention?

Anyone who has struggled with addiction or who loves someone who has struggled with addiction is very aware of the very real danger of relapse. Many of us have experienced it first hand and can understand the feeling of utter defeat and frustration after a period of sobriety. It may seem like it comes out … Continued

junk food
March 29, 2019

How Can Nutrition Affect you In Sobriety?

When we get sober, we make an agreement with ourselves to stop getting drunk and high. What we are not aware of, is that sobriety really entails a journey much deeper and more spiritual than simply putting the bottle down. With this change eventually comes the need to clear out a lot of other poor … Continued

sober home
March 20, 2019

Is a Sober Home After Rehab Right for You?

Making the decision to get sober can be hard. Many of us still hold to the idea that we can control our drinking and using. A majority of young people in the rooms these days were strongly encouraged by their parents to get sober, so sometimes it can feel like the decision wasn’t really their … Continued

happy st. patrick's day
March 14, 2019

How to Safely Have Fun on St. Patrick’s Day In Sobriety

It seems like just about every holiday, at least if your an alcoholic or addict, is a perfect excuse to get good and messed up. During our first year of sobriety, they can often become a day where we mourn the past, feel a little squirrelly, and maybe for the first time, miss our family. … Continued

withdrawal symptoms
March 11, 2019

Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal

Kicking the bottle is no easy feat. If you’re drinking has begun to become a problem for you or your loved one, there are two choices to make. You can keep drinking and punishing your own life, liver, and sanity, or you can get the help you need to recover. A normal drinker wouldn’t have … Continued

chronic pain
March 8, 2019

5 Ways to Deal with Chronic Pain in Sobriety

Unfortunately, for many people in sobriety, a lot of us have experienced a whole slew of painful and pretty traumatic experiences due to our drinking and using. Ranging from car accidents to fist fights, to horrible drunken falls and even the emotional scars that leave us with crippling anxiety and depression. It can sometimes feel … Continued