The last two weeks of December and the first few weeks of the new year can be incredibly stressful for recovering addicts. And during a global pandemic, this time of year is even more challenging.
If you meet someone in recovery, I would advise against saying any of the following statements to them.
When getting sober, it is critical to establish new priorities for living a life of recovery.
It is important to remember that it is ultimately up to you to decide who you allow in your life and who you decide to keep away.
There are several reasons why personal integrity must remain a top priority for someone who wants to stay sober.
It is only by genuinely taking responsibility for our mistakes that we can take responsibility for our lives, and once we do that, the opportunities to enjoy life become endless.
Nine years later, I am still able to apply what I learned in rehab all those years ago to not only stay sober but to thrive while doing so.
Managing expectations is especially important for people who are going through recovery themselves and those who have loved ones going through the process.
It’s long been thought that physical exercise is a healthy activity for recovering addicts. But what does the science say? As it turns out, there’s a growing body of data that suggests exercise helps recovering addicts stay sober.
Someone you care about just completed a drug and alcohol rehab program and is about to come back home. What do you do to support them? What shouldn’t you do?