TIPS FOR STAYING SOBER
The holidays are a time of celebration and joy, but they can also be a difficult season for those in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Stress, tense emotions, high expectations, social demands, year-end career targets, and other factors combine to add additional pressures on those in recovery, pressures that could become overwhelming and lead to relapse.
If you meet someone in recovery, I would advise against saying any of the following statements to them.
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.
Learning how to make friends in recovery can be a little daunting at first but a true friend is well worth the effort.
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.
While navigating a sober lifestyle during a global pandemic may not be the easiest thing on your to-do list, I can tell you that the rewards will be well worth your efforts if you stick to it.
So your friend or loved one has completed rehab. Now what? You might be surprised at the many ways you can help. In fact, MORE than just help. You might be the deciding factor in whether they succeed in sobriety or not!
Before a son or daughter gets into rehab, parents worry about an overdose. After a son or daughter completes rehab, parents worry about a relapse. What can YOU do, as a parent, to ensure your son or daughter has a healthy and relapse-free life?
Some rehabs claim to teach life skills. But which ones do they teach? And how do they teach them? A rehab with an effective approach to developing life skills is essential if a person in recovery is to weather the ups and downs in life without relapsing. Learn more about the most important skills to develop in rehab.
Being in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction is infinitely preferable to the alternative of living with an active drug addiction or a drinking problem. But that does not mean that living in recovery is easy or straightforward. No one ever said that it would be.