7 Strategies to Stop Self-Sabotage in Sobriety

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Do you self-sabotage your own recovery and not even know it? For many individuals in recovery, self-sabotage can be a significant obstacle on the path to healing. Self-sabotage manifests in various forms, from negative self-talk, lack of self-worth, destructive behaviors, and everything in between. But, fear not, there are strategies and techniques to overcome self-sabotage and pave a way for a fulfilling life in recovery. What is self-sabotage? According to the Oxford Dictionary, “the act of destroying or damaging something deliberately so that it does not work correctly.” Self-sabotage is a damaging form of behavior that holds an individual back … Read more

5 Dynamic Differences Between Sobriety and Recovery

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Did you know there is a significant difference between sobriety and recovery? It is essential to recognize that achieving recovery goes beyond mere abstinence from substances. In our sober living community, we understand the crucial distinction between sobriety and recovery and strongly encourage recovery over sobriety. “YOU CAN’T STAY SOBER TODAY ON YESTERDAY’S SOBRIETY.”   Here’s are 5 dynamic differences between sobriety and recovery: 1. MINDSET SHIFT: Sobriety as a Starting Point Sobriety is often perceived as the initial phase of the recovery journey. It signifies abstaining from drugs or alcohol, a crucial step in breaking the chains of addiction. … Read more

5 Powerful Reasons to Know Your Sober Date

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Your sober date is not just a number; it’s a symbol of your triumph over adversity, a marker of the day you decided to reclaim your life from the darkness of addiction. Knowing this date is essential, as it serves as a tangible reminder of your journey and the progress you’ve made. It’s a source of pride, a touchstone during challenging times, and a powerful motivator to stay committed to your recovery. SOBER DATE: THE BIRTHDAY THAT KEEPS ON GIVING Celebrating your sobriety date is an opportunity to reflect on the positive changes in your life, both big and small. … Read more

Don’t Diss Dry January

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What’s all the hype about Dry January? This trendy campaign is a period where individuals commit to abstaining from alcohol for the entire month of January. While it may seem like a simple challenge, its significance transcends beyond the 31 days on the calendar. For those in recovery, it is not a one-and-done month goal. It’s a daily grind to stay sober. FOR THOSE IN RECOVERY, IT IS NOT A ONE-AND-DONE MONTHLY GOAL – IT’S A DAILY GRIND TO STAY SOBER We applaud anyone who is sober curious, willing to put down the drink, and abstain sobriety – even for … Read more

8 Remarkable Resolutions in Recovery

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As the clock strikes midnight and the world ushers in another year, it’s a time filled with hope, resolutions, and the opportunity for a fresh start. For those navigating the path of recovery, the New Year can mark a powerful moment of reflection and, hopefully, determination. It’s a chance to set resolutions and intentions that nurture growth, healing, and the pursuit of a brighter tomorrow.   RESOLUTIONS: NEW YEAR, NEW MINDSET   Recovery is a journey of resilience, courage, and incredible determination. It’s about rediscovering oneself, embracing change, and taking proactive action toward a life of sobriety and fulfillment. While … Read more

Overcome Isolation in Recovery

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In the journey of recovery, the experience of isolation can be a slippery slope. Isolation can make it more challenging to maintain sobriety, but embracing the power of sober living and implementing effective strategies, you can overcome this obstacle and thrive in your recovery.   UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL ISOLATION   Isolation is a common pain point for those in recovery. During active addiction, your social circle may have revolved around using substances, and as you embark on a path to sobriety, you may find that some of your previous connections are no longer suitable for your new lifestyle. This can lead … Read more

Resilient Through Relapses

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Addiction is a struggle that often tests the limits of one’s strength and resolve. It’s not uncommon for individuals to experience addiction relapses. These setbacks can be disheartening for the individual and family, but maintaining resilience can be a beacon of light in the darkest of times. Exploring how faith can help individuals not only cope with addiction relapses but also continue their path to recovery with unwavering determination is the focus.   UNDERSTANDING ADDICTION RELAPSES Addiction is a complex disease that affects both the body and the mind. It’s marked by a compulsive need for a substance or behavior, despite … Read more

4 Powerful Keys to Succeed in School During Addiction Recovery

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Going back to school while in recovery can be a transformational experience. Education is a vital part of personal growth and development, and it can play a significant role in your recovery process. However, it’s essential to approach transition with careful consideration and mindfulness. We can easily be ambitious and want to accomplish getting a job, going back to school, starting new hobbies, and other activities, however, it can easily overwhelm and cause anxiety when navigating a new life of sobriety.   Here are 4 powerful keys to succeed in school during your addiction recovery journey.   1. PUT YOUR … Read more

5 Transformative Benefits of Extended Sober Living

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The transition from addiction to lasting recovery involves various phases and one of the most crucial phases is the stay in a sober living home. Typically, the longer the duration in sober living can significantly benefit long-term sobriety.   SOBER LIVING HOMES PROVIDE A BRIDGE   Sober living homes provide a bridge between the highly structured environment of treatment centers and the autonomy of fully independent living. They should offer a safe, supportive, and substance-free living environment for individuals in recovery.   HOW LONG SHOULD SOMEONE STAY IN SOBER LIVING?   The duration of a person’s stay in a sober … Read more

5 Journaling Secrets for Lasting Recovery Success

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Journaling more than a therapeutic activity; it can be a catalyst for growth, self-discovery and lasting recovery success. In addition, it pairs nicely with step work.  The journey to sobriety is a courageous one, filled with challenges and triumphs. The noise in our brain can be triggering. When before, we could quiet that noise with drugs or booze. Now that you’re sober, it’s loud. Finding effective tools to aid the healing process and quiet the noise is essential. Beyond just putting pen to paper, journaling can be a building block for your recovery journey, helping you cultivate new healthy habits … Read more