Conquer Addiction with Faith-Based Sober Living

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In the journey of addiction recovery, there are moments of triumph and moments of struggle. Faith-based Sober Living can offer hope. For those battling addiction, it can often feel like an uphill climb, with challenges and temptations lurking at every turn. However, amidst the darkness of addiction, there is a glimmer of hope – a beacon of light found in faith in spirituality. THE REALITY OF ADDICTION Addiction is a looming darkness, gripping individuals in its clutches and ensnaring them in a cycle of dependence and despair. It knows no boundaries, affecting people of all ages, backgrounds, and walks of … Read more

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 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

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 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

8 Proven Benefits of Living in Community

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There are stellar benefits of living in a community that improve your health, your pocketbook, and your outlook on life. Block parties gained popularity in the 70’s. They were often held outside among the neighborhood houses, providing fellowship and sharing food with your community. Houses were built closer to the roads with large front porches offering a welcoming environment to neighboring visitors and inviting more sociability with your community. Things have dramatically changed since that era. Many homes have fences that reduce the odds of visitors, community gathering, and camaraderie with your neighbors. It became more common to gather in … Read more

The Company You Keep

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What company do you keep? In our days of using drugs and alcohol, our choices weren’t always the healthiest. We were pulling all-nighters, developing poor habits, and spending time with lousy influences. The days were a blur and there was a lack of motivation to change. The company we kept was not encouraging us along our recovery. Our friends can have a major impact on us, whether we know it or not. When we spend a lot of time with those that have a distaste for change/ improvement or disdain for Christ, we can easily pick up their attitudes and … Read more

Ways to Cope with Seasonal Changes

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As the summer is drawing to an end, have you noticed your mood sinking into a negative tailspin? Or feeling more sluggish, unmotivated, and unhappy? For anyone one who has a drug or alcohol addition, seasonal changes can have a direct impact on their recovery. With most who have a substance abuse disorder, the hardest part in their recovery is dealing with triggers. Changes in the weather can leave us feeling unbalanced, unable to control, or associate it with an unpleasant memory. Entering into summer can bring the urge to go out and have drinks with old friends, and as … Read more