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Why You Should Celebrate Your Sober Birthday

If you’re in recovery, keeping track of days, weeks, months, and years of sobriety can be a great motivator. These milestones remind you of how far you have come. Additionally, they serve as a reminder to be grateful for each day that you have been gifted with living a substance-free life. Celebrating your sober birthdayRead More

How to Enjoy a Sober Halloween

Halloween is already right around the corner, with costumes, parties, and spooky festivities. This time of year also means it’s more important than ever to protect your sobriety. With the right tools and guidance, you can enjoy a sober Halloween and have lots of fun. How to Enjoy a Sober Halloween Just like any holiday,Read More

Can I Go Home After Detox?

Detox is often the first clinical step in treating addiction. The addiction treatment and recovery journey will take time, dedication, and commitment. Even though individuals may want to go home after detox, it’s important to continue with treatment for stability and lasting sobriety. Detox: The First Step in Treatment According to the Substance Abuse andRead More

Recovery Month: Understanding Its Significance and How to Celebrate

September is Recovery Month, and it’s time to celebrate! It doesn’t matter if you’ve been in recovery for one week or ten years. Right now, it’s time to recognize your strengths, everything you’ve been through, and the fact that you chose to find the path of healing. History of Recovery Month According to the SubstanceRead More

How to Prioritize Self-Care in Long-Term Recovery

Learning to prioritize self-care is an important part of the recovery journey. Prioritizing self-care can mean different things depending on where you are at in your recovery journey. No matter what stage of recovery you are in, healthy habits are essential in preventing relapse. Determining the healthy habits and self-care measures you most need andRead More

Adjusting Your Relapse Prevention Plan When the Original Isn’t Working

One of the most important parts of your recovery journey is your relapse prevention plan. During treatment, you learned to build a successful plan incorporating your triggers and warning signs. As you grow in your recovery, however, your needs and wants may have changed. At this point, an updated, in-depth plan could be the differenceRead More

Sensory Activities for When Triggers Appear

Experiencing triggers can be stressful in recovery. However, learning about your specific sensory needs and techniques can help you prevent triggers from overwhelming you. No matter where you are at in your recovery journey, you will likely experience a trigger at least a time or two. During treatment, it was important to learn healthy copingRead More

What to Do When the News Is Triggering

It is easy to feel overwhelmed when encountering a negative news story. The news can be full of negative images that fill the mind with triggering thoughts. When the news is triggering, where does your mind go? Is it full of negative thoughts that continue to spiral? Do you start to think about the worst-caseRead More

Can I Drink Socially While in Recovery?

One of the most frequent questions people ask during treatment is whether they will have to stop using certain substances forever. They may wonder whether they learn how to use it in moderation or drink socially in certain situations like while watching sports. Many people also wonder if they will never have fun again. TheseRead More