Is There Fun in Sobriety Without Drugs and Alcohol?

You’ve worked hard to achieve sobriety. Now it’s time to have some fun without alcohol or drugs. How do you get your work done and have a few laughs at work? Answer: Grab your coworkers and break out the Trivial Pursuit.   When you think of work, you don’t tend to think about fun, laughter…

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Applying Your Recovery Skills to Your Family Life

  It’s no secret that most people new to recovery lack major life skills.  Learning these is part of treatment and recovery.  You’re not expected to know anything when you get to recovery.  The only requirement for recovery is a desire for change.  The rest will come in time.  One of the primary traits of…

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How Can I Manage Addiction Recovery at Work?

Addiction recovery consists of acknowledging the fact that you have a dependence on alcohol or drugs and learning new ways to deal with life’s challenges. It’s one thing to handle recovery at home with family and friends, it’s another matter to handle sobriety at work. Here are some tips to manage the transition. Acknowledge Fact…

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Being of Service Develops Your Work Ethic

  Many people new to recovery may lack general life skills.  Addicts and alcoholics are used to instant gratification and may not understand the concept of working hard to achieve goals.  It’s possible work ethic is something you were never taught growing up.  Addiction may have also clouded your understanding. Addiction tends to inadvertently promote…

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Should I Go Away For Treatment?

  Now that you’ve decided to get help, you’re probably looking through all the treatment options.  There are over 14,500 treatment centers in the United States.  The thought of attending treatment can be terrifying.  You are likely intimidated and may want to stay close to home because that will be the only familiarity.  Change is…

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Bringing Mindfulness into Your Business Life

Being in recovery does not mean you don’t have a job, family, or other life obligations.  Sobriety is about learning to be the best person you can be by living honestly and practicing integrity.  When you first enter recovery,  employing effective coping strategies can be simple.  It’s possible at that time you may not be…

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How Do You Balance Nutrition?

What does Vitamin B1 and C, stable blood sugar levels and brussel sprouts have to do with your drug or alcohol recovery? Drug and alcohol addiction can lead to nutritional deficiencies. Scarcity in key vitamins, minerals and amino acids can increase the likelihood of relapse in the early stages of recovery.  A healthy diet is…

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Long Term Physical Health Effects from Alcohol Abuse

  Society has led millions to believe alcohol is not a drug.  Its legality tends to give false belief that it’s fun and everyone should enjoy the benefits.  Yet, 17.6 million people suffer from alcoholism in the United States at any given time.  A few more million also engage in risky and self-destructive binge drinking…

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Does Behavior Have To Change To Stay Sober?

  Sobriety isn’t about not drinking or doing drugs.  Addiction is typically a symptom of a greater problem.  Most addicts and alcoholics have underlying psychological issues, which is what caused them to turn to drugs and alcohol.  This could include mental or physical abuse as a child, abandonment, or even strict parenting.  All of these…

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Bringing Mindfulness into Your School Life

  Once you’ve decided to get clean and sober, the world is your oyster.  There are endless opportunities out there waiting for you to tackle what life has to offer.  Your life was once consumed by drugs and alcohol, making it impossible for you to achieve goals you once had.  Many people make the decision…

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