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Are Nonalcoholic Beverages Safe to Drink in Recovery?

Nonalcoholic and alcohol-free beverages can seem like a good option for recovering alcoholics to turn to, but the dangers of relapse are much greater than the benefits. Your favorite NA beer or “mocktail” might seem like it helps curb your craving, but it is really hurting your recovery. Research has [...]

2019-02-13T19:36:55+00:00 February 13th, 2019|Alcohol Addiction, Recovery, Rehabilitation|

Low Self-Esteem’s Impact on Substance Abuse

Low self-esteem can be caused by a variety of traumas. A traumatic childhood, abandonment or separation from parental figures, emotional or physical abuse can all lead to low-esteem as an adult. These problems can worsen as adult life causes negative events like losing a job, going through divorce, or facing [...]

2019-01-07T03:01:54+00:00 January 7th, 2019|Addiction, Recovery, Rehabilitation|

A Moment of Clarity: Lessons from 3 Sober Celebrities

Alcoholism and drug addiction is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. The mental aspect of addiction leads to delusional thinking that is characterized by denial and delusional thinking. Denial can be so powerful in addiction that the addict cannot comprehend the gravity of their situation. But what happens [...]

2018-12-16T21:34:12+00:00 December 16th, 2018|Alcohol Addiction, Drug Addiction, News, Recovery|

The Shame Game

Shame and guilt are present in nearly every case of substance abuse and alcoholism and they are powerful and painful emotions that can hinder recovery. We feel shame as a natural emotion that not only affects our behavior, but creates a physiological response to the automatic nervous system. We blush, [...]

2018-11-30T21:33:35+00:00 November 29th, 2018|Addiction, Alcohol Addiction, Blog, Recovery, Rehabilitation, Uncategorized|

Suriving Your Family Sober this Holiday Season

With the holidays upon us already this year we can get excited for all the joy they bring. For most of us it's memories of time around the table with our family, a big turkey dinner, and maybe a nap in front of the football game. It brings warm and [...]

2018-11-22T01:21:57+00:00 November 22nd, 2018|Addiction, Alcohol Addiction, Blog, Recovery, Uncategorized|

Practicing Mindfulness to Overcome Addiction

Practicing mindfulness and meditation can be a very positive ways to identify hidden emotions that are harming you and hindering your recovery. Mindfulness focuses on exposing harmful ways of thinking and meditation can help reduce the physical response these harmful emotions cause to our mind and body. A very important [...]

2018-11-10T00:25:03+00:00 November 10th, 2018|Addiction, Adventure Therapy, Alcohol Addiction, Blog, Detox, Recovery, Rehabilitation|

5 Ways to Stay Sober This Halloween

We can all remember the fun and excitement of Halloween when we were kids. Picking out your favorite costume and knocking on your neighbor's doors on a mission for a pillowcase or plastic pumpkin full of candy. There is so much Halloween fun to remember as kid that you might [...]

Tips for Successful Sleep During Withdrawal

Withdrawal from drugs and alcohol causes emotional and physical discomfort. Getting rid of drug use is a great step towards a healthier lifestyle, but the process is always difficult. With prolonged use, the body is accustomed and dependent on the effects of drugs and alcohol and has a difficult time [...]