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Clean Corner: Healthy Sparkling Apple Cider for Thanksgiving

Everyone loves that sweet sparkling apple cider that you can get just about everywhere this time of year, especially during Thanksgiving. You know, the one in the fancy bottle that is just filled to brim with sugar, sugar, and more sugar? It is party season but before you reach for that sleek bottle of alcohol-free sweetness at your next holiday party, give this healthier (and just as tasty) recipe a go. If you want to…

How to Celebrate Thanksgiving Sober

For an addict, the holidays are filled with the pressure to be perfect, to look and feel good, and most of all to stay sober. For a sober person in recovery it can be all too easy to either crack under the pressure of the season, or end up depressed because you do not have these things and you are not surrounded by love. This happens to everyone on various levels but for an addict,…

10 Ways to Pay It Forward for World Kindness Day

In honor of World Kindness Day, we wanted to talk about the benefits of doing kind things for others and some easy ways for you to introduce more kindness into your everyday. Treat others as you’d like to be treated. We all grew up with this phrase echoing in our minds and it became the foundation of our elementary social lives but for those who get caught up in the throes of addiction, these eight…

Reestablish Connectedness for National Forget-Me-Not Day

For most people, National Forget-Me-Not Day is just another day, but for those who may be struggling with a solitary life of addiction, it can be the perfect excuse to reach out and help someone through the tough times that are synonymous with drug or alcohol addiction. While most choose to acknowledge the date by remembering those we have lost, we think it’s also important to celebrate by remembering those who are still with us….

4 Books About Addiction Recovery for Book Lovers Day

While there is some disagreement on when Book Lovers Day is to be celebrated, we believe that every day is a good day to pick up a book. Here is a list of inspiring books about addiction for Book Lovers Day. Enjoy! Broken: My story of Addiction and Redemption  By William Cope Moyers A celebrated New York Times Bestseller, Broken is a true-to-life memoir that takes you on a journey through Moyers’ addiction and recovery….

Clean Corner: How to Make a Journal DIY with Writing Prompts

We’ve talked about the benefits of journaling during recovery and so we wanted share with you a journal DIY and some writing prompts to get you started. You write your most prized, intimate memories and thoughts inside – so why not personalize it? These simple notebooks are a breeze to put together and make great little gifts for you or anyone you love. Supplies: 8.5 x 11 white paper (about 7-8 pages per journal) Printed…

The Benefits of Journaling During Recovery for National Novel Writing Month

Though it might not really be your thing, there are many long-term benefits of journaling during recovery that not only will help you consciously face your addiction but will also allow you learn a lot about yourself. As you work to move forward and put your past experiences with your addiction behind you, it’s inevitable that you will need to spend some time reflecting on things you did and felt while you were under the…

5 Halloween Mocktails That Are Perfect For Sober October

For someone who has issues with alcohol, this time of year might not be your finest hour in terms of staying out of trouble. However there are many ways to spend the famed holiday evening while sticking to your sober living lifestyle. If you think that mocktails are strictly reserved for small children and baby showers, these concoctions will make you think again. Add some spooky deliciousness to your halloween celebrations this year with these…

Clean Corner: How to Make an Ice “Scream” Shake for Halloween

Today on the RAS blog, we are excited to unveil our new series, Clean Corner, a collection of video’s, resources, and articles designed to help you live a fulfilling (and fun) sober life. You can look forward to delicious recipes like this Ice “Scream” Shake, as well as DIY projects and tips to make your life in recovery just a little bit easier. Whether you’re staying in or planning for a safe evening out, this…

4 Ways to Give Back During Recovery for National Make A Difference Day

After completing an intensive addiction treatment program, you may feel renewed, energized, ready to take on the world and you may wonder, “How can I make a difference during my recovery?” Truthfully, there are endless ways you can help out and contribute to your community while simultaneously progressing your recovery and here we’ve put together a few ideas to inspire you on your journey for National Make A Difference Day. 1. Be a More Involved Loved One…

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