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How to Stay Sober (And Still Have Fun) This Halloween

Halloween marks the first of many Fall-Winter holidays that are socially centered around drinking. While a lot of Americans will say otherwise, we think that the holiday can be so much more than an excuse to dress up and get wasted. There are so many ways that you can still have fun without drinking being the main draw. Here are just a few ideas to inspire you this Halloween season. How to lose the booze this…

4 People Share Their Best Addiction Recovery Advice

In order to continue my sobriety I have had to find ways to motivate myself, even when I don’t feel like doing any of the things that I have to. – Rose Lockinger Rose Lockinger Guest Blogger for Recoveryas.com Staying motivated has really become the name of the game for me now that I have been sober for a little while. Or as a friend put it staying sober long-term is really a battle against…

Five Fun Things to do Sober this Weekend

If you are new to sobriety, weekends can be tough. Back in your using days you’d probably meet up with a friend or two and go on a bender to really let loose after a hard week. Now you want to put these days and your addiction behind you so you can really focus on and embrace your new sober life. But you still want to have fun, right? Absolutely! The key to having fun…

Recovery Stories: Tawny From Sobrietea Party

As our first installment of our Recovery Stories series, we talk with Tawny from Sobrietea Party about her decision to choose sobriety, how it changed her life and relationships, and how it ultimately lead her down a path of self-discovery she would never have imagined.   How long have you been in recovery/sober? I’ve been sober since November 30th, 2015. About a month later, I started digging into the recovery side of sobriety. When you…

5 Inspirational Quotes for Women Recovering From Drug Abuse

Sometimes when you are recovering from drug abuse, all you need to hear is just one person say “You got this.” The trouble is, as you enter this new stage in your life you might look around to see that you don’t have as many friends or intimate relationships as you did before you chose this road to recovery. It’s on these days when it feels like no one is on your side that you’ve…

5 Apps for Self Improvement in Drug Addiction Recovery

As someone who is in alcohol or drug addiction recovery, you may have heard some people say that addiction is reserved for only the most selfish of people. However, while one may choose to take their drug of choice, no one chooses addiction – it chooses you. This is why self improvement in drug addiction recovery is so important. Working toward a better you is key in alcohol and drug treatment because not only does…

5 Inspirational Recovery Quotes to Start the New Year Right

As 2015 comes to a close and we look forward to a fresh new year, we’ve been thinking of inspirational recovery quotes that will carry us all the way through January. Whether you’ve decided to start the new year off with some resolutions or if you are just taking it one day at a time, we have put together a few of our favorites to encourage and motivate you in your recovery. Let Yourself Move…

Drug Addiction Recovery and the Reverse New Year’s Resolution

With the New Year quickly approaching, if you are in drug addiction recovery you may be thinking of which resolutions or goals to work towards for 2016. While most people are searching for ways to lose that last 10 pounds or plotting how to quit drinking or using for good, we’ve discovered a more surefire way to achieve your goals while in recovery; the reverse resolution. Though it sounds more than a little backwards, it…

How to Achieve Your Recovery Goals

Recovery goals are an important, and necessary part of the recovery process. During recovery treatment, goals help in keeping addicts in line with their program, as well as it gives them something to aim for, and work towards.  To aid in reaching a fulfilling life of sobriety, people participating in rehab should use recovery goals to guide them through the process. Recovery Goals Help to Point us in the Right Direction As stated, recovery goals…

How to Manage Holiday Stress in Recovery

It’s that time of year: the holiday season. The days are much shorter, the nights are colder, and as December progresses, the holiday stress begins to set in. You’ve got gifts to buy, wrap, and give – not to mention you have to spend time with family and be mindful of your recovery. As adults, we all get stressed – it is completely natural. However, for those who have struggled with drug or alcohol addiction,…

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