While September is the official month to celebrate recovery, hitting milestones in your recovery journey don’t always fall within those thirty days. In addition to attending various community events in September, you can also celebrate milestones in your recovery by going out on the town, hosting a sober party, and traveling somewhere new.
Adjusting to a new sober lifestyle brings many challenges. One of these challenges is finding summertime activities that don’t involve drinking alcohol.
Silencing your inner critic, rebuilding relationships and sharing your experience can help with forgiving yourself in recovery.
Post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS) happens in the second stage of detoxing from substance abuse, and the best treatments are typically a combination of medication and therapy.
Seeking recovery from substance abuse can be exhausting. According to the American Addiction Centers, alcohol relapse rates are between 20 and 80 percent, even for those who attend treatment. If you’re looking for help to fight your addiction the possibility of relapse might feel defeated, especially if you don’t feel like you have good social Read more about What Can I Expect from Substance Use Aftercare Treatment?[…]
Throughout your journey to sobriety, you have likely thought about where you would like to work once you complete your treatment and are ready to commit to a career. It is also entirely normal to want a fresh start in a new career rather than returning to a job you held prior to becoming sober. Read more about 7 Careers to Consider After You Get Sober[…]
A DUI conviction can completely shake a person’s world. Not only are there legal consequences that could affect someone for the rest of his or her life, but a DUI could take a huge emotional toll – especially if someone has been injured. Recovering from a DUI charge will take time. There is a long Read more about Getting Back on the Road after a DUI[…]
Tanya Goodman, LPC, Clinical Supervisor for Mazzitti & Sullivan Counseling in Harrisburg, PA shares 6 helpful relapse prevention tips that anyone can utilize and benefit from regardless of physical location or stage in recovery. From seeking sober support to using the HALT acronym to creating a grateful list, Tanya’s tips encourage inward focus, commitment, strength Read more about Relapse Prevention: Tip of the Week[…]
“When I got sober, I thought giving up was saying goodbye to all the fun and all the sparkle, and it turned out to be just the opposite. That’s when the sparkle started for me.” ~ Mary Karr Recovery from addiction is an on-going process. One important element is to find sober activities that give Read more about Alternative Activities for Adults to Stay Sober[…]
Addiction eats away at the relationships that are most important to you. Learn what you can do to rebuild relationships after addiction treatment.