Have a Recovery Plan During the Holidays

During the holidays, there is usually a lot of commotion and some stress, even for the most laid-back people. When you’re newly sober, however, some of the pressure can feel amplifies amplified. What could be a trigger for you? What’s the most stressful? Should you go to the work party? What about Aunt Edna’s? Making […]

Staying Sober When You Travel

Being in recovery changes many things, and can take some adjustment. After all, you’re working on yourself and sticking to your recovery program. But life is life, and there are obligations to tend. Even when you travel, (for holidays, business, or pleasure) recovery changes everything. Moving around the country or state through sober eyes may […]

Finding Recovery Support for College Students

If you go to school or have lived on a college campus, the partying culture can be hard to ignore. College campuses are often full of drinking and drug experimentation. It’s considered to be normal among college students who enjoy the night life. Binge drinking at college can be a real problem, and for many, […]

Tools for Coping with Sadness in Recovery

Everyone feels sad every once in a while. It’s an emotion that we’re often not prepared for but must cope with anyway. The world can be a sad place, and bad things happen in life from time to time. In recovery, sadness can take you by surprise. But, just like other feelings, this too shall […]

12 Ways to Have Fun Clean and Sober

Getting clean is a challenge, but once you’ve gotten through the detox and the first few months of recovery, you may wonder what else there is. Meetings and support groups are a great way to get out your feelings and learn more about yourself. But you can’t spend 24 hours a day working on yourself. […]