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Do I Have To Explain My Sobriety?

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People can be persistent when it comes to demanding a reason for why someone doesn’t take a drink or participate in drinking. When we’re offered a drink and we say, in some form, “No,” we might be met with disbelief, argument, or even an attempt at persuading us to take a drink even though we… Read On »

Saying Yes To Life

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If someone offered you a million dollars, chock free, without a single condition or attachment or tax to pay, would you take it? Your answer is probably yes, after you checked out every possible angle of a scam or scandal. What would you do with that million dollars? Chances are you’ve thought about it once… Read On »

Having Fun In Sobriety

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Addiction to drugs and alcohol changes the chemistry of the brain by altering the circuitry that facilitates communication between one part of the brain to another. When drugs and alcohol metabolize in the bloodstream, they make their way through the liver and then toward the brain, crossing what is called the blood-brain barrier. Entering the… Read On »

Little Habits For Better Living

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Admiral William H. McRaven delivered a commencement address to the 2014 graduating class at The University of Texas at Austin and gave them invaluable advice. Famously, the admiral told the graduates: “If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.” Recovery is a matter of the building and rebuilding of habits.… Read On »

Can You Travel for Healing?

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Before we recover, some of us attempt to escape addiction with a “geographical cure.” In other words, we move or travel as a way to “outsmart” addiction – a plan which is doomed to failure. But once we recover, can travel help us to grow and heal? Many people associate travel with leisure, with going… Read On »

Being Sober on St. Patrick’s Day

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  While some may say that a sober person cannot go anywhere alcohol is served, we believe that recovery offers the freedom to go anywhere. With the St. Patrick’s Day coming up, you might be invited to celebrations. Although St. Patrick’s Day is often a fun celebration, there is also a lot of drinking involved… Read On »

Does Prayer Really Help Reduce Cravings?

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  Prayer and spiritual awakenings have always been integral to the 12-step approach. Step 11 is: “Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.” Of course, other steps involving turning your… Read On »

7 Ways You Can You Eat Healthier on a Budget

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  Eating better can make your recovery from addiction or mental illness much easier. Many studies have shown that diet has a significant impact on mental health. A diet high in nutrient-rich whole foods has been shown to improve mood and reduce the symptoms of depression, often by a lot. A healthy diet is also… Read On »

Changing Our Mentality for a Healthier Lifestyle

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When we are working to recover, there are some changes we need to make to our lifestyles and our behaviors to help us stay on track with our sobriety. Unfortunately, our daily lives before recovery were centered around substances and the wide variety behaviors that accompany addiction. Our thoughts and our focus revolved around how… Read On »

What if You Gain Weight After You Quit Drinking?

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Most people enjoy many benefits after they quit drinking, including healthier skin, better sleep, more energy, and clearer thinking. Another common benefit is losing a few pounds without really trying. Alcohol has a lot of empty calories and it’s easy for a heavy drinker to drink an extra 1000 calories a day. Alcohol also changes… Read On »