You may be apprehensive about returning to work after treatment. Feeling nervous about your transition back to work is normal, but these tips can make the process less stressful. Tips for Returning to Work After Treatment Since stress can often be a trigger for relapse, it is important to make the return to work as...Read More
You have made the commitment to stay sober, but what do you do if your partner is still drinking around you? This can not only be difficult but may trigger a relapse. Now that you are sober, you may begin to see your partner differently. As you progress on your journey, the relationship you had...Read More
Is it possible to be allergic to alcohol? Yes. People can have either an allergy to or intolerance of alcohol, both of which result in physical symptoms and can lead to serious consequences if not properly addressed. An alcohol allergy is different from an alcohol addiction. Someone with an allergy does not want to consume...Read More
Are you feeling anxious and wondering if you can hang out with friends in a social setting while staying sober? If you are new to recovery, you will want to avoid any situation that could be a trigger and put you at risk for relapse. Being well-prepared, having a strong system of support, and making...Read More
Losing a loved one is never easy, but when you are struggling with an addiction, grief can put you at risk for relapse. You may feel like you don’t know where to turn, but help is always available. Finding the right support can make a difference and help you work through difficult feelings without the...Read More
Boredom is a leading cause of relapse, especially for those new to addiction recovery who may find themselves adrift without the friends they used to drink or use drugs with. When you do not have any hobbies or don’t know what to do with your time, thoughts can quickly turn to cravings for substances. But...Read More
Blackouts are often a warning sign that a person’s drinking is out of control. These gaps in memory due to alcohol use occur in about half of all adults who drink. Unlike passing out, where a person loses consciousness, a person remains awake during a blackout even though their brain is not making memories. A...Read More
According to step nine of the twelve steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, it is important to make amends to anyone you may have wronged during active addiction. An exception to this step is if making amends would cause injury or harm to the person or others. Once you learn to accept what your addiction to alcohol...Read More
Are you stuck on a holiday gift idea for someone special who is in recovery from addiction? You may hope to get them something meaningful that shows your support of their journey. In this week’s post, we offer our favorite gift ideas to consider this holiday season that can let the sober person in your...Read More
Thanksgiving can be a challenge if you are newly sober. With an abundance of food and drinks at the table, the temptation to drink alcohol or use substances may often be too much to handle. But if you are prepared with the right tools and have a strong system of support, you have a good...Read More
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