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Sober on Vacation, Vacation, Image by Tomas Elias Lozada Linarez from Pixabay Sober on vacation
Follow these 8 Tips for Staying Sober on Vacation! Going on vacation is fun, but it can bring challenges to your sobriety. Being out of your normal routine can increase anxiety and make dealing with family dynamics and daily decisions about  what to do and where to eat seem more difficult than usual. However, with...
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breathing, urge, urge surfing, recovery, drug treatment, therapy
Being in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction includes many challenges. Learning how to manage cravings is one of the main ones. One popular management technique for cravings is urge surfing. What is the Difference Between Urges and Cravings? In recovery, especially in the early stages, people have intense cravings to continue using their...
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social, sober, friends, sobriety, drug recovery, rehab
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...
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Hobbies , friends, video games, hobbies, fun, recovery, sober
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...
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friends, hug, hugging, happy, friend, move forward, forgive
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...
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Addiction Recovery Podcasts, lady, podcasts, motivational podcast, recovery, treatment
You have worked hard to become sober. You know recovery from drugs and alcohol is an ongoing process that takes hard work and commitment every day. Recovery podcasts are useful resources that help you live a substance-free life. What is a Recovery Podcast? Recovery podcasts are generally hosted by people with first-hand experience with drug...
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Thanksgiving Sober, Thanksgiving family eating drinking sober
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...
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forgive friends family recovery happy together
A lasting recovery from addiction requires a willingness to forgive. Forgiving yourself or others is often difficult and may take repeated attempts, but the benefits of forgiveness include a sense of freedom, confidence, and hope that will help you thrive in sobriety. Not Forgiving Can Cause Harm While in Recovery During your addiction, you may...
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Exercise in Addiction, exercise addiction recovery treatment
When a person is recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction, following a regular exercise routine is essential. Yet the power of exercising regularly to help maintain sobriety is often underestimated. Exercise has a positive effect physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. Here are eight of the numerous benefits of regular exercise for someone in addiction...
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Books on Mindfulness, young woman yoga mindfulness recovery program
Being in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction is a commitment to yourself that you have to reaffirm every day. The more coping tools and skills you have, the better your chances of maintaining sobriety. One essential skill is mindfulness, which involves being fully immersed, without judgment or anxiety, in each moment. Mindfulness in...
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