Have Fun Sober: 4 Ways to Spend Your Friday Night

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In the past, your idea of a fun Friday night might have involved binge drinking or taking pills. However, now that you’re on the path to recovery, these pastimes are no longer an option. We know a big part of staying sober is making sure you occupy your time and have fun. The reasons many people become addicted in the first place - stress, depression, and even boredom - can lead many people astray in their recovery. So, what else can you do to have some fun on the weekend? Here’s four entertaining suggestions that will keep you from relapsing.
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After Rehab: 6 Goals for Your First 6 Months

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After Rehab Be Careful About Setting Goals The months that follow rehab are some of the most intimidating times during recovery. Figuring out what you will do after rehab and how to live a sober life can be challenging at first. You have to be careful about setting goals. Goals are important: can help you to see the big picture and give you something to strive for. But poorly thought out goals that are too hard to achieve can also make you more likely to relapse. Distant goals and words […]
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Recovery Tips: Are You in the Pink Cloud?

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For many, getting clean and sober brings a euphoria. The phase of early recovery, when someone experiences extreme happiness and excitement, is called the pink cloud. Some people call it the “honeymoon” phase. But it’s also a dangerous phase. Urban Dictionary (urbandictionary.com) defines the pink cloud this way: “12-Step recovery jargon referring to someone new who talks about how great life is, now that they’re sober. Usually meaning that the person is out of touch with reality.” The danger of the pink cloud is becoming complacent about working your program. […]
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Avoiding Alcohol Triggers During the Holidays

Avoiding Alcohol Triggers During the Holidays

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Holidays can be rough on everyone, but it always seems harder on the alcoholic trying to stay sober. There seem to be laser trip mines all over the place. Family and friends come together in unusual combinations that can provide a new level of anxiety for even the most experienced holiday veteran. Unfortunately, when an alcoholic has anxiety, they want to drink. So, when it comes to getting through the holidays sober, nothing can seem like a bigger challenge. Everyone has been known to use social lubrication to get through […]
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