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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Addiction Treatment: Understanding Rehab and Employment

Will Rehab Cost Me My Job?

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One of the main concerns for functional alcoholics and addicts is losing their job if they seek treatment for addiction. Thanks to laws like the FMLA, most employees can get treatment without losing their job. That is important because about 70% or people with drug or alcohol problems are employed according to SAMHSA and NCADD.
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