dating in recovery

Dating in Recovery: What you Need to Remember

Your recovery can be fragile, especially early on.  For this reason, many experts recommend that you wait at least a year into your sobriety before beginning any new relationships.  Romantic relationships can cause stresses that you may not be prepared for early in your recovery.  These added stresses could be just enough to trigger a relapse.  Once you decide you …Read More

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Telling on Yourself

Honesty is and always has been the best policy. In addiction, we don’t necessarily adhere to this rule, and changing our behavior in recovery takes some time and practice. Learning to tell on ourselves is a huge factor in keeping us accountable, not only to others but to ourselves and our personal truth. Dishonesty in addiction is akin to survival. …Read More

Stay sober

So you got Fired? Stay Sober

As you maintain your sobriety you are bound to face stressful situations that could trigger a relapse.  Part of your recovery will be learning how to face the problems that life may throw at you without turning to drugs and alcohol.  One stressor many people will face is the sudden loss of a job.  Losing your job can hit you …Read More

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15 Ways to Cope with Physical and Emotional Pain

  We all experience physical and emotional pain. It’s not a fun part of life, but pain is something we have to deal with at one point or another. Some people in recovery got here because of physical pain, and many others got here because of emotional pain. We no longer have our favorite elixir to numb our pain, so …Read More