Blog Posts - Sobriety



In Recovery Use Stress to Your Advantage

Not all stress is bad. It’s common for most people to experience stress as a weight. Stress feels like an experience that gets in the way of everything else. However, there is a way to look at stress as a catalyst for achieving great things. An...
by Recovery Advocates on Apr 15, 2016

Four Common Misconceptions About Sobriety

  There are many misconceptions about sobriety that might prevent people from seeking treatment and becoming sober. In an attempt to try to break down some of those misconceptions, here are four things that sobriety is not. Sobriety is not bori...
by Recovery Advocates on Apr 13, 2016

Four Thoughts to Help You Stay Sober From Alcohol

Do you have the urge to drink again? Sobriety is not easy but it’s worth it. Here are a few things to tell yourself to prevent relapse and keep you on the track of sobriety. “It’s not worth it.” “This is only temporary.&...
by Recovery Advocates on Apr 13, 2016

Video: Jodie Sweetin’s Journey to Sobriety

Jodie Sweetin, star of Full House, struggled with drug addiction for many years. Now five years sober, Sweetin opens up about her past hardships and her journey to sobriety in the video below.   The post Video: Jodie Sweetin’s Journey to S...
by Recovery Advocates on Apr 5, 2016

Recovery Should Heal the Whole Person

Historically, recovery was pretty simple: put a person through detox and keep them sober. Period. Sometimes it worked, but most often sobriety didn’t last. Instead, there was relapse after relapse and that person might have never truly recovere...
by Recovery Advocates on Mar 30, 2016

Find Your Definition of Recovery

If you’ve struggled with addiction for a long time and now you’re on your way to getting sober, you may want to know where you’re headed. What does your future look like without alcohol and drugs? What does your life feel like witho...
by Recovery Advocates on Mar 24, 2016

Why Addicts Don’t See That There’s A Problem

Researchers of addiction and recovery recognize that addicts go through stages when it comes to their substance use. At first, they may be in an experiential phase, exploring they ways drinking or drug use makes them feel. They may enjoy this phase a...
by Recovery Advocates on Mar 22, 2016

Self-Care is Essential During Recovery

Self-care is extremely important, yet it is something which is too often forgotten about or underestimated. We can become so consumed by daily life that we forget to make time for ourselves. Self-care is essential during recovery since in the end,...
by Recovery Advocates on Mar 18, 2016

Reasons Why Recovery Can Be Joyful

At first, recovery isn’t easy. The experiences of drug detox and the first few weeks of sobriety can be hard. They might even by physically painful. It’s a challenging journey to change your life. But once the initial hardships are over a...
by Recovery Advocates on Mar 18, 2016

Why Communication with Others Is Necessary in Recovery

Some recovery addicts might notice that their ability to communicate isn’t as strong as it could be. Perhaps they don’t communicate with others when they need something, which is common in codependent relationships. They may feel uncomfor...
by Recovery Advocates on Mar 14, 2016

Blogs That Can Support Your Recovery

When someone writes a blog, they often share their most intimate moments. They are real, raw, and to the point. They share their experiences because they want to connect with others who have experienced the same thing or who are going through it now.
by Recovery Advocates on Mar 10, 2016

Stay Sober After Drug Rehab With These Tips

Recovery is a journey and it doesn’t end after leaving a drug rehab center. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon to experience a relapse but there are many strategies you can use to prevent relapse and stay sober. Here are a few things that you c...
by Recovery Advocates on Mar 9, 2016

A List of Self-Help Groups for Recovery from Addiction

Getting sober and moving through the experience of recovery might be a daunting task, but there’s no question that there is ample support for anyone wants it. In fact, most experts say that without support, a person may not make it long without...
by Recovery Advocates on Mar 8, 2016

Three Ways to Make Sober Friendships

Making sober friendships is a great way to help you stay clean and sober after recovery.  Of drug abusers currently in a treatment program or recently recovered, 40-60 percent will experience a relapse at least once, according to the National Instit...
by Recovery Advocates on Mar 4, 2016

Thinking Patterns that are Common Among Recovering Addicts – Part One

Once you’ve gotten sober and as you proceed in your recovery, you may notice there are patterns you have that seem to affect your happiness, and perhaps that affect your sobriety. You may notice that they even get in the way of feeling satisfie...
by Recovery Advocates on Mar 3, 2016

Seven Healthy Coping Tools To Use When You’re Anxious

One of the most common reasons why people turn to drugs and alcohol is because they struggle emotionally, psychologically, or physically. They might have intense emotions, high anxiety, or physical pain. To ease their struggle, they turn to a substan...
by Recovery Advocates on Feb 19, 2016

The Complications of Being Court-Ordered to Get Addiction Treatment

Many men and women who have drug charges are sentenced by the court to get sober. They are forced into addiction treatment because of legal consequences. However, when a person is forced into doing something, he or she will have different feelings ab...
by Recovery Advocates on Feb 17, 2016

What is within us

  What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. -Ralph Waldo Emerson...
by Addiction Recovery Quotes on Feb 6, 2016

Anxiety

– Got the irrits and the shits. Can’t abide nongs or nitwits. Think I’ll shake myself to bits. Anxiety. – Put away the jolly pills. Out of bed to pay the bills. Hi! to Life! and all its ills. Anxiety. – Kick away my trus...
by Imagine Day on Jan 26, 2016

Finding Peace in Your Recovery

Getting sober might be the first part of healing from addiction, but recovery is entirely different. Although you can’t have recovery without sobriety, the two are separate phases of healing from addiction. In fact, getting sober might not be p...
by Recovery Advocates on Dec 30, 2015


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