How Good Nutrition Helps Your Recovery

A healthful diet is an important part of a healthy lifestyle – and it’s perhaps the best way for those in recovery to replenish a body that’s been ravished by

How to Let Go of the Guilt of Addiction 

Normal amounts of guilt are perfectly natural and healthy. After all, it would be odd if you didn’t feel guilty for doing something hurtful or harmful to others. On the

Journaling Your Way to Recovery

Keeping a journal or diary is much more than just a way to record your experiences and thoughts. Studies show that journaling is an effective stress relief exercise, and people

5 Tips to Build Self-Esteem

One of the best things you can do to safeguard your sobriety is to work on your self-esteem. After all, the better you feel about yourself and who you are

Continuing to Grow and Change in Recovery

Accepting Change and Embracing Challenges in Recovery Part of managing the ups and downs of life in recovery is choosing positive responses to the challenges that life throws at you.

A Positive Attitude in Recovery

Tips for Enjoying Life Sober & Staying Positive in Recovery Many recovering people report a feeling of happiness in early recovery that is like being on a ‘pink cloud.’ While

Long Term Withdrawals – PAWS

What is Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)? Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome refers to symptoms the recovering person will experience as their body heals itself and returns to a normal chemical balance.

Contributing to Society (and Strengthening Recovery)

The Importance of Giving Back in Recovery Recovering people are considered selfish, and many of us are the first to admit it. Perhaps we have earned a bad reputation during

Sober Living Home Information

Choosing a Sober Living Home We’ve discussed on this blog how participating in 12 months of treatment  gets a newly sober individual to a crucial milestone after which the likelihood of

Al-anon and Alateen is Where Families Heal

Al-anon and Alateen – Powerful Tools for Recovery The average family member of someone in an active addiction suffers unbelievable stress. The person typically worries endlessly about a family member and