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Tips for Having a Sober Summer Vacation

Everyone looks forward to summer. After all, it’s vacation time. Whether hitting the road or staying close to home, we all need to unwind and spend some quality time with those whose company we enjoy. However, for those with alcohol dependency issues, staying sober may become harder if people around you are imbibing and having…

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Addiction Support Groups for Women

Support groups for women in rehab can be very beneficial in relapse prevention. All too often, women struggling with substance abuse feel alone. They may have delayed getting treatment for a number of reasons that other women can easily relate to. Having this support during this critical time can be the motivation you need to…

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Benefits of Rehabilitation for Women

Women are often responsible for caring for the emotional, mental, and physical needs of others. That said, women affected by substance abuse and dependency may ignore their own needs as they focus on the care of others. However, such behavior can prevent necessary healing from taking place. Women should never overlook the benefits of rehabilitation…

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4 Common Holiday Triggers

For many people, holidays are joyous occasions that bring family and friends together. However, for those in recovery, the holidays can be filled with endless addiction triggers that lead to relapse. This is especially true if holidays were traditionally times when drug use or drinking were at their heaviest. If you are recovering from an…

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How Do World Events Impact Addiction

There is no shortage of world events that can potentially lead to trauma. Wars, natural disasters, political upheavals, crashing economies, poverty, and pandemics can trigger various mental health issues that range from anxiety and depression to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). How do these catastrophic events impact addiction? More importantly, how do those affected by world…

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How to Enjoy Sober Holidays

If you are new to recovery, the holidays can be an incredibly difficult time. Emotional triggers are everywhere: family conflict, financial stress, social events, painful memories of holidays past, and, of course, your weekly routine going wildly off-course. Thinking about the holidays can create stress, anxiety, and isolation. However, you can build resistance to these…

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4 Ways to Have a Sober Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a merry holiday meant for everyone to enjoy. It’s a time of the year when drinks and buffets are waiting on the table. Generally, it is a holiday most people can’t wait to celebrate. However, some people might be apprehensive about celebrating Thanksgiving for fear of relapsing. This Thanksgiving, there are sober ways…

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How to Have a Sober Halloween

Halloween celebrations usually tend to end in parties. Whether it’s a get together with your family or friends, or an office party, alcohol will likely be part of the event. If you’re trying to stay sober on Halloween, don’t worry. You can remain alcohol-free during this time of the year. To help you have a…