Category: Recovery Alumni Resources

10 Ways to Enjoy Your Life in Recovery in 2018 – Just the Way It Is

January 18, 2018

As the calendar turns and we move forward into a new year, people across the country are turning their attention to everything […]

The Challenges of the Firefighter Wife

February 6, 2015

The firefighter wife or partner faces significant challenges. Among the most highly visited blogs a few years back was one titled “18 […]

What to Expect at an AA or NA Meeting

July 14, 2014

Many of us experience tremendous anxiety when contemplating attending our first meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous. This feeling is common, […]

Creative Writing May Help in the Recovery Process

May 29, 2014

In some ways, the physical tolls of substance abuse can be easier to address than the emotional ones. Medical science has advanced […]

4 Inspirational Quotes to Start Your Week

May 27, 2014

There may be times during a period of sustained substance abuse that people feel as if they are all alone. Even if […]

Sober Summer: Top 10 Sober Summer Activities

May 21, 2014

Summer is here (well getting here) and I’m excited! Here is my top ten list for awesome sober summer activities!

1. Volunteer Give back this summer by volunteering at a local charity or organization. You can check out this great website VolunteerMatch.org. Just type in your city and interests and find volunteer opportunities that match your passions. This is something you can do by yourself or get your friends and family involved too!

Relapse Does Not Mean a Failed Recovery

May 19, 2014

One of the largest obstacles facing people with histories of substance abuse is the idea that relapse signals that they have failed […]

How to resist peer pressure from good friends

May 9, 2014

After a successfully completing an addiction treatment program, a strong support network of friends who understand the struggles that someone working through […]

New friends can help addiction recovery efforts

May 1, 2014

For someone who wants to give up drugs for a healthier, more fulfilling life, time spent in an inpatient substance abuse treatment […]

Relapse prevention requires introspection, planning and support

April 28, 2014

For those struggling with alcoholism or substance abuse, recovery most often begins at addiction treatment centers. At qualified facilities, a complete support […]

Relapse Prevention Tips: What are Triggers?

March 26, 2014

Medication, therapy and changing the way we think is not enough to maintain recovery. Despite our motivation and will, everyone is at […]

Relapse Prevention Tips: Stages of Relapse

March 25, 2014

Early recovery is an exciting and venerable time for many people. The moment someone decides to stop using or drinking they are […]

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