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Life After Treatment: Continuing Care

Life After Treatment: Continuing Care

Our Recovery Program - Continuing Care After completing their residential treatment program, every client requires strong social supports to help them maintain long-term sobriety as they learn how to function in mainstream society. The purpose of Continuing Care is to...

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Can I Go To Parties If I’m Sober?

Can I Go To Parties If I’m Sober?

Are parties still fun if since I'm sober now? A big concern for a lot of people getting sober is wondering if you can have fun anymore. You absolutely can have fun in sobriety! First of all, if you really search yourself and look back over your time of using and...

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All About 12-Step Programs

All About 12-Step Programs

Let's Talk About 12 Step Programs So you've made the leap into a sober life whether that be through a hospital treatment program or maybe even some time Behind Bars, what do you do now? A lot of people in recovery from substance use disorder whether it be alcohol...

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Sponsorship in Recovery

Sponsorship in Recovery

What is a sponsor? A sponsor is simply a mentor or a guide who has been in recovery and worked through the 12 steps and no longer has to drink or use. What does a sponsor do? A sponsor is usually a member of a 12-step program who has been in recovery for usually at...

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Being Of Service In Recovery

Being Of Service In Recovery

Being Of Service In Recovery Recovery Meetings There are many ways to be of service and one of the most common is in the recovery meetings. Whether it be making coffee, greeting people at the door or taking a service position such as secretary or chair, they will all...

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Dealing With Guilt & Shame in Recovery

Dealing With Guilt & Shame in Recovery

Dealing with Guilt & Shame in Recovery People who battle with addiction or have family members who struggle have witnessed how much it hurts. It hurts the person who struggles, but it also hurts the people around them. It can break up families, ruin relationships,...

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Going On Vacation Sober

Going On Vacation Sober

Going On Vacation Sober Let your travel buddies know! Make sure you let the people you are traveling with how important your sobriety is and to prioritize the support they can provide. Boundaries are crucial as well as having proper expectations prior to taking off....

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Slip vs Relapse

Slip vs Relapse

Slip vs Relapse Slip A slip is a single episode of use. Think of a slip as information, a signal that something is not working. Think about what happened, and figure out what changes are needed. A slip is limited to a short period of time, the risk to your safety is...

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Being Around Non-Alcoholics

Being Around Non-Alcoholics

Being Around Non-Alcoholics In AA, often times its recommended that in order to minimize drink offers members disclose to their friends “at a proper time and place” why alcohol “disagrees” with them. AA also suggests reassuring people not to act differently around...

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