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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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Being Of Service In A.A.

Being Of Service In A.A.

Being of Service in AA Doing service is voluntary but it is embedded in AA culture and is considered helpful both to the recovery of the individual member and to AA as a whole. Service positions include being involved in the running of a meeting, being a greeter,...

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Jobs In Sobriety

Jobs In Sobriety

Jobs that are high stress, physically demanding, have a high rate of depression and provide easy access to alcohol tend to lead to higher rates of alcohol abuse.       Construction Workers Construction had the second highest rate of heavy alcohol use in...

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What To Do After Recovery

What To Do After Recovery

What to do after completing a treatment program? It’s ok to feel nervous about life after getting through a treatment program or rehab. You’ve done all this hard work and achieved sobriety. But what happens next?   Coming Back Home Returning home after an...

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Coming Back to Recovery

Coming Back to Recovery

Coming Back to Recovery Coming back to recovery after a relapse can be difficult. Often times people feel so ashamed and are so full of disappointment and fear that they don’t ever make it back. You may be treated differently by those in your life. Some have stated...

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