Practicing Recovery
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By: Casey Mckeown, Alumni Care Coordinator  While in sober living, our most authentic connections can happen at night as we review our day with our roommates and chat about our life experiences. In that present moment, we share vulnerable and honest conversations with one another. As a result, true authentic experiences are shared, and real...
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By: Casey Mckeown, Alumni Care Coordinator  The definition of humility is “a modest or low view of one’s importance.” In my own experience, this means I see the truth of what is going on and realize that I am a human with a “me” problem. Unfortunately, with Alcoholism centering in my mind, I can’t always...
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Woman refusing drink from man
Staying sober when your friends are drinking can be difficult when you’re in recovery from a substance use disorder, especially early on. One of the most challenging things is relearning how to socialize without using alcohol. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips for staying on track with your recovery goals when your...
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In order to repair relationships in recovery you may first need to deal with common aspect of the recovery process and confront your feelings of shame from the past. Guilt can be particularly overwhelming when they consider how their substance use disorder or other addiction has affected their relationship with loved ones.  It may seem...
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Woman journaling to reduce holiday stress
Despite the joys of the holiday season, some people find it difficult to enjoy it. Getting together with friends and family often leaves us nostalgic for what we don’t have or wish we had, and family dynamics can add tension and conflict to the mix. While the holiday season can be a difficult time for...
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Two women in recovery who have a healthy relationship.
After you have obtained sobriety, building healthy relationships may be one of the next goals you have on your recovery journey. Understanding healthy intimacy with others is essential, as well as knowing how you can reclaim connection, trust, and build healthy relationships during recovery. Why Are Healthy Relationships Important in Recovery? Developing interpersonal intimacy is...
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Two women outdoors enjoying coffee.
Coping skills are behavioral patterns that enable you to be less reactive to inevitable environmental stressors and more adept at navigating the ups and downs of day-to-day life. Unfortunately, addiction often robs us of healthy coping mechanisms, and one of the most important aspects of recovery is learning new, effective, and sustainable modes of coping. ...
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Woman going back to school while in sober living
You’re not alone if you are in sober living and trying to figure out your next steps. It can be tough to know what to do when you’re just starting to rebuild your life after achieving sobriety. The good news is that plenty of options are available to you. In this blog post, we will...
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Woman's hand holding a sparkler.
If you’re looking for sober activities for July 4th, you’ve come to the right place! In this blog post, we will discuss various fun and substance-free activities so that you can enjoy a fun, sober holiday on Independence Day. From watching fireworks to spending time with family and friends, there is something for everyone on...
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Woman outdoors in a sunny field of wildflowers getting vitamin D to combat summer depression.
Depression is a mood disorder that can cause intense feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and worthlessness. While it can occur at any time, depression is often more pronounced during the winter months. However, there is also a form of depression that occurs during the summer months known as summer depression. This blog post will discuss how...
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