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Patrick Henigan

Overcame opiate addiction Became a leader in the fitness industry. Patrick Henigan experimented with opiates as a teenager. After years of letting opiates be the driver in his life, he decided it was time to change. He was tired of the feelings of unfulfilled potential and broke free from addiction by taking his journey

By | April 17th, 2020|Categories: Sober Living, Sober skills|0 Comments

3 things you should be doing to reduce stress during a pandemic

Are you starting to feel cabin fever? Does seeing group gatherings during your TV marathons make you wish you could go out with your friends? Now that social distancing is the new normal, it may be more stressful and anxiety-provoking. It’s hard to spend endless hours at home. We put together 3 relaxing activities

By | April 6th, 2020|Categories: Sober Living, Sober skills|0 Comments

Are you entitled? What is learned helplessness?

The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly. -F. Scott Fitzgerald What is learned helplessness? According to Oxford it is a condition in which a person suffers from a sense of powerlessness, arising from a traumatic event or

By | March 28th, 2020|Categories: Drug abuse, Drug Addiction|0 Comments

Sobriety looks sexy on you!

There are many reasons to start your sobriety journey. Recovery is not just leaving alcohol and drugs. When you are sober, you start enjoying and living the life you deserve. The alcohol and drugs are no longer driving you. You will feel good and can begin practicing self-care. Here are our top 5 reasons

By | March 25th, 2020|Categories: Recover from addiction, Sober Living, Sober skills|0 Comments

My relationship with alcohol and drugs

Are you suffering from substance disorder (alcohol/prescribed, over-the-counter or non-medical addiction)? The tool below will present you questions on your experiences. Try to answer as honestly as you can on these experience in the last year. PGEgY2xhc3M9InR5cGVmb3JtLXNoYXJlIGJ1dHRvbiIgaHJlZj0iaHR0cHM6Ly9wYW5kYXBoYW1tZXIudHlwZWZvcm0uY29tL3RvL0VGTFNBZiIgc3R5bGU9ImRpc3BsYXk6aW5saW5lLWJsb2NrO3RleHQtZGVjb3JhdGlvbjpub25lO2JhY2tncm91bmQtY29sb3I6IzI2N0RERDtjb2xvcjp3aGl0ZTtjdXJzb3I6cG9pbnRlcjtmb250LWZhbWlseTpIZWx2ZXRpY2EsQXJpYWwsc2Fucy1zZXJpZjtmb250LXNpemU6MjBweDtsaW5lLWhlaWdodDo1MHB4O3RleHQtYWxpZ246Y2VudGVyO21hcmdpbjowO2hlaWdodDo1MHB4O3BhZGRpbmc6MHB4IDMzcHg7Ym9yZGVyLXJhZGl1czoyNXB4O21heC13aWR0aDoxMDAlO3doaXRlLXNwYWNlOm5vd3JhcDtvdmVyZmxvdzpoaWRkZW47dGV4dC1vdmVyZmxvdzplbGxpcHNpcztmb250LXdlaWdodDpib2xkOy13ZWJraXQtZm9udC1zbW9vdGhpbmc6YW50aWFsaWFzZWQ7LW1vei1vc3gtZm9udC1zbW9vdGhpbmc6Z3JheXNjYWxlOyIgdGFyZ2V0PSJfYmxhbmsiPkxhdW5jaCBtZSA8L2E+IA==

By | March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

What do familiar pain and fear have in common?

Everything you have ever wanted,  is sitting on the other side of fear. ⁃ George Addair Familiar pain and fear commonly prevent people from embarking on things that are the unknown them. Many times we are afraid we are asking for a whole lot more pain if we change. This fear and comfort in

By | March 20th, 2020|Categories: Recover from addiction, Sober Living, Sober skills|0 Comments

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) and suppressed immune systems

According to the CDC website, "Older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease seem to be at higher risk for more serious COVID-19 illness. Early data suggest older people are twice as likely to have serious COVID-19 illness." There have been many studies that have shown

By | March 13th, 2020|Categories: Drug Addiction, Sober Living, Sober skills|0 Comments

Boredom and your sober journey

Engage in some occupation, so that the devil may always find you busy. -Saint Jerome Sobriety does not equal boredom. You may remember as a young child pondering what to do with your free time as you’re surrounded by toys. Without any practice to discipline your mind, many times we just let our minds

By | March 11th, 2020|Categories: Recover from addiction, Sober skills|0 Comments

Maximizing Social Model Principles in Residential Recovery Settings

Peer support is integral to a variety of approaches to alcohol and drug problems. However, there is limited information about the best ways to facilitate it. The “social model” approach developed in California offers useful suggestions for facilitating peer support in residential recovery settings. Key principles include using 12-step or other mutual help group

By | October 9th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Happened?

What Happened? Technology is wonderful, but at what cost. Who can remember stick ball? Get a broom handle and a ball, usually the cost was about 15 cents (yes I said 15 cents) and draw bases in the street with chalk with a few of the guys and off we went hour after hour. Sometimes […]

By | August 20th, 2019|Categories: Recover from addiction|0 Comments

Practicing Gratitude in Sobriety

Unfortunately, things don’t always go the way we want them to. Each day we are faced with unexpected challenges and events that can easily bring us down. However, fostering a grateful heart can help you cherish and hold onto the blessings that you have in life while enhancing your spirituality. Cultivating gratitude in recovery is […]

By | August 8th, 2019|Categories: Recover from addiction|0 Comments

Another success story of drug and alcohol recovery

Another success story of drug and alcohol recovery Via Through The Archway with Peter Marinelli . I use to hate when I saw these types of posts probably because I was to embarrassed to do it myself because God I was a mess. I now know that most recovering addicts and alcoholics say that seeing […]

By | August 5th, 2019|Categories: Recover from addiction|0 Comments

Spiritual Growth, Morality, and Service

Spiritual evolution – or awakening – and the demolition of our fear-based ego is the common goal of all those who attempt the 12-Step approach to recovery from addiction. The general belief is that if we begin to make changes in these areas we will be able to let go of our old ideas, our […]

By | July 30th, 2019|Categories: Recover from addiction|0 Comments

Making Amends

When living a life enslaved to drugs and/or alcohol, it’s no secret that a person’s moral compass is completely challenged. Oftentimes, the individual will go against their own personal values and standards in order to achieve their next fix.   Addiction unapologetically destroys most of our relationships with other people. Intimate relationships are perhaps the […]

By | July 25th, 2019|Categories: Recover from addiction|0 Comments

Emotional Sobriety vs. Abstinence

Emotional Sobriety vs. Abstinence, When we are ready to put the drugs and alcohol down, many of us believe that sobriety is only about living without being hopelessly bound to substances. However, true sobriety is much more. Merely abstaining from drugs and alcohol is great – our minds clear up, we stop feeling the dreaded […]

By | July 16th, 2019|Categories: Recover from addiction|0 Comments