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2020 could bring higher addiction rates as students return to the virtual classroom

2020 has been one the most difficult years we have ever experienced. From the pandemic to rising addiction deaths and a nation divided, it feels like we can’t get a break! Unfortunately, we’re not out of it yet. Experts are saying with many students starting their school year virtually that new stressors may be the

By | September 2nd, 2020|Categories: Sober Living|0 Comments

Are you sober or in recovery?

Is there a difference? Yes and the difference is actually very important in terms of permanent sobriety and relapse. I am sober. Being sober is a major step in the journey towards recovery. It is actually the first stepping stone. Many start abstaining from alcohol without any help to address their underlying issues. This

By | August 17th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ace your ACEs

So what are ACEs? ACEs are adverse childhood experiences. Experts have found the vast majority of people struggling with addiction have had a childhood trauma. Even though these traumas happened years ago, they have long lasting effects that reach into the person’s long-term adult health. These traumas include direct physical, emotional and sexual abuse

By | July 6th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The addiction brain re-train

“Scientific advances in the field of addiction have forever debunked the notion that addiction reflects a character flaw under voluntary control, demonstrating instead that it is a bona fide disease of the brain.” Addiction as a Systems Failure by Ruben D. Baler, Ph.D. and Nora D. Volkow, M.D. We are living in unprecedented times. All

By | June 29th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hydration & recovery

Hydration, hydration, hydration! Our bodies are 60% water. Water is one of the most important substances on our plant. Water is key to the body’s detoxification process. We need to make sure our bodies are properly hydrated to maintain our bodily functions. This is especially important for anyone that is recovering from addiction. Hydration

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

Akshay Nanavati

Overcame addiction Became a leader in the self motivation industry. Akshay Nanavati is a Marine Corps Veteran, speaker, adventurer, and entrepreneur. After overcoming addiction, Akshay enlisted in the Marines. After his service he had wrote the book Fearvana. Fearvana gets the reader to change they way they traditionally perceive fear and stress. Interview I

By | May 25th, 2020|Categories: Sober Living, Sober skills|0 Comments

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. 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

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
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