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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

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

Ego Bondage

Ego Bondage The ego will always object to the intrusion of the Spirit and will fight for it’s life. It (the ego) will do it’s best to convince one that living life by the spirit is futile and is  bound to go nowhere. It will seduce it’s host with ideas of what it deserves and […]

By | July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Recover from addiction|0 Comments

Why Recovery Retreats Work

Recovery Retreats vs. MAT: Why Recovery Retreats Work Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is all the hype right now, due to insurance companies pushing the use of medications like Suboxone and Vivitrol in the treatment for opioid use disorders. However, treating only the physical symptoms of addiction is often not enough to maintain long-term sobriety. Instead, sobriety […]

By | June 27th, 2019|Categories: Recover from addiction|0 Comments

Open mic night

Open mic night Our first “open mic night” we enjoyed the company of guests, clients, staff and some alumni perform music . We enjoyed listening to when someone performed & at some point we sang together. Look through the pictures  that captured our mood       It was a truly magic night with a […]

By | June 19th, 2019|Categories: Recover from addiction|0 Comments

We changes lives for women

You Are As Sober As You Are At Home I have been sober for over 29 years and one thing I have been known for is the quote: “You are as sober as you are at home”. This is something I try to live by. How am I treating the ones I live with, practicing […]

By | June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Recover from addiction|0 Comments