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sober summer

Planning for a Sober Summer

Summertime is a season of revitalization and energy. During summer, the weather is warm, friends, family and students get time off,...

hopelessness in recovery

How to Spot and Overcome Hopelessness in Recovery

During addiction recovery, experiencing feelings of loneliness can happen at any point and interfere with your progress. Persistent loneliness can create...

alcoholism and veterans

Alcoholism: Its Influence and Relationship with Veterans

Alcoholism in veterans is a common and severe problem. Veterans show higher rates of alcoholism on a regular basis compared to...

breaking up with your sponsor

When to “Break Up” with a Sponsor

A big part of recovery is rebuilding and reestablishing the relationship you have with yourself and others. However, it can be...

dual diagnosis, mental health and addiction

The Relationship Between Mental Health and Addiction

When you have both a substance use disorder (SUD) and a mental health disorder, this is called a co-occurring disorder or...

decision fatigue

Decision Fatigue and Addiction Recovery

Making decisions in early recovery, however big or small, can drain your energy. When incorporating your recovery regimen to work into...

is marijuana addictive?

Is Marijuana Addictive?

There is a popular belief that marijuana is not an addictive drug. However, health professionals and scientists agree that marijuana is...

first responders and behavioral health

First Responders: Getting Help for Behavioral Health

There is no question that there are significant risks in behavioral health consequences for first responders. Approximately 30% of first responders...

accountability in recovery

Learning Accountability in Recovery

Accountability in recovery is a significant attribute for maintaining sobriety; it helps you make wise and responsible decisions. Success with sobriety...

urge surfing, mindfulness

Mindfulness Technique: A Look at Urge Surfing

Have you ever acted out of impulse because of an emotional experience? These are known as urges or cue-elicited cravings. These...