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Category: Harbor Village Alumni

So You Want to be a Recovery Sponsor? 5 Things You Need to Know!

So You Want to be a Recovery Sponsor? 5 Things You Need to Know!

It’s noble to want, in your own pursuit of, to turn back and offer your hand in support to others on the same path. Many people who have committed to a life free from illicit substances wish to spread that enlightening and powerful experience with others. Becoming a recovery sponsor...

Financial Independence: How to Manage a Budget

Financial Independence: How to Manage a Budget

Part of your recovery from substance abuse is learning how to manage the daily trials and tribulations of sober, drug-free life. From healthy eating and exercise habits, self-care tips, and accountability, building a foundation for a life above the influence of addiction is line between being in recovery and simply...

5 Tips for Making Court Appearances

5 Tips for Making Court Appearances

Unfortunately active addiction can often lead to legal trouble, leading to interactions with law enforcement and court appearances. Knowing how to properly conduct yourself during these times is important: it can make all the difference in your case. If you have an ongoing case which will require upcoming court appearances,...

Accountability in Addiction Recovery

Accountability in Addiction Recovery

There’s no more important component to success in long-term recovery than personal accountability. Blame shifting and finger pointing only inhibits growth and stalls your journey, increasing your risk of relapse. Too often we stand in our own way, falsely believing we are powerless to change our situations or improve our...

5 Facebook Recovery Support Groups to Join Today!

5 Facebook Recovery Support Groups to Join Today!

Having support through your recovery journey is important. Unfortunately not everyone has a strong family or friend network to fall back on to provide that support. Thankfully there are some places within the recovery community where you can always find acceptance, love, and encouragement- even if you can’t physically reach...

I’m in Recovery, But My Partner Isn’t- Should I Leave?

I’m in Recovery, But My Partner Isn’t- Should I Leave?

Being on the other side of addiction and in recovery is a powerful and inspiring experience. When your eyes are truly opened to how dedication and commitment can change your life, wanting others to experience it as well is only natural. But what happens when they refuse? People are often...

3 Early Signs of Relapse to Look Out For

3 Early Signs of Relapse to Look Out For

“It would almost be easier if relapse really happened that way. You know, suddenly and we just didn’t have any control over it. But that’s just not true. Sometimes the triggers come hard and fast, but at the end of the day, we still have the option: do or don’t.”...

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Sober Life This Weekend!

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Sober Life This Weekend!

The end of another week is here! Hopefully it was a good, productive week both in your recovery and in other facets of your life. If it wasn’t, and you found yourself struggling to stay committed to sobriety this week that’s okay, too- we all have difficult days. Just because...

5 Reasons to Focus on Gratitude

5 Reasons to Focus on Gratitude

If you were asked ‘what are you grateful for today?’ what would your answer be? Something generic that you didn’t put any thought into, most likely. While, yes, waking up each morning is always something to be grateful for- as are your family members and friends. But putting real thought...

Want to Share Your Recovery Story? Here’s How!

Want to Share Your Recovery Story? Here’s How!

Sharing your recovery story can be an incredibly enlightening and empowering experience. Recounting the path so far helps keep things in perspective and show you how far you’ve come. Being willing to share your recovery story also benefits others on this life long journey: we learn valuable lessons from the...