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5 Harsh Realities You Face in Your First Year Sober

There’s a lot of misconceptions and hearsay when it comes to addiction recovery. Knowing what lies ahead helps to quell your concerns and allow you to focus on the journey ahead, instead. Recovery is a journey, not a destination, so recognizing that the path will sometimes get bumpy is important....

What Nelsan Ellis’ Alcohol Withdrawal Death Should Teach You

On July 8th, 2017, the world lost a beautiful spirit and phenomenal actor when Nelsan Ellis passed away due to heart failure at only 39 years old. The actor is best remembered by his role as Lafayette Reynolds on the hit show “True Blood” which ran from 2008 to 2014....

Addiction and Borderline Personality Disorder

We’ve touched on the role of co-occurring mental health disorders in the development of an addiction, and the most common combinations of mental health and substance abuse disorders. Understanding how your mental health contributes to substance abuse is key to unraveling the deep-rooted causes of addiction and beginning your healing...

Artistic Expression May Help Your Sobriety

Artistic expression is not limited to cheesy romance novels and Lifetime movies. Artists use their works to document their life experiences whether it be a paint stroke, a poem, or a song. More times than not, you can listen to the words of your favorite song and exclaim that you...

5 Quotes for the Person Fighting to Remain Sober Today

Living a life of sobriety after experiencing addiction is no walk in the park. It’s a daily commitment to make the best decisions for you and your dedication to staying clean and sober. While recovery is the greatest gift you could ever give yourself, the path is filled with bumps...

Making the Most of Your First Sober Summer!

Committing to living beyond addiction is a life-long dedication that doesn’t pause just because the seasons change. The summer can be especially challenging for people who are new to the recovery journey, as it is often viewed as the season for partying and letting loose. For people living with substance...

5 Reasons to Spend This Summer Sober

Today is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year and the official beginning of summer 2017! For many, the sunshine and warmth signals the beginning of party season, excessive drinking and drug abuse. Living your summer through a haze or a series of blackouts may be how you’ve...

10 Celebrities Living the Sober Life

Inspiration to stay sober can come from anywhere. Your family, your friends, and the want to stay physically and emotionally healthy are all great sources, but what about your favorite celebrity?   Sober Celebrities We all have looked up to a celebrity, following their lives and works. At times we...

National Headache and Migraine Awareness Month: Safely Relieving Your Migraines

In the spirit of Migraine Awareness Month, it is important to understand how seemingly harmless medication can affect you. In the United States alone, 37 million people suffer from migraines. With sufferers experiencing symptoms such as dizziness, pain in the face or neck, sensitivity to light, and nausea, it is...

What Genetics Can Tell You About Addiction

You may have your mother’s smile and your father’s eyes, but do you also have their addiction? Looking back into your genetics could answer many questions you have about how your addiction started and why your particular substance of choice is your substance of choice. Tracing these issues does not have...

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