Patience in Addiction Recovery


It’s normal to want things to happen immediately – after all, smartphones have made us accustomed to instant gratification with just one click of a button. What’s more, when you’re

Three Phases of Relapse


As with any chronic disease, relapse is a reality. In fact, roughly 40 to 60 percent of people who complete addiction treatment will relapse, especially within the first crucial year.

Reasons to Curb Caffeine During Recovery


Whether your go-to beverage is coffee, diet coke or energy drinks, too much caffeine consumption can be harmful to your recovery. Believe it or not, caffeine is the world’s most

Simple Daily Habits to Ensure a “Happy New Year” 


When you’re in recovery, you make resolutions each day as you work to replace the self-destructive bad habits of active addiction with healthier, pro-sobriety ones. But which daily habits will

What You Need to Know About Quitting Alcohol Alone


Especially for people with an alcohol use disorder, quitting alcohol alone is never a smart choice. This is because stopping cold turkey can lead to serious withdrawal symptoms, including delirium

Helping Your Family Help You This Holiday Season


The holidays are filled with joy – but there can be stress, too. To safeguard your sobriety this season you’ll need the support of your friends and family more than

Helping Yourself After Relapse


Relapse is frustrating and humiliating and it can leave you wanting to just throw in the towel and give up on your recovery. Take heart: You can find comfort in

Maximizing Monday


Mondays have always got a bad rap. In fact, it’s such a tough day of the week that it now has its own hashtag #MondayMotivation to help people start the

Learning to Forgive Yourself in Recovery


Forgiving yourself is an important step in the recovery process. If you are truly going to find freedom in your sober future, you need to overcome any guilt from the

How Spirituality Impacts Your Mental Health


More and more studies are uncovering the positive contributions spirituality can make to your mental health. Just recently, researchers from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that kids