Category: sobriety

What Is Emotional Sobriety?

What Is Emotional Sobriety?

Substance use has a way of making us realize that we need treatment, that sobriety becomes necessary. There are behaviors and consequences that become apparent to others, if not ourselves directly. However, have we considered that we may also need …

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The Science Behind Addiction

The Science Behind Addiction

Stigma has long propagated far too many myths about addiction. Those who use substances are not weak. They do not have some kind of moral failing. It is not their fault if they become addicted to substances. They are not …

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Can I Become Independent in My Sobriety

Can I Become Independent in My Sobriety?

Substance use can be all-consuming. Before we realize it, our entire lives revolve around obtaining our substance of choice, and the next chance we will have to use it. Beginning our recovery journey can feel amazing, just to be free …

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Taking Control Back from Substances

Taking Control Back from Substances

The loss of control is something that is rarely associated with positive outcomes. For example, losing control of our car typically results in an accident. Losing control of our temper means that someone or something may get hurt. Losing control …

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What is Emotional Sobriety?

Sobriety is typically viewed from a physical point of view, as a complete abstinence from substances. This can be very difficult to achieve, as abstinence alone does not stop the overwhelming desires and cravings that we might still have for …

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Rising Above Shame

Society is quick to place labels on people. We are judged by people for both things that we do and do not have control over, judgment is never politically correct. Along with judgment comes shame, regret, and remorse, particularly when …

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A Very Sober Holiday

The weather outside is frightful, but at the back of your mind, you are far more concerned about how you will survive the holidays without a drink. Whether it is your first holiday season sober, or even if you have …

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Preventing Relapse

When people make the choice to become sober, there is often a fear that they will not be able to stay sober. Recovery is not easy, though, and it includes more than just abstaining from substances. Making the commitment to …

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What is Dual Diagnosis?

Dual Diagnosis – A Simple Definition According to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), dual diagnosis “is a term for when someone experiences a mental illness and a substance use disorder simultaneously.” Dual diagnosis is also commonly referred …

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Exercise and Sobriety

Sobriety and Physical Fitness

Physical Fitness Should Be an Integral Part of Sobriety It is no secret that addiction leads to the deterioration of the physical body. Alcohol and drugs like heroin, crystal meth, cocaine, benzos, and prescription opioids are poison to the human …

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