Tag: sobriety

Staying Sober When Times are Tough

Staying Sober When Times are Tough

Achieving sobriety is a huge accomplishment. Succeeding in recovery is even more impressive. Doing those things when everything is normal in the world is truly something to be proud of. But what about when there are personal trials? What about …

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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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Building Assertiveness in Early Sobriety

Building Assertiveness in Early Sobriety

People in early recovery often need help developing assertiveness skills. Problems related to caustic relationships, codependency and fear of conflict and criticism must be addressed. Depression, self-loathing and toxic shame add to the complexities of becoming assertive. Dr. Randy J. …

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5 Ways To Get And Stay Sober in 2018

1. Get Motivated! Building internal motivation is critical for long-term sobriety. You have to want to be sober. One simple tool to help increase motivation is a Cost Benefit Analysis. Try making a list of the benefits and costs of using …

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Who can you tell?

When getting into recovery it can be a difficult choice as to who you are going to include in your sobriety. There may also be decisions to be made about what degrees of information you want to provide to different …

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Creativity in Sobriety

An initial challenge that many face in getting sober is the vacuum of time and energy which presents itself when no longer occupied by an addiction.  While in the thralls of using and abusing substances this can become the primary …

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Social Anxiety without the “Social Lubricant”

In our culture it is so easy to make alcohol – or any other substance – into a “social lubricant.” We can get used to thinking we need a drink just to be okay with being around people, especially if …

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Self Esteem And Sobriety

For just about everyone who struggles with an addiction, they will also be very likely to struggle with their self-esteem. Sometimes low self-esteem can be one of the motivators for using drugs in the first place as they give a …

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Food for the Soul

Sometimes we can look at addiction from the perspective of feeding something that is in us,  a need, a desire, a craving…  Learning to feed ourselves in a way that is nourishing and healthy can be a difficult task in …

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