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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 time under your belt, it...

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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 recover from chemical dependency includes...

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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. Peterson’s book, The Assertiveness Workbook...

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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 temporary relief or boost in...

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