Reading Guide for ‘More About Alcoholism’

The second chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous (commonly known as the Big Book) is titled “There Is a Solution” yet talks a lot about the nature of alcoholism itself. Even so, AA founder Bill Wilson could not have covered everything there is to say about the alcoholic’s condition within a single chapter. This is perhaps why…

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Sober Valentines Day

Valentines Day

Many single people spend the weeks leading up to February the 14th trying to find a way to avoid being alone, single, or sober on Valentines Day. While society often markets this holiday as one about dating, sex, and a lot of boozy beverages, it’s perfectly okay to be single and alcohol-free on this day.…

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Super Bowl

Hosting A Sober Super Bowl Party

  Super Bowl season is only a few days away!  Most people spend the big game watching their favorite teams, laughing at the commercials, eating as much food as possible, and downing copious amounts of alcohol. This year, you’ll see that you can still enjoy game day while going alcohol-free.   Are You Ready For…

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Addiction

Addiction – The Disease That Wants to Celebrate

  The disease of addiction is a disease of the mind and spirit. It is the only disease that tells you that you don’t have a disease. It’s the one disease that will kill you with your own hand while blaming the world for your decisions. It’s the only disease that tells you to poison…

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Drug Addiction Defined

HOW WOULD AN ADDICT DEFINE ADDICTION?

What is drug addiction? Addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing disorder characterized by compulsive drug seeking, continued use despite harmful consequences, and long-lasting changes in the brain. It is considered both a complex brain disorder and a mental illness. Addiction is the most severe form of a full spectrum of substance use disorders, and…

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Opiate Crisis

Where will the opiate crisis be a year from now?

With statistics of prescription opioid abuse on the decline, it may seem that the opioid crisis has finally reached a turning point. However, this is only a small portion of the the opiate crisis. When it comes to opioid dependency based on other measures, the crisis is still imminent. Heroin addiction is on the rise,…

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Recovery quotes

Our Favorite Recovery Quotes of 2018

A quick scroll through Facebook or Instagram will confirm something everyone already knows: People love inspirational quotes. We save them to our phones, print them on t-shirts, and we even tattoo them on our bodies. And nobody loves them more than an addict in recovery. Within a small square of text we find hope and a…

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Gift Recovery

5 Reasons Your Recovery is the Best Gift You Can Give Your Family

As the holidays get closer, you’re probably wondering how to show your love to the people that care about you the most. While you may be thinking of what presents to buy for your family this year, the best thing to give them is your recovery.   The Gift of Sobriety   Whether you’ve thought…

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job protection addiction

Addiction and Job Protection

Are you thinking about going to an addiction treatment center but afraid that you’ll lose your job if you do? This is a common fear many people face when deciding whether or not to pursue treatment. With many rehabilitation programs lasting 30 days or longer, most employees assume they simply can’t afford to get treatment.…

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Recovery Motivation

Inspirational Tips for Staying Motivated in Recovery

We know that motivation plays a crucial role in recovery, but how does it work? Researchers studied a group of people who learned to stay sober on their own with no help from support groups, counselors, or anyone else. They found out that change came when the individuals realized they had more to lose than…

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