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.…

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…

Holiday Gift Guide for the Person in Recovery

The holiday season is here and it’s the time of year we gather with our families and celebrate. It’s also typically a time that gifts are exchanged. Coming up with gift ideas can be stressful, especially when you’re trying to find a present for a loved one in recovery. Giving a gift that shows you…

Thankful for Sobriety

The holidays are here and you’re clean and sober! Thanksgiving is the perfect day to give thanks for the blessings in our lives. And your sobriety should be the one you’re most grateful for!   4 REASONS TO BE THANKFUL FOR SOBRIETY Your Life Addiction is the thief of life. Every single time you used…

International Men’s Day

  International Men’s Day – Celebrating Health and Sobriety International Men’s Day (IMD)  is celebrated every year on November 19th. The primary focus of the day is physical and mental health for men around the world. It also aims to improve gender relations between men and women, support gender equality, and highlight the positive male…

Returning to work after Rehab

Deadlines and Demons – Returning to Work After Rehab

Your rock bottom does not have to come after you have lost everything. You don’t have to be homeless and without a job before you realize you need help. Maybe your relationships are falling apart and your job performance begins to deteriorate. Work stress and deadline pressures have you running to happy hour. Or you…

World Kindness Day

  #WorldKindessDay was launched in 1998 by the The World Kindness Movement with the goal of creating a kinder world. It is observed on November 13th worldwide and I really hope everybody marks it on their calendar. It’s a day to focus on the positive power and common thread of kindness that binds us and…

The love of my child wasn’t enough to get me clean.

I am ashamed of many things in my past and there are so many things that I regret. But nothing comes close to the pain I feel when I think about losing my son. Actually, it would be more accurate to say I left him. It would be even more honest to say I let…

HAVE A SPOOKY AND SOBER HALLOWEEN!

Halloween is the start of the holiday season and is often associated with getting wasted while dressed up in creepy and creative costumes. Halloween can be tough to navigate for those that are sober, because so many adult activities include alcohol. But you don’t have to mix your boos with booze. Thankfully, you can have…

STAYING SOBER DURING FOOTBALL SEASON

Table of Contents As I sit on the edge of the couch, my posture is anything but relaxed. The heels of my feet are elevated off of the floor, and I am hunched forward with one of my hands covering my mouth. My fingernails have been gnawed off both of my hands as I anxiously…