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Category Archives: Addiction Recovery

CVS to Limit Opioid Prescriptions to 7 Days to Fight National Epidemic 13 Oct 2017

CVS to Limit Opioid Prescriptions to 7 Days to Fight National Epidemic

On September 21st, 2017 CVS announced that it would be expanding its company-wide initiatives on helping to combat the opioid epidemic that has ravaged the United States for the better part of the past 5 years. The company revealed that…

7 Ways to Calm Your Anger in Sobriety 6 Oct 2017

7 Ways to Calm Your Anger in Sobriety

“If we were to live, we had to be free of anger. The grouch and the brainstorm were not for us.”  – Alcoholics Anonymous pg. 66 There is sometimes a misconception that getting sober means that all of your issues…

Man’s Best Friend is Addict’s Best Friend too 19 Sep 2017

Man’s Best Friend is Addict’s Best Friend too

Throughout history, dogs have served many purposes for human beings, some good and some bad. Dogs have helped us to hunt, they have served as entertainment in horrific dog fighting rings, they have helped us to find missing people, helped…

Returning to the Work Force as an Addict 18 Sep 2017

Returning to the Work Force as an Addict

We addicts have to focus on staying clean and working a program of recovery more than anything else. But this doesn’t mean we can forego our duties and daily responsibilities; life didn’t stop while we were using and it sure…

Drug-Free Dorms; an Oxymoron or a Solution? 18 Sep 2017

Drug-Free Dorms; an Oxymoron or a Solution?

I’m employing the use of sarcasm as usual but seriously, drug-free dorms? Is this a thing? I must be way behind the ball on this one because I wasn’t actually aware that this exists. Since the early 1990s in colleges…

10 Simple Ways to Practice Self-Love in Sobriety 13 Sep 2017

10 Simple Ways to Practice Self-Love in Sobriety

It is universally agreed that practicing self-love is a good thing, yet many people find this a difficult task to actually muster up in their daily life. This statement doesn’t just apply to those individuals in recovery, but actually relates…

General Guidelines You Can Expect in a Halfway House 12 May 2017

General Guidelines You Can Expect in a Halfway House

After deciding to change our path and transition into sobriety, one thing is for sure, we are going to be uncomfortable at times. It’s like learning everything for the first time. The one thing we know best, (using) is gone…

Selfishness; The Common Behavior in Addiction and Sobriety 5 May 2017

Selfishness; The Common Behavior in Addiction and Sobriety

There seems to be a common misconception that when one stops drinking and using, that we will out of nowhere become these perfect people. I think as alcoholics and addicts, we have an inner need for perfection, thus, this thought…

What’s the Deal with a Higher Power? 5 May 2017

What’s the Deal with a Higher Power?

Hello, I’m an alcoholic and I had a huge problem with God and the so called higher power when I first got sober. Sound familiar? Cool, you’re like me. Doesn’t sound familiar? Even better, you go! You might know the…

Willingness in Sobriety: The Key to Long-Term Success 28 Apr 2017

Willingness in Sobriety: The Key to Long-Term Success

If there’s one thing that I know for certain, it is that when I finally became willing to turn myself over to the program, my entire life changed. When the people in the rooms say that all we need is…