social drinking vs alcoholism

The Difference Between Social Drinking vs Alcoholism

Culturally in the United States, alcohol is everywhere. It is a stable of small and large parties, wedding celebrations, tailgating events, and other sports viewing. Because it is legal and ubiquitous, it can be a challenge recognizing when you, someone you know, or someone you care about is abusing alcohol. Many people can recognize when…

Celebrating a Sober Halloween

Celebrating a Sober Halloween

Halloween usually invokes scary thoughts of demons, goblins, and haunted houses. However, a recovering alcoholic’s biggest fear might be a relapse. After all, October 31st is often celebrated under the influence at wild costume parties. Nonetheless, getting sober doesn’t have to cancel the Halloween fun. There’re plenty of ways to have a blast without booze,…

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So Many Benefits of Sobriety

When lost in addiction, most people forget how a healthy life feels. They spend their days and nights treading water while life goes on around them. Little do they know, getting treatment is the best thing that will ever happen to them. However, they still need to proceed with caution. Completing detox and rehab is…

preparations for a sober 4th of july

Have a Sober Fourth of July

Being in recovery from a substance use disorder (an addiction to drugs or alcohol) can make many events challenging to manage. However, it’s not impossible to enjoy social events while still managing one’s recovery. You can say for sure that holidays are equal parts fun and stress even in the best of times. If you…

doctor discusses how to stay sober

I Want to Know How to Stay Sober

Many people feel desperate in their drug addiction. They want recovery but can’t figure out how to stay sober. Many of these people even go back and forth into detox and rehab, only to relapse. So how do you achieve lasting recovery, and where can that dream become a reality? One of the most important…

woman participates in sober activities

Sober Activities Will Keep You That Way

If you are in the process of recovering from substance abuse, a big focus in life will be your sobriety. While getting sober is a considerable achievement, avoiding relapse can also be a big challenge. There are, however, sober activities that you can engage in to maintain your sobriety. Perhaps the best way to maintain…

woman considers if sober living homes work

Do Sober Living Homes Work?

Addiction is a chronic disease requiring professional support to heal and recover properly. Fortunately, no matter what substance use disorder a person is struggling wither, whether to drugs or alcohol, it can be treated. For many, the first stage is detox and an addiction treatment program that meets the individual’s needs. Once someone has completed…

woman enjoys her sobriety

Is There a Definition of Sobriety?

The goal of all addiction recovery is sobriety. Yet this can look different for each person as every individual in recovery has to determine their own path towards healing. So what is the definition of sobriety? Many people think sobriety means total abstinence from using drugs or alcohol. Others believe in control and moderation. Because…

woman enjoys her sober living

What It’s Like to Be Clean and Sober

Living with a drug or alcohol addiction can make you feel utterly hopeless, as though there’s no light at the end of the tunnel. You may even think that living this way is your fate, but that doesn’t have to be the case. You can live clean and sober, allowing you to be the person…

woman learns about the differences between inpatient and outpatient rehab

Inpatient vs. Outpatient Drug Rehab Comparison

Struggling with a substance use disorder is challenging. Many individuals don’t realize their condition is treatable. Addiction, like any disease, can be managed and overcome with the right support. However, individuals and those who care about them need to be aware of their options. Once patients decide that it’s time to seek treatment, the next…