Man and woman use jogging as a method for how to stay sober

How to Stay Sober

One of the biggest misconceptions about alcohol abuse is that getting sober is the toughest part of the process. It isn’t. Once rehab is complete, a lifelong journey of staying sober begins. A quality treatment program will not only provide assistance with getting sober, but it also teaches techniques on how to stay sober as…

What Can Sobriety Mean for You?

What Can Sobriety Mean for You?

Approaching recovery can be daunting, overwhelming and anxiety-inducing for many of us. We’re afraid to do the hard work necessary for recovery. We’re hesitant to leave behind the comforts of our familiar lifestyles. We’re afraid to push ourselves out of our comfort zones and to sacrifice the drugs of choice we’ve become so dependent upon.…

How to Have a Sober Valentine’s Day

How to Have a Sober Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a holiday where you celebrate love with the people that you love. You may have thought that you loved drugs and alcohol but it ended up being a poisonous relationship that left you sick. It is important that you find sober ways to enjoy yourself on Valentine’s Day that do not involve…

Why is it So Hard to Reintegrate?

Why is it So Hard to Reintegrate?

Upon leaving treatment, we’ll be entering a particularly challenging time that will test our strength and our resilience. We’ll be leaving the safety of a sober living environment where drugs and alcohol are prohibited, making it impossible to pick up our drug of choice and giving us the extra security of knowing that we can’t…

How to Have a Sober New Year’s Eve

How to Have a Sober New Year’s Eve

We may see in television shows and movies that crowds celebrate New Year’s Eve by popping champagne when the ball drops and drinking other alcoholic drinks before the year is over. But what if you were an alcoholic and are trying to quit? It is important to know that you do not need alcohol in…

Why Do We Fear Sobriety?

Why Do We Fear Sobriety?

We experience many fears related to our addiction and recovery, and while it may seem perplexing that we would fear sobriety, many of us do in fact have a fear of what lies on the other side of our recovery. Because sobriety is our goal, it might seem counterintuitive that we would be afraid of…

Reasons Alcoholics Want to Be Sober

Reasons Alcoholics Want to Be Sober

You may think that when you see someone who is a heavy drinker that they will never let go of their unhealthy habits. Everyone has the chance to change their habits and reach sobriety. The University of Birmingham did a study to find out the reasons why heavy drinkers decide to either cut back or…

Guide to Sober Living

Guide to Sober Living

Sobriety is a brave step for someone recovering from drug addiction. It is your way of saying that drugs and alcohol are no longer your go-to when you experience negative feelings and you want to be respected towards your social circle. Living the sober life requires taking care of your physical and mental health as…