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Sharing sobriety isn’t the only valuable predictor for the success of the relationship but it’s definitely a helpful...
08/14/2019
Hope for Recovering Singles Looking to Make a Connection Online

Sharing sobriety isn’t the only valuable predictor for the success of the relationship but it’s definitely a helpful thing to know before the first date.

Getting sober is a huge accomplishment—and it shouldn’t be a hindrance for anyone looking to make a connection in the future.

"Connecting with other people in recovery is a great way to grow your community and try new activities this summer."
08/09/2019
The Benefits of a Sober Summer

"Connecting with other people in recovery is a great way to grow your community and try new activities this summer."

This year, enjoy all the fun that summer has to offer, without worrying about a hangover.

Some questions to consider for anyone who might be reevaluating their drinking habits:
08/08/2019
Am I An Addict?

Some questions to consider for anyone who might be reevaluating their drinking habits:

Even if you answer yes to any of these questions, it is important to remember that you are not a bad person, and should not feel ashamed.

Going on a first date typically means having at least a few drinks to get comfortable and acclimated, which is obviously...
08/06/2019
An Easier Path for Gay Sober Dating

Going on a first date typically means having at least a few drinks to get comfortable and acclimated, which is obviously not an option for anyone who has fought to get sober.

Whether the goal is meeting someone for a lifelong connection or having some fun with a romantic fling, it can happen without putting your sobriety at risk.

"Rather than worrying about whether you’ll have to make up excuses for not drinking on a first date, anyone using thes...
07/18/2019
Finding Romance in Recovery with Sober Dating Sites

"Rather than worrying about whether you’ll have to make up excuses for not drinking on a first date, anyone using these services can focus instead on getting to know one another and making a connection."

Sober people deserve just as much of a shot at love as anyone else does—and with these sober dating sites, a real connection is closer than ever before.

A special place in Utah facilitates healing with epsom salt tanks, and much more.
07/16/2019
Science Focused Treatment at Ardú Recovery Center

A special place in Utah facilitates healing with epsom salt tanks, and much more.

Ardú Recovery Center features unique alternatives to the more traditional therapies found in most luxury rehabilitation centers.

Using a sober dating service could remove a lot of the anxiety that comes with dating in recovery.
07/12/2019
The First Date in Recovery

Using a sober dating service could remove a lot of the anxiety that comes with dating in recovery.

Fortunately for people in recovery, dating an alcoholic isn’t so bad when you’re a recovering alcoholic yourself.

Getting sober is hard, but dating sober doesn't have to be.
07/09/2019
The Easiest Way to Date in Sobriety

Getting sober is hard, but dating sober doesn't have to be.

While dating in sobriety may have caused all kinds of anxiety before, this new dating service takes all the stress out of the situation.

What happens when the desire for heroin circumvents the need for anything else?
07/05/2019
What Is Heroin Really Like?

What happens when the desire for heroin circumvents the need for anything else?

Heroin addiction can take over a person's life beyond recognition. While the loneliness of this existence can seem profound, there is help available.

Yes, you can enjoy outdoor concerts without being under the influence. Here are some tips for substance-free attendees.
06/25/2019
How to Attend Music Festivals, Sober

Yes, you can enjoy outdoor concerts without being under the influence. Here are some tips for substance-free attendees.

You’ll be surprised at how much fun you will have.

"Replacing bad habits with good habits helps to make for a more realistic and comprehensive recovery.”
06/19/2019
A Family Bonded by Recovery

"Replacing bad habits with good habits helps to make for a more realistic and comprehensive recovery.”

Close connections with peers and an individualized support plan can help people stay sober.

Using a sober dating service provides an elegant solution to a very specific problem, and lets you stop wasting your tim...
06/13/2019
Finally, A Way to Make Sober Dating Easier

Using a sober dating service provides an elegant solution to a very specific problem, and lets you stop wasting your time on incompatible matches.

Sobriety tends to make people’s lives more fulfilling, more peaceful and generally easier—needless to say, sober dating should be exactly the same way.

"By meeting them where they are in those hurting moments and saying, ‘no matter what you do to me, or how much you say...
06/05/2019
Helping Teens with Co-occurring Disorders

"By meeting them where they are in those hurting moments and saying, ‘no matter what you do to me, or how much you say you hate me, I’m not leaving your side’ we bring them hope."

Adolescents with mental illness and substance use disorder need support and healing.

What's the most effective way to readapt to "real life" when you're new to recovery?
06/04/2019
The Importance of Outpatient Aftercare

What's the most effective way to readapt to "real life" when you're new to recovery?

Sometimes the right aftercare program can determine whether you stay sober or relapse after going through residential treatment.

When you identify what you value, you are able to start putting your values first, and see personal growth in all areas ...
05/30/2019
Recovering Every Day

When you identify what you value, you are able to start putting your values first, and see personal growth in all areas of life.

Defining your values and integrating recovery into each day can help you stay the course of sobriety.

“Most leave completely transformed, a total opposite person from when they came in.”
05/24/2019
Curing Addiction by Healing the Soul

“Most leave completely transformed, a total opposite person from when they came in.”

The Holistic Sanctuary is designed for people who are tired of a slew of Western medications, or endless hours of talk therapy and group therapy.

“Journaling is a critical exercise in recovery because self-reflection through writing has such a profound effect on t...
05/22/2019
Journaling to Create a Joy-Filled Recovery with the Day by Daybook

“Journaling is a critical exercise in recovery because self-reflection through writing has such a profound effect on the healing process." Sober Moxie

The Day by Daybook was designed to be customizable, a trusted companion that can add a whole new dimension to how you approach your recovery.

“Love and an emotional relationship in the midst of the addiction will always go far to ensure the teen knows that the...
05/21/2019
For Teens in Recovery, Parents Are Crucial Resource

“Love and an emotional relationship in the midst of the addiction will always go far to ensure the teen knows that there is someone that cares for them and is fighting on their side.”

Helping your teens in recovery and doing your own recovery work can facilitate healthy families.

Although being in treatment at a young age can be scary for adolescents and their families, the teen-tailored treatment ...
05/14/2019
The Differences in Treating Teens with Substance Use Disorder

Although being in treatment at a young age can be scary for adolescents and their families, the teen-tailored treatment at Clearfork Academy can help the whole family heal.

From diagnosis to long-term recovery, teen addiction treatment is very different from treatment for adults struggling with substance abuse.

“Our hope is that when the teen goes home, they are affecting change everywhere, that they will be a catalyst that pro...
05/07/2019
HUSTLE and Fun: Recovery at Clearfork Academy

“Our hope is that when the teen goes home, they are affecting change everywhere, that they will be a catalyst that propels their future generations into their own calling.”

Clearfork Academy in Fort Worth, Texas believes that combining accountability and enjoyment can help youth in recovery succeed.

"There is something to be said for submitting yourself to the process of a program, demonstrating the willingness to acc...
05/02/2019
Infinite Recovery: A Holistic Approach to Drug Rehab in Austin

"There is something to be said for submitting yourself to the process of a program, demonstrating the willingness to accept whatever is offered, regardless of how emotionally and physically uncomfortable it might be."

Infinite Recovery's program could be impactful for younger adults and those who have made multiple attempts at various treatment facilities without success.

"I was resigned to hiding out in my motel room and scraping up enough to pay my rent and get booze, cigarettes and dope ...
05/01/2019
How I Got Sober: Floyd

"I was resigned to hiding out in my motel room and scraping up enough to pay my rent and get booze, cigarettes and dope for each day."

For any newcomer or any person new to recovery or getting sober, probably the best thing I would recommend is to surrender to the process.

"You just have to do the action regardless of how you feel, and things will start to change.”
04/24/2019
Understanding Relapse

"You just have to do the action regardless of how you feel, and things will start to change.”

Relapse is a common part of the recovery process. Knowing what to do when it happens can help you get on track with your recovery.

Treatment abroad may be more affordable than you think. Check out this post to learn more about the different rehabs Tha...
04/09/2019
Thailand Rehab Reviews: A Guide to Wellbeing in the Land of Smiles

Treatment abroad may be more affordable than you think. Check out this post to learn more about the different rehabs Thailand has to offer:

Considering seeking help with addiction recovery abroad? Here is a list of some of Thailand's top treatment facilities along with what they offer.

"Writing provides a safe, private way to get your thoughts out so you can clear your head without telling your secrets u...
04/08/2019
The Role of Writing in Addiction Recovery

"Writing provides a safe, private way to get your thoughts out so you can clear your head without telling your secrets until you are ready."

Writing offers you not only a deeper insight into a problem, but also a safe way to explore your mind.

While you might find support and tools in 12-step meetings, it’s important to recognize that you should still take the...
04/05/2019
Medications and AA

While you might find support and tools in 12-step meetings, it’s important to recognize that you should still take the advice of your physician or addiction specialist over anyone else.

Oceanside Malibu recognizes the benefits of 12-step but also has the resources to safely treat any potential co-occurring disorders with medication.

Recovery from addiction is possible but it may be a lifelong process.
04/04/2019
Factors Getting in the Way of Overcoming Your Addiction

Recovery from addiction is possible but it may be a lifelong process.

The truth is lots of people find themselves reluctant or incapable of recognizing the fact that their addictive behavior is ruining their lives.

Why focusing on the negative behaviors in the past doesn’t do anything to facilitate future healing:
04/03/2019
Clearfork Academy's Residential Program for Teenage Boys

Why focusing on the negative behaviors in the past doesn’t do anything to facilitate future healing:

Letting go of shame over past actions can help people in recovery move forward. That's why Clearfork Academy has developed the Shameless Recovery model.

With clinicians and supervisors less stressed about completing reams of paperwork, they are able to better focus on clie...
03/27/2019
Charting A Better Clinical Experience

With clinicians and supervisors less stressed about completing reams of paperwork, they are able to better focus on client outcomes and providing the very best care.

Electronic health records software can help clinicians focus on patients, not paperwork.

Here’s what everyone with a history of problem drinking should know about wet brain disease:
03/20/2019
What You Need To Know About Wet Brain Disease

Here’s what everyone with a history of problem drinking should know about wet brain disease:

Alcohol-related dementia can affect your life, even after you’ve stopped drinking.

While some may still argue that substance use is a choice, science is making it clear that addictive substances really d...
03/13/2019
How Addiction Hijacks Your Brain

While some may still argue that substance use is a choice, science is making it clear that addictive substances really do change the make-up of our brains.

What we know about addiction and the brain—and what is still a mystery.

"Synthetic drugs are still every bit as dangerous—if not more so—than drugs that are explicitly banned by the law."
03/12/2019
The Dangers of Synthetic Drugs

"Synthetic drugs are still every bit as dangerous—if not more so—than drugs that are explicitly banned by the law."

Although they might not technically be illegal, these drugs are very dangerous.

“The window of opportunity to get your loved one some help may be small, so be as prepared as possible for when they a...
03/05/2019
Recognizing the Symptoms of Drug Abuse

“The window of opportunity to get your loved one some help may be small, so be as prepared as possible for when they are ready."

Knowing what to look for can help save lives.

"Oceanside was created with the goal of being a facility that wasn’t just a pretty house in Malibu but a home that wou...
02/28/2019
Oceanside Malibu: A Unique Experience in The "Rehab Mecca"

"Oceanside was created with the goal of being a facility that wasn’t just a pretty house in Malibu but a home that would help clients through every stage of repairing the wreckage of their lives."

The opportunity to impact someone's life and allow them to see the potential in themselves is truly a blessing and why the staff at Oceanside work there.

“We want to ensure that when a client comes to our program, that there is no wrong door to treatment, and we are able ...
02/05/2019
Melinda Drake is the new Executive Director at MFI Recovery

“We want to ensure that when a client comes to our program, that there is no wrong door to treatment, and we are able to treat the whole person, not just the addiction or the mental health issue."

At MFI Recovery Center in Southern California, the staff focuses on treating addiction, mental health and physical ailments.

"Sometimes it’s necessary to remove yourself from your former environment completely, in order to change your point of...
01/30/2019
How Sober Living Can Make or Break Your Early Recovery

"Sometimes it’s necessary to remove yourself from your former environment completely, in order to change your point of view and sustain recovery."

With a foundation set at Always Hope's sober living in Malibu, individuals have a much better shot at surviving and thriving as a sober member of society.

“I love looking at problems from two different lenses: is this a faith issue or mental health issue? Sometimes the ans...
01/23/2019
Clearfork Academy: Bringing Faith and Science Together for Recovery

“I love looking at problems from two different lenses: is this a faith issue or mental health issue? Sometimes the answer is yes to both questions."

In residential treatment at Clearfork Academy in Fort Worth, Texas, Christ-centered clinical practices help young men heal.

Is James Bond an alcoholic? A new study (yes, an actual study) tries to answer that question, and Bond super fan Paul Fu...
01/21/2019
James Bond Is “Officially” An Alcoholic? No Kidding.

Is James Bond an alcoholic? A new study (yes, an actual study) tries to answer that question, and Bond super fan Paul Fuhr weighs in:

What’s more mind-blowing: that someone thought to plot out a fictional character’s alcoholism, or that someone was surprised Bond had an alcohol problem?

"Everything is more clear now than it’s been in years. From my decision-making process, to my outlook on my future, I ...
01/08/2019
The Life Changing Power of Brain Restoration

"Everything is more clear now than it’s been in years. From my decision-making process, to my outlook on my future, I feel like I finally have a purpose again. It gave me hope.”

In BrainSpark Health's NAD Therapy program, participants can get the medical supervision and brain restoration they need for a full recovery.

Some suggestions for anyone trying to get clean and sober through 12-step recovery in the new year:
01/02/2019
Two Common Mistakes in AA That Almost Always Lead to Relapse

Some suggestions for anyone trying to get clean and sober through 12-step recovery in the new year:

Clients at Lighthouse Treatment Center learn healthy coping skills and establish a clear head that’s ready to take the action required by AA.

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