Cookouts in Sobriety

Cookouts in Sobriety

When you first get sober you may feel leery about going to the neighborhood or family cookout. These events usually have coolers chock full of beer, and plenty of ice for gin and tonics. You need to trust your gut

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Your Body Is Your Temple

Your Body Is Your Temple

This statement might sound too new agey for your temperament, but consider the implications. Your body comprises your life’s holdings. Keeping the bricks and mortar of your body in the best physical condition you can, will aid your recovery from

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Striving for Perfection

Striving for Perfection

There are many people in recovery who are so-called perfectionists. You might be one of them. You strive to have everything in your life in order. You set a very high standard for everything you do from cleaning the house

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Starting Each Day Fresh and Anew

Starting Each Day Fresh and Anew

Depending upon where you live, the weather may be warming up, buds forming on the trees and plants beginning to sprout. Think back to the days, months and years when an addiction held your attitude in the trash. You may

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Learning to Say No in Sobriety

Learning to Say No in Sobriety

For your recovery you made a commitment to yourself to say no to substance abuse. This was your first course of action. In order to stay sober one must also learn to say no to other situations that may impede

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Going on Your First Sober Vacation

Going on Your First Sober Vacation

You’ve been counting the days until your long awaited vacation. You even made plans to go away with your girlfriend, boyfriend, husband, wife or spouse. Now all you have to do is take care of a few housekeeping details, pack

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Getting Back to Basics After a Relapse

Getting Back to Basics After a Relapse

When you have a relapse, it’s important to immediately ask for help. The really good news is that you caught yourself and recognized you had a relapse. The reason you want to ask for help right away, is to prevent

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