Monthly Archives: November 2015

18 11, 2015

Working through Shame in Recovery: How to Heal

November 18th, 2015|0 Comments

  "Shame corrodes the very part of us that believes we are capable of change." ~Brene Brown, I Thought It Was Just Me: Women Reclaiming Power and Courage in a Culture of Shame Drug addiction and alcoholism each carry a stigma. Even individuals who are practicing sobriety and in active, successful recovery feel the weight

18 11, 2015

A Survival Guide: Handling the Holidays during Recovery

November 18th, 2015|0 Comments

During the holiday season, it is a time for camaraderie and celebration – socializing, office parties, reconnecting, and overeating at dinner. But for many people, "celebrating" also means imbibing copious amounts of their favorite alcoholic holiday beverage. For sober people in recovery, successfully navigating all of these social events can feel a bit akin to

18 11, 2015

8 Positive Things People in Recovery Do Every Day

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Eight Positive Things People in Recovery Do Every Day "You can't make yourself feel positive, but you can choose how to act, and if you choose right, it builds your confidence." ~Julien Smith, The Flinch One of the first things people in recovery from alcoholism or substance abuse is that addiction is a disease –

18 11, 2015

5 Ways AA Helped Me

November 18th, 2015|0 Comments

"Our findings are shedding light on how AA helps people recover from addiction over time. The results suggest that social context factors are key; the people who associate with individuals attempting to begin recovery can be crucial to their likelihood of success. AA appears adept at facilitating and supporting those social changes." ~John F. Kelly,

5 11, 2015

Protect Your Recovery for The Holidays – A Message From Our Founder

November 5th, 2015|0 Comments

Let me start by wishing everyone a happy holiday season.  The holidays are a time of year where alcohol and sometimes drugs, are incorporated into events.  Many of our clientele report feeling “left out” of the festivities when attending non-recovery related social commitments.  I encourage all recovering people to have a holiday “safety plan” in-place

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