Maintaining Your Sober Community Immediately After Leaving Your Sober Facility
Leaving a sober facility can be both exciting and daunting. Healing enough to be able to set out on your own is a major accomplishment and a giant stride in your recovery process. Maintaining a sober lifestyle outside of the support and understanding of your…
6 Things You Learn After Becoming Sober
The journey to sobriety can be long and hard. However, when you reach that goal, you may realize how different and more fulfilling your sober life is. There is no denying that overcoming addiction offers some important life lessons. If you are just starting out…
The Difference Between Enabling and Supporting Your Child Struggling With Addiction
Realizing your child is struggling with addiction can be an extremely painful experience for any parent. You desperately want your child to stop using drugs or drinking alcohol. However, if you are like most parents, you also love them unconditionally and don’t want to see…
I Know There’s a Mental Health Problem. Now What?
Roughly one in every eight people has a mental health issue of some kind, and numbers are rising. From additional pressures in everyday life to navigating a global pandemic, mental health issues have increased substantially in recent years. When it comes to treating a mental…
When Should I Hold a Drug Intervention for My Child?
Someone experiencing substance abuse often doesn’t realize they have an addiction or how impactful the effects are on themselves and their friends and family. In fact, of the nearly 21 million Americans who have at least one addiction, only 10% receive treatment. An intervention provides…
Sober Housing Red Flags: What to Avoid When Choosing a Sober House
A therapeutic community-based facility can play a major role in your long-term recovery success. Research shows that people who live in a recovery community for longer than six months are significantly less likely to relapse. By living with others in a similar situation, you can…
The Role of Spirituality and Service in Mental Health Recovery
A growing number of Americans are turning to spirituality as a way to find a sense of meaning and purpose in life. For many people, spirituality and service is a vital component of their overall wellbeing. So what does this mean for people in recovery?…
Can Peer Mental Health Programs Bridge Access Gaps for Youth?
Youth mental health is one of the most significant challenges we face today. Around the world, one in seven young people aged 10-19 live with a mental disorder such as anxiety or depression, and suicide is the fourth leading cause of death for youth aged…
How Can I Support My Loved One as They Transition Into Sober Living?
As a family member or friend of a person transitioning into sober living, you might feel a range of emotions. You might be confused, frustrated, or angry. If you feel overwhelmed and unsure of how to support this person, you aren’t alone. If they are…
The Differences Between Mentoring and Therapy
According to the latest statistics from SAMHSA, as of 2020, 58.7% of people ages 12 and up had reported using tobacco, alcohol, or an illicit drug within the last 30 days. While some of these individuals were casual use cases, many included those suffering from…
Author – Chris Howard
Chris Howard is the Founder and Director of Ethos Recovery. He has a B.A. in Psychology from UCLA and has served as a community advocate/mentor for men and women in recovery since 2010.
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