This is How Dry January Can Kickstart Your Sobriety Journey
Over the past few years, there’s been lots of talk about the potential benefits of a Dry January. Whether you want to improve your sleep, regulate your blood sugar, or need to save back up some of the money you spent on gifts, giving Dry…
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…
5 Holistic Ways to Manage Anxiety and Depression While in Recovery
Depression and anxiety are commonly comorbid with substance use disorders. Also, symptoms can linger as a result of post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS). Finding holistic ways to manage anxiety and depression during recovery can make your transition to a sober lifestyle easier. Consider these self-care strategies…
What is a Therapeutic Community for Addiction Recovery?
When you have a problem, you don’t want to fix part of it; you want to repair all of it. If your house bursts into flames, you wouldn’t merely douse the living room with water and hope the rest of the fire throughout the whole…
5 Recovery Sayings: Are You Talking the Talk or Walking the Walk?
Words are the building blocks of a meaningful life, but if those words are empty, your world can come crumbling down. Many in the recovery community rely on mantras to guide them from substance abuse to sobriety, which prompts the pressing question: what do these…
The Importance of Struggling Your First Year Sober
Everything worthwhile requires effort. You can’t build a home, a career, or a meaningful relationship without putting in some hard work. Sobriety is in the same category. Diligence can help ensure that your road to recovery doesn’t get derailed. You may struggle in your first…
The 7 Most Common Cognitive Distortions That Lead to Relapse
Progress is not always linear. To get from Point A to Point Sobriety, you may travel a twisted route. Relapses affect many individuals in the recovery community, but rather than judge them or fear the worst, it is more beneficial to assess the underlying causes….
Why You Should Take Keep it Simple Your First Year Sober
Addiction recovery is a huge achievement, and it can give you a whole new lease on life. Staying sober means working on your recovery, especially during the first year. There are things you can do to build scaffolding around your new life. By providing extra…
The Importance of Community When Sober in College
The decision to further or continue your higher education is a commendable decision! Even more impressive is the fact that you will be doing it while sober. Certainly, the most rewarding and prolific paths people take in life are inevitably those with the rockiest surfaces…
The Biopsychosocial Model of Addiction
Recovery from addicction is a difficult path, but millions of people have recovered. Different tools provided by programs like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous have helped many people. Therapy also helps with people assisting people to get to the root causes of their addiction and…
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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