Sober Trends in 2023: What Everyone in Recovery Should Know in the New Year
The state of mental health and substance abuse recovery is constantly evolving. Not that long ago, there was a heavy stigma surrounding anyone who struggled in these areas. Today, many communities and families are more understanding and are putting in the work to help reduce…
What Is the Johnson Intervention and Should I Use It for My Loved One?
An intervention is when you confront a loved one about how their substance use has affected you and everyone they love. Many families choose to have an intervention when a loved one’s substance use has become destructive or addictive. The goal of an intervention is…
What Does It Look Like to Be Off Meth After One Year?
November is National Meth Awareness Day, an opportunity to educate the public about the lasting effects of methamphetamine abuse. The goal of this initiative is to increase awareness and eradicate its use. Other than cocaine, meth is the leading cause of overdose deaths involving substances…
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…
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…
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…
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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