Five Tips for Coping With Anxiety

Five Tips for Coping With Anxiety

In early recovery, you might feel anxiety. Whether it’s a little or a lot, it’s something you’re going to need to learn to cope with in the future. Anxiety is normal for people in recovery for a couple of reasons. For one thing, your body is adjusting to a “new you”...
Five Ways to Start Focusing More on Your Recovery

Five Ways to Start Focusing More on Your Recovery

In recovery, people you’re told you are only responsible for their actions and reactions. Sometimes this is easier said than done. If you have a lot of family conflicts, responsibilities, and other issues that involve others, you may spend some of your time...
What’s the Difference Between a Slip and Relapse?

What’s the Difference Between a Slip and Relapse?

Recovery can have a lot of ups and downs. For most people, being in recovery means that they’re actively working a program, have a sponsor, and go to support groups regularly. It’s easy to believe that if you’re doing these things, you’ll never take a drink or use a...
Staying Sober and Serene During the Holidays

Staying Sober and Serene During the Holidays

The idea of staying sober, much less serene during the holidays, may be foreign to you if you’re a person new to recovery. Many people in America have trouble with the holiday season. Some people feel left out because they have roots that have nothing to do with the...
Celebrate Your Recovery Victories, Even the Small Ones

Celebrate Your Recovery Victories, Even the Small Ones

During active addiction, there wasn’t a lot to celebrate. Recovery can also have its ups and downs. Nobody recovers from addiction miraculously overnight, and life without the use of drugs or alcohol will take some getting used to. Your body is still getting adjusting...