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How to Get Motivated in Sobriety

The process of recovery is an enigma unto itself. It can be very fickle. The individual in recovery may have a solid plan to go forward and stay sober, and yet will find that sometimes they are stuck. There is no way forward. This could be because they are caught in the daily grind, or […]

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Can I Have a Sober Summer and Still Have Fun?

Summer can be associated with drinking and letting loose. In reality, summer has nothing to do with drinking, any more than the holiday season does. It is possible to have fun in summer without getting drunk. However, it often seems like everywhere one goes in summer such as beaches, barbecues, picnics and parties, alcohol is […]

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How Can I Help My Teen Stay Sober?

How Can I Help My Teen Stay Sober?

By the time a teen graduates from treatment, they’ve acquired a whole new set of habits–good habits, like keeping busy, eating and sleeping properly, and saying No even when they want to do something risky. Still, all teens fresh out of rehab are prone to relapse, no matter how much they shined in rehab. Up […]

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Straight Edge and the Punk Revolution

Straight Edge and the Punk Revolution

The Straight Edge movement (which is frequently identified with an “sXe” logo) arose from a corner of the punk rock music revolution in the 1980’s. Punk rockers adopted a countercultural attitude in their music and lifestyles that seemed to reject tradition and society. The sXer’s, as they called themselves, took that a step further by […]

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The Promise of Sobriety

The Promise of Sobriety

A substance abuser will fool himself into thinking that drugs or alcohol hold a better promise of making him feel good and of burying life’s stresses and struggles than any sense of sobriety can provide. Even in recovery, an alcoholic or drug addict can fail to see any benefits that sobriety might provide, notwithstanding any […]

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Avoiding Relapse

Everyone knows that rehab is a long, hard road, but maintaining sobriety in the long-term can be just as difficult of a process—especially since it’s entirely up to the recovering person to manage. For adolescents, it’s even harder. Any parent who wants the best odds of success for their child should make sure that he […]

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Sobriety and Depression

Sobriety and Depression

Once you embrace sobriety, everything seems a lot better. Finally you can wake up without a hangover. You can maintain normal relationships–relationships which benefit both yourself and the other person. Sobriety is being in touch with reality, and basing your decisions off real consequences and real benefits. Sobriety for an alcoholic is self-honesty. It’s shutting […]

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Sobriety Doesn't Have To Be a Chore

Sobriety Doesn’t Have To Be a Chore

Obviously, many people fail at staying sober. It’s difficult. That doesn’t make it a chore, though. Chores are tasks which award no pleasure. Think about it: A lot of things in life are difficult—including some of the things we enjoy the most! You simply must embrace the difficulties as positives, not punishments.   The Myths […]

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Five Reminders to Keep You Sober

5 Reminders to Keep You Sober

First, remind yourself that relapse happens, but it doesn’t have to. Relapse is a process, just like recovery. It is often said that the drink happens long before the drink. If you notice your program of recovery is lacking, you are endangering yourself to relapse. Common triggers include hanging out with friends who still use […]

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Coming Clean About Not Staying Clean: Communicating Relapse

Coming Clean About Not Staying Clean: Communicating Relapse

Recovery from drug addiction and alcoholism begins with the firm commitment to get- and stay- sober. That commitment inherently forces honest communication about a relapse. Relapse is an unfortunate part of many adolescent’s recovery journeys. Getting sober at a young age can be difficult. By the time many other people their age are starting to […]

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