GUEST POST: 5 Reasons Why a Good Support System Helps You Stay Sober by Kevin Brenden

Completing your drug treatment program is a huge milestone that deserves to be celebrated. This big moment also represents another step in your journey that requires strategic planning to ensure that you stay sober. A support system looks different for everyone. While one person may be fine with just a mentor, another person may need

GUEST POST: 10 Ways to Balance Your Social Life While Recovering by Steven Sanders

  Many in recovery wonder about how sobriety will affect their social lives. If drinking was your go-to in social situations, then it is likely you’ll need to do some adjusting when it comes to your social life as a newly sober person. Sober living is one way to ease yourself into socializing. If you

GUEST POST: 5 Clear Signs Your Addiction is Out of Control by Carl Towns

“Checking your ego, abandoning it, letting it go, is a huge part of recovery from addiction.” – Susannah Grant “I was an embarrassing drunk, man. I’d get pulled over by the cops. I’d be so drunk I’d be out dancing to their lights, thinking I’d made it to another club.” – Bill Hicks Is that

5 Ways That Relationships Can Be Affected By Addiction

This was originally published at The Recovery Village.  When it comes to love, men and women with substance use disorders can have a hard time maintaining romantic relationships—especially in periods of active use. But on the flip side, even if they get sober and enter recovery, the dynamics of a relationship may still change. Drugs

Guest Post: Does Traumatic Brain Injury Increase The Risk Of Substance Abuse By Matt Gonzales

It is well established that substance abuse could lead to traumatic brain injuries. According to a study published in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 60 percent of 211 TBI injuries involved drugs or alcohol. But can a brain injury lead to substance abuse? According to a report published by the U.S. National Library of

Sober Holidays: How To Stay Sober At Parties

This post was originally published at The Recovery Village.  Though the holiday season isn’t traditionally centered around drinking, it may seem that way for those new to sobriety. Whether you’re celebrating at a family gathering, a get together of friends or a work function, drinking may seem to be at the forefront of each activity.