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Looking for Holiday Gift Ideas for Someone in Recovery? As the holiday season quickly approaches, you may be thinking about finding the perfect gift for your loved ones. If someone on your gift-giving list is in recovery, here are some great holiday gift ideas that show you care about the person and support their dedication...Read More
For many people, the holiday season is a wonderful and happy time of the year. For others, that joy is compromised by stress or loneliness. For those in recovery from a substance use disorder, the holidays can be an especially tricky time, with relapse triggers aplenty: stress, substance-heavy parties and events, loneliness, difficult relationships, and...Read More
For many people in recovery from an addiction to drugs or alcohol, Thanksgiving can be a difficult time. It is important to remember that you are not alone. According to a survey reported by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, in the United States alone there are more than 23 million people in recovery from substance...Read More
The holiday season is a time when family and friends look forward to spending time together. For people in recovery, this time of year presents a double-edged sword that can put them at higher risk for a relapse. There are more events where alcohol may be served, and this time of year can be stressful...Read More
1. Attend 12 Step Meetings Most 12 step groups hold additional meetings during the holidays and sober parties. Keep your 12 step meeting schedule handy on your phone and make a plan. Remember – nothing ensures continuous sobriety better than one alcoholic talking to another alcoholic. 2. Remove Expectations During this time of year, we...Read More
Step Two of the Alcoholics Anonymous 12 Step Program is: “Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” Excerpt from the A.A. Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions “When we encountered A.A., the fallacy of our defiance was revealed. At no time had we asked what God’s will was for...Read More
The Holidays During the holiday season, those who are in recovery from any addiction, staying committed and having a support system can be vital to preventing a relapse. If you find yourself traveling during Thanksgiving or the holiday season, you may be concerned with how you are going to resist temptation and maintain your sobriety....Read More