5 Ways to Stay Sober on Thanksgiving Day

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Thanksgiving Day is right around the corner. There are a lot of things you have to do in preparation for the big day, including planning to stay sober. Here are five ways to help you avoid relapse on Thanksgiving:  Start a new tradition: Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be about an elaborate dinner. You can break

H.A.L.T. – Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired

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H.A.L.T. – Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired One of the most common acronyms in recovery is H.A.L.T. (Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired). This recovery tool learned in a drug rehab program is simple to use and applicable to all addicts in recovery, or even those who are not in recovery. No matter how you are feeling or

A Sober School

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A Sober School for Post-Secondary Education What a great idea, a college that is based on the concept of sobriety. Many young adults complete addiction treatment and are anxious about returning to college life which is surrounded by weekend parties, binge drinking, drugging and using with friends. Many times young people will postpone school to avoid

Holiday and Alcohol Addiction Triggers

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Now that the holidays are here more of us are getting invited and attending different holiday parties where alcohol is a part of the celebration. We cannot avoid all parties that alcohol may be at, so it is important to have a plan of action if you feel temptation creeping up. Our brains are really

Sobriety Without an Aftercare Plan Is A Plan for Disaster

In order to stay sober after addiction treatment is complete it is going to be essential to follow the aftercare plan that was designed by the therapists and the addiction treatment professionals that worked at the facility.