5 Places to Go for Your Next Recovery Retreat

5 Places to Go for Your Next Recovery Retreat

Everyone's path to recovery looks different. For many people, getting away from the daily grind can be essential to recovery. Between 50 and 90 percent of those in recovery will relapse. But having a chance to get away and stay in a sober environment that helps reconnect you with your spirit can prevent that from happening.
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What are the 12 Steps of AA  and Where Did They Come From?

What are the 12 Steps of AA and Where Did They Come From?

Even if you're not trying to get sober, chances are you've heard of the 12 steps. AA and NA meetings are often represented on TV and in movies, so these days the 12 steps are a part of popular culture. But, most of these media representations don't do a good job of explaining what the 12 steps are, how they originated, or how they can help maintain sobriety.
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What Does the AA Symbol of Recovery Signify?

What Does the AA Symbol of Recovery Signify?

Do you know the Alcoholics Anonymous symbol was registered in 1955? It's now widely applied by different AA entities. What's the meaning of the symbol triangle with a circle inside? The circle represents the entire world of AA while the triangle stands for the three AA's legacies. The three legacies are recovery, service, and unity.
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What Does Taking an AA Medallion Mean?

What Does Taking an AA Medallion Mean?

There are certain accomplishments in life that are underappreciated. Most people don't know how difficult it is to complete a marathon or build furniture from scratch so they downplay these achievements.
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A Brief History of AA Medallions

A Brief History of AA Medallions

Many AA meetings around the United States and the world have a tradition of recognizing different lengths of sobriety by handing out sobriety chips or medallions. At the beginning or the end of the meeting, depending on local customs, someone will stand and hand out plastic chips for each month of sobriety in the first year.
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Reason to Celebrate: How to Enjoy Holidays While Staying Sober

Reason to Celebrate: How to Enjoy Holidays While Staying Sober

In the United States, over 15 million people struggle with alcoholism. Learning how to be sober during the holidays is the best thing you'll ever do for your recovery. In Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), there's a saying: "Alcoholism is an illness that comes in three-fold: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve." 
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10 Reasons Life without Alcohol Is Better

10 Reasons Life without Alcohol Is Better

Alcohol is responsible for 88,000 deaths in the United States each year. That may seem like a stark or harsh fact, but the truth is that alcohol kills. Getting sober can save your life. Still not convinced? Here are 10 great reasons to live your life without alcohol.
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The Many Mental Health Benefits of Not Drinking Alcohol

The Many Mental Health Benefits of Not Drinking Alcohol

One thing is certain; alcohol abuse is associated with mental health issues. But there is hope! By abstaining, your brain has a chance to heal and renew. Curious about the positive changes to your mental health once you quit drinking? Keep reading to discover many of the benefits of not drinking alcohol.
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