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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5 Thoughtful Sobriety Gifts Your Loved One Can Carry with Them Every Day

5 Thoughtful Sobriety Gifts Your Loved One Can Carry with Them Every Day

Addiction is an illness that doesn't just affect its victim. It wreaks havoc on everyone who loves that victim as well. That's why when your loved one is succeeding in their recovery, it's cause for celebration. Show them how proud you are with these fantastic ideas for recovery gifts.
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Finding Peace: 5 Benefits of Using Meditation During Addiction Recovery

Finding Peace: 5 Benefits of Using Meditation During Addiction Recovery

One of the major aspects of having a successful recovery is learning how to properly manage stress. In the past, during stressful moments you may have turned towards substances to try to escape these overwhelming feelings, which of course wasn’t a permanent solution. As you learned that substance abuse only leads to self-destructive behavior and short term relief you made the first step of deciding to walk down the path to sobriety.
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Good Mental Health Tips and Tricks While Maintaining Sobriety

Good Mental Health Tips and Tricks While Maintaining Sobriety

Are you able to maintain good mental health while staying sober? It can be challenging and the threats of depression and anxiety are real and persistent. What tips and tricks can you use help? How can you fight back and fight for positive mental health? If you or a loved one is looking for a guide on how to maintain good mental health while maintaining your sobriety, this read is for you.
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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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Tips for Staying Sober with Meditation

Tips for Staying Sober with Meditation

In 2017, 19.7 million people were suffering from addiction. People from every age and from every walk of life can face the battle of addiction. Thankfully, once people decide to fight their addiction, they can learn steps to better themselves. One of the tools they can use on the path to recovery is meditation.
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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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