6 Tips for Dating a Recovering Alcoholic in AA (When You Are Not)

6 Tips for Dating a Recovering Alcoholic in AA (When You Are Not)

Things are going great on your date. The chemistry is there, you're laughing, you have plenty in common. Then they drop the bomb: they are an alcoholic who's gotten sober. 

Is this a dealbreaker? Maybe, maybe not. Dating a recovering alcoholic can present some problems, but it's not an insurmountable hurdle. 

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A Quick Guide on What to Say to Someone on Their Sobriety Anniversary

A Quick Guide on What to Say to Someone on Their Sobriety Anniversary

Is someone you know approaching a sobriety milestone? You may want to congratulate them on their achievement, but what's the best way to do that? You'll want to encourage them while remaining sensitive to the subject.

If you're not sure how to do that, here are a few tips on what to say to someone on their sobriety anniversary.

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What Not to Say to an Alcoholic in Recovery: 6 Things to Avoid

What Not to Say to an Alcoholic in Recovery: 6 Things to Avoid

In the past few years, Americans have paid a lot of attention to the opioid epidemic -- with good reason. It causes thousands of tragic deaths each year.

However, even as we shine a spotlight on dangerous narcotics, it's important to remember other substances can be just as deadly. Take alcohol; each year in the U.S., some 88,000 people die directly or indirectly due to alcohol consumption.

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Are You Living With an Alcoholic? 5 Ways to Make Life Easier

Are You Living With an Alcoholic? 5 Ways to Make Life Easier

One in eight American adults, or 12.7% of our country's population, have an alcohol use disorder. Alcoholism doesn't only affect the person holding the bottle, though. If you're living with an alcoholic, chances are, you've felt the strain yourself. 

Loving an alcoholic isn't always easy. While they can benefit from your support, your health and happiness matter too.

Find the balance with these five tips on how to live with an alcoholic. These tips can make your life a little easier.

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What No One Tells You About Getting Sober

What No One Tells You About Getting Sober

There's no doubt about it- getting sober is hard work. For many people, it improves relationships, health and it can put you back on track with your career. There are so many positives to getting sober that the negatives aren't often talked about. 

If you think you need to give up alcohol, or you're currently taking part in a sobriety program, here are some of the things that you may not know.

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How to Get Through Your First Days Sober

How to Get Through Your First Days Sober

If you have made the powerful and life-changing decision to quit drinking, then congratulations are in order. These first few days sober will be the beginning of a happier, healthier, and longer life.

However, the first few days can also be the most challenging for any struggling alcoholic. Immediately after you stop drinking is when your body will feel the most severe symptoms and withdrawal effects.

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AA Coin Display Ideas for Your Recovery Tokens

AA Coin Display Ideas for Your Recovery Tokens

Your AA coins are more than just a token to help you keep track of your sobriety journey. They are a symbolic representation of everything you've worked for and how far you've come. If you want to show off your coins, or if you just want to be reminded by your sobriety daily for your own needs, keep reading, for these great AA coin display ideas. There is truly something for everyone with this guide, and they can also be great gifts for the strong, sober person in your life!
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Happy Birthday! Sober Celebration Ideas for AA Birthdays

Happy Birthday! Sober Celebration Ideas for AA Birthdays

14.1 million adults have alcohol use disorder. If you are one of them or know one of them, there are things you can do to support their sobriety at birthdays and other celebrations. For many in recovery from addiction, both birthdays and AA birthdays are milestones. AA birthdays are the anniversary of the first day of sobriety. Read on to learn about some ways you can celebrate AA and Sober Birthdays.
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