Living a Sober Life: 5 Benefits of Attending AA Meetings

Living a Sober Life: 5 Benefits of Attending AA Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous, commonly shortened to AA, was founded in Ohio in 1935. After over 80 years, the program is still going strong and has quite a high success rate.
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Supporting vs Enabling Someone in Addiction Recovery

Supporting vs Enabling Someone in Addiction Recovery

In 2019 alone, more than 70,000 Americans fatally overdosed on a substance. This is the worst nightmare for family and friends, and why it's so important to know the difference between supporting and enabling.
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How Do You Congratulate Someone on Their Sobriety?

How Do You Congratulate Someone on Their Sobriety?

Whether you know a recovering addict who recently got sober or you're excited to celebrate someone's 10th year of sobriety, knowing the right way to support them is crucial. Addiction recovery is hard and if you don't approach the subject with the proper care, you risk doing more harm than good. 
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How to Encourage a Loved One to Seek Help for Their Alcohol Addiction

How to Encourage a Loved One to Seek Help for Their Alcohol Addiction

Helping a loved one get sober is one of the most difficult tasks a person can undertake. Addiction not only destroys the addict's life, but it often destroys the addict's loved ones as well. 

Family and close friends form a system that is undeniably affected by addiction, and this system also influences the addict's choices. 

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How to Recognize Triggers and Subsequent Warning Signs of Relapse

How to Recognize Triggers and Subsequent Warning Signs of Relapse

Warning signs of relapse are always important to pay attention to if you or a friend is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. Stressful events, such as the 2020-2021 pandemic, can be especially triggering to those who seek comfort in their addictions.

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5 Beautiful Reasons to Stay Sober No Matter What

5 Beautiful Reasons to Stay Sober No Matter What

When you're going through sobriety, it can feel like you're all alone. None of your friends or family seem to understand how powerful your cravings are or the mental battles you must endure every day.

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How Tai-Chi Can Help You Resist Temptations to Drink

How Tai-Chi Can Help You Resist Temptations to Drink

If a solid half of people struggle in their first year of recovery, it's important to throw every tool you have at the challenge to resist temptations.
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Why Understanding Addiction Is Part of the Solution

Why Understanding Addiction Is Part of the Solution

You can't fight an enemy you can't see - and the same applies to finding solutions for addiction. Understanding addiction is an essential part of coping with the condition. 

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