How to Find an AA Sponsor: 7 Tips for Choosing the Right Person

How to Find an AA Sponsor: 7 Tips for Choosing the Right Person

If you feel like you're struggling with your sobriety alone, get this: almost 21 million Americans have at least one addiction in their lifetime. Since only 10 percent receive treatment, you're already ahead of the curve. Asking for additional guidance can help you remain on track with your recovery, too. That way, you have the support you need to avoid a relapse.
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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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9 Things to Do Instead of Drinking When Times Get Tough

9 Things to Do Instead of Drinking When Times Get Tough

In the United States, about 15 million people struggle with alcoholism. You may feel like you're alone in your recovery journey, but you're not. Healthy habits are key to your recovery. Read on for nine things to do instead of drinking when things get difficult in your life.
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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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