4 Ways to Stay Grounded in Recovery During a Pandemic Resurgence
As if a year of social distancing, work from home, and travel concerns wasn't enough, a new and more transmissible (and potentially more dangerous) variant of COVID-19 is striking concern among public health officials. According to a Denver news channel, the number of delta variant COVID-19 cases is expected to double every two weeks.
Which Type of Addiction Treatment Program is Right For You?
When it comes time to enroll in a drug and alcohol treatment program, one decision you’ll have to make is which type of program is best suited to help you successfully stop using substances and start your recovery journey. Picking the right rehab program is essential for long-term recovery. Although treatment doesn’t cure addiction, it can help you address the underlying reasons for your addiction and teach you how to make lifestyle changes that are conducive to sobriety.
Staying Sober While Social Distancing for the Holidays
This year hasn’t been easy for most of us. If you’re in early recovery, you’ve not only faced the hardships related to a pandemic during an election year, but you’ve also overcome one of the most difficult challenges there is - getting sober. Now, the last thing you have to do to make it through 2020 is stay sober during the holidays. Being a time of year that is usually full of alcohol-filled celebrations and family gatherings, spending this holiday season sober and possibly away from your family may prove to be extra difficult. Here are 5 suggestions that may help you stay sober during the holiday season if you are social distancing and unable to see your family this year.
Holidays with the Family: Keeping Your Elderly Loved Ones Safe
The holidays are just weeks away and, although they may look different this year due to COVID-19, many families are preparing to host their loved ones in their homes to celebrate together. While the holidays are a time of joy and companionship, welcoming an elderly family member, particularly one with mobility issues, into your home can come with a variety of safety risks. Fortunately, there are several simple things you can do to keep your senior loved ones safe - both in and outside the home.
How to Spot the Signs of Addiction
Many people think that if their loved one was struggling with addiction, they would know right away. Many people don’t even think about what addiction looks like until they have been personally and deeply affected by it. However, addiction is a complex and sometimes sneaky disease that isn’t always easy to identify in the early stages. That being said, identifying addiction early on is critical, because the sooner a person gets treatment, the better.
4 Self Care Tips to Practice if You Live With an Addict
Living with an addict is one of the hardest things to do. First, you have people on the outside asking you, “why don’t you just leave” or “why don’t you kick them out?” It might seem that simple - but it’s not. Everyone has their own circumstances and reasoning for why they do the things we do and we can’t always control that.
What Happened When I Went 6 Months Without Alcohol
Regardless of how much we drink, alcohol can inevitably have some undesirable effects on our bodies. In fact, there are a lot of benefits to going alcohol-free.
An Open Letter to My Ex: Thank You for Breaking Up with Me
After spending a lot of hours pitying myself for our breakup, I’ve realized a lot of things. Sure, we had a lot of wonderful times. You took me on beautiful hikes across the US, you stuck with me through all the drama I caused within my family, you showed me what it is like to let go and have fun once in a while, but most of all, you taught me how to love. You taught me that I am worthy of love and that I am capable of giving love. And if I can do it once, I can surely do it again.