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Romance at the Rehab

What better place to find a love partner than in the safety net of a rehab for addiction, right? You know you’re at the rehab for a very important reason—to treat an addiction, and in doing so, to save your life. While attractions can naturally happen at the rehab, pursuing an intimate, love relationship isRead More

Finally Sober… And Alone: Strategies for Coping

On a day-by-day basis, sobriety is challenging. When the bigger picture comes into the frame, it can feel like a lifetime of sobriety is too much to handle. Strategies for coping with sobriety, and loneliness, can help shore up those resources for when times get tough. Finding Hope Even when the world seems to shunRead More

Keys to Having a Healthy Relationship in Sobriety

Companionship is important to have in your daily life. When you were in the throes of your addiction, attempting to maintain healthy relationships was nearly impossible. You were of little use to those around you while you were under the influence. Now that you are in participating in recovery and your life again, you shouldRead More

How Do I Know if My Relationship is Toxic?

The most common way that a relationship is founded upon is through mutual respect and authentication. Over time the relationship can change and bring about incompatibility which may lead to toxicity in the relationship. You could already be in a toxic relationship and not be willing to admit it because you do not wish toRead More

Will My Relationships Ever Be Healed?

Relationships are difficult. Add an addiction, some resentments, and a history of affliction and relationships become just plain challenging. Sometimes there may seem like there is no hope that certain relationships can repaired and frankly some may not appear to be worth the effort. If you are sober, however, trying to recapture what you onceRead More

How Can I Find Love in Recovery?

One of the forgotten aspects that we might have missed out on during our addiction is the ability to feel true love. Not necessarily with a spouse or a boyfriend or a girlfriend, but with any loved one that we have in our lives. We may think that blood automatically gives unconditional love, but weRead More

Reasons Why You Need to Go to Al-Anon

Alcoholics can shake loved ones to their core with all the things that they do during the tumultuous times that an addiction is sure to produce. You may think that only alcoholics have 12-Step programs to attend to resolve their issues, but family members, friends, or co-workers that are affected by addiction have a placeRead More

How do I Overcome Shame and Guilt at Family Gatherings?

Addicts are notorious for doing anything in their power to get what they need to keep doing what they are doing. This will make them do certain things that they could not fathom doing while they were sober. When addicts need to relieve the obsession that develops in their brains from drugs and alcohol, itRead More

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