Each holiday season, people suffering from drug and alcohol addiction delay seeking help. Often, the reasoning used for pushing aside treatment stems from not wanting to leave family during the holidays or “missing out” on the festivities. The truth is, delaying treatment is a dangerous reflex and most families would prefer their loved one receive […]
For people in early recovery, holidays like Memorial Day Weekend can be especially challenging to maintain sobriety. Most of that stems from cultural traditions tied to the holiday. Many of those traditions involve alcoholic beverages, lake time with friends and BBQs. Still, it is possible and fulfilling to spend the annual memorial holiday sober. A […]
Each day, nurses working in the addiction treatment field provide direct care to patients with a substance use disorder (SUD). Nurses play an essential role in helping SUD patients find healing in treatment and hope in recovery. The work, while fulfilling, requires meaningful self-care strategies to ensure dedicated nurses take care of their own well-being […]
The holiday season can present heightened challenges to sobriety. However, there are many strategies available to help manage seasonal stress and triggers. A big part of relieving holiday-induced stress comes from self-care. Developing an effective self-care plan can help you manage and overcome holiday triggers and enable you to engage in the spirit of the […]
Halloween has become a challenging holiday for people in recovery – but don’t let that scare you. The freedom of recovery allows us to celebrate the spirit of October 31, unhindered by the mask of drugs and alcohol. Of course, staying away from bars and parties where drinking is prevalent is a given if you […]
Memorial Day Weekend can be especially challenging to recovery. Most of that stems from cultural traditions tied to the holiday. It is possible and to spend the holiday sober. Learn how your recovery can make your Memorial Day Weekend meaningful.
It is possible and fulfilling to spend the annual St. Patty’s holiday sober. However, it takes more than the luck of the Irish. Of course, staying away from bars and outdoor festivals where drinking is prevalent is a given if you are new to recovery. Going to a meeting on March 17, even more than […]
At the end of each year, many of us reflect on things we would like to improve or bad habits we would like to quit. Some will foster these thoughts into resolutions for the New Year. Often these resolutions set lofty expectations that are difficult to meet, at least in the immediate turn of the […]
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