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An Overview of Motivational Interviewing

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Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a tool that a lot of clinicians use to learn more about their clients and the client’s desire for change. Some of the basic tenants include getting to know the client better through reflective listening, determining what underlies the client’s ambivalence about change, and assessing where the client is at in […]

How to Have a Sober Halloween During a Global Pandemic

The 31st of October is a day for kids and bigger kids to celebrate a day of costumes and candy galore. This very social holiday will definitely have to be altered this year to keep everyone safe through omitting activities where the coronavirus may spread. Instead of masses of children saying “trick or treat” or […]

Tips for Confronting Someone You Believe Has Relapsed

When you believe that someone you are close to has relapsed, there is no easy way to start a conversation about your suspicions. If they have denied relapsing up to this point, you may not get anywhere with them moving forward. People who suffer from drug and alcohol addiction are just like that. They will […]

How Long Does It Take to Recover?

Some of the common questions people in recovery get are, “How long do you have to go to those classes?” or “When can you start drinking or using with us again?” Someone who is not addicted to drugs and alcohol may not understand that recovery has to continue for a lifetime, one day at a […]

The Benefits of Being Single in Recovery

Most of us want what we cannot have and think the grass is greener on the other side. Such is the case with being single in recovery. After the hell of isolation during addiction, you may find yourself yearning to be in a committed relationship for the companionship and the intimacy that you desire. Getting […]

What Labor Day Can Look Like in Recovery

Labor Day in 2020 is going to take on a new light this year. With many people still unable to work due to the limitations that are being made during the global pandemic, Labor Day is definitely going to feel a little different. Labor Day also marks the beginning of the school year, which will […]

Why Do They Want to Hear My Share?

A jarring aspect of recovery meetings is getting called on to share, especially if you are new. Talking about your awkward feelings and the adverse situations that happened while you were under the influence of mind-altering substances is not easy. Vulnerability is the name of the game in recovery, which does not come easily for […]

Do I Have to Relapse?

When you attend recovery meetings, you hear people talk about their relapse and what happened to them. The problem you have is that you feel like everyone has relapsed in their story, so you are afraid that you will also have to experience a relapse. If everyone else was jumping off a bridge, would you […]

Tips to Keep Anger One Letter Away from Danger


A range of emotions can come about during addiction and during the process of getting sober. Drugs and alcohol can wreak havoc on the body, mind, and soul. Whether you are consuming copious amounts of mind-altering substances or are trying to be abstinent from them, your emotional state can be altered into feelings that you […]

Why Cinco De Mayo Might Sink Your Recovery

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May 5th is one of those days where drinking and abusing drugs is socially accepted. This inebriated holiday is legendary for booze-fueled happy hours and consuming copious amounts of drugs due in part to Mexico gaining its freedom back in 1862. This day has really changed its meaning over the last 158 years especially by […]