Tag Archives: sobriety

Consequences of Not Having a Work-Life Balance


Work plays an important part in your lives, not only for the economic resources and benefits, but because work is an essential part of a person’s identity, self-esteem, and self-worth. The more you excel at work, the more you may feel satisfied and self-assured. However, a work-life imbalance leaves you vulnerable to family conflicts, burnout, […]

5 Amazing Podcasts About Addiction Recovery

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The Recovery Elevator Paul Churchill’s podcast, The Recovery Elevator, is his unique way of holding himself accountable during his journey to recovery. Paul, an ex-closeted alcoholic, chronicles his recovery to help himself just as much as others. The show features guests that share their experiences and give listeners tips on how to overcome addiction.  The […]

Social Media and Sobriety

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Let’s face it, technology is probably a major part of your everyday life. You probably use one or more social media platforms, the most popular being Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Tik Tok. There are many benefits to using social media, but it can be harmful, especially during the recovery process. No matter where you are […]

Nelsan Ellis: A Cautionary Tale About Detoxing Alone

On July 8, 2017, critically acclaimed actor and playwright, Nelsan Ellis, passed away at the Woodhull Medical Center in New York. He was best known for his award-winning role as Lafayette Reynolds in the hit HBO show, True Blood. He went on to star in films like The Soloist, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, and Get […]

The Importance of Individuation


As defined by the Oxford dictionary, to individuate is to distinguish from others of the same kind. In practice, this means deciding how you will differentiate yourself from your place of origin through careful discernment. Throughout life, you will have to make decisions for yourself. You decide, at some level, what job you work, who your […]

Finding Stabilization in Recovery

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The complicated addiction recovery process can feel intimidating, as an individual is faced with a number of lifestyle changes and new mental frameworks introduced on a daily basis. However, before a person can begin to establish their newfound sober lifestyle, they must first stabilize themselves in their current situation. Stabilization is something that each person […]

Relish in Your Accomplishments


Never be afraid to pat yourself on the back. With having lived the amount of life that you have, you have garnered a lot of cumulative knowledge. You apply that knowledge to assist your lived experience best. To effectively relish in your accomplishments, you can remember the people who assisted you, give yourself the credit […]

Empowerment in Practice

Empowerment theory encourages groups of people to band together to overcome adversity. There are three tenants of cognitive empowerment, according to Gutiérrez in “Understanding the empowerment process: Does consciousness make a difference?” They include identifying similar others, redistributing self-blame for past events, and developing a sense of personal freedom. This directly applies to recovery. To […]

The Return of Sports and Staying Sober

The advent of COVID-19 affected the social lives and entertainment schedules of many people. One of the biggest adjustments for sports fans this year has been the loss or delay of live games such as football, basketball, baseball, and hockey. Many people experienced a real feeling of deprivation when they spent months without watching regular […]