Staying Sober

How to Tell Someone You Are in Recovery

Entering into recovery for the first time can be overwhelming. You’ll have a lot of new territory to explore. Not only will you be learning how to live a drug and alcohol-free life, but you’ll be learning more about yourself and how you want […]

How to Follow Through on a Resolution to Stay Sober

The New Year has officially begun, and seeing as it’s still very early in the year, people are probably quickly and seriously striding towards self-betterment. The resolution lists have been created, and we’ve all shifted into high gear. We’re working out, eating healthier, drinking more […]

Holiday Relapse Prevention Planning – Staying Sober for the Holidays!

Overcoming Addiction During the Holidays

The holiday season is a time of merriment, family, and above all else – booze-fueled social events. Whether it be Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years, alcohol is almost always present (unless you’re attending a sober event, of course). […]

6 NEW YEAR’S RECOVERY RESOLUTIONS YOU’LL STICK TO

The end of the year always has a way of making you feel introspective. The New Year is a benchmark and a new beginning, and people can’t help but reflect.

Now is as good a time as any to take stock of your life and well-being. […]

Early Sobriety Tips – How to Avoid Thanksgiving Temptation

If you have completed a treatment program and achieved sobriety, you have much to be proud of. Going through the detox and withdrawal process from drugs or alcohol is both mentally and physically exhausting and takes unbelievable strength. Despite this victory, it’s important to remember that […]

Ways to Have Fun and Stay Sober in College

Starting college can be both thrilling and terrifying. For many students, it’s your first time living independently. You’ll have to learn new life skills, like balancing your schedule to make sure you don’t fall behind in any of your classes. The pressure can feel intense, […]

The Importance of Family Support During Recovery

People struggling to break free of the disease of addiction often feel as if they are facing their challenges alone. However, substance abuse – and recovery – affect friends and families just as much as the individual who has decided to seek treatment. That’s why […]

What Makes 12-Step Immersion Program So Effective?

Despite the central role the 12-step program model plays in many addiction treatment programs, those who have never encountered this approach may not understand what it is and what makes it such a successful tool. However, like many treatment centers around the U.S., Guardian […]

5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD PARTICIPATE IN YOUR LOVED ONE’S TREATMENT

The impact of substance abuse is varied and complicated. Family dynamics often contribute to and feed into the disease of addiction, which is why addiction is often called a “family disease”–and why it’s so important for the entire family to engage in treatment.

Whether your loved […]

HOW TO WELCOME BACK A CO-WORKER WHO IS IN RECOVERY

Substance use in the workplace is nothing new. According to a 2013 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Association study, of the 22.4 million illicit drug users ages 18 and older, nearly 70% were employed either full- or part-time.

Welcoming back a co-worker who has taken a leave […]

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