What are you giving up this Lent?
It’s the Holy Week and many use this season to go out and frolic at the beach or travel. However, as a recovering addict or alcoholic, you may use this Lenten Season as a turning point.
Do sober guys really make the best boyfriends? Let’s find out.
In our culture when masculinity is equated with how much alcohol you can down, being sober can come with its set of stereotypes. If you don’t drink, for example, people will call you as “KJ” or “killjoy.” Sober men in general may also be stereotyped as overly serious or snobbish, too “square,” self-absorbed, or even a ticking time bomb that could fall back to addiction anytime.
These days, sexy can mean so many different things. For some, sexy means being confident in your own skin. For others, sexy is about the curves, the six-pack, the toned muscles, the skimpy bikinis, or even the smarts. However, social media has redefined what it is to be sexy as every photo posted could probably be photoshopped, filtered, and packaged to garner more likes. It can be easy to lose perspective on what it is to really be sexy.
What you may not realize, however, is that sober people have many qualities that make them sexy–without the photoshop and filters. Read More
Addiction not only affects yourself, it also has repercussions on your relationships. When you were in active addiction, you may have made enemies, broken trust with people, or even destroyed relationships. These are just some of the many tragic effects of addiction. Read More
The Love Month is here, and for most people, this is the time for them to be more showy and step up their game in the romance department. However, for those who are just fresh out of rehab, it’s best for them to just stay on the sidelines. At least, this applies to single, newly sober addicts.
Single, newly sober addicts, or people who have just come out of an addiction rehab, shouldn’t date or start a new relationship in early recovery. This should be for at least a year, as many addiction professionals would also agree. Read More
What is the secret to success? How can you make this new year count? Here are some tips on how to rock the new year and make 2018 your happiest year yet.
The calendar’s turn to another year is an opportunity to re-orient, re-hash, re-direct, and reflect. It’s also like your life’s reset button. The new year is that time when you are looking forward to another time, another year, that is full of promise.
Aside of course from your dealer or the people actively involved in your addiction, here are 10 types of toxic people you should avoid once you get out of addiction rehab. The early months or years of your recovery are very vulnerable, and you should protect your sobriety and commitment to recovery by avoiding these types of toxic people that may endanger your commitment.
Getting out of rehab can be overwhelming. After many months of being disconnected from family, friends, and your old life, you are now going back to all that–and this time you don’t have your addiction to serve as your crutch. Read More
Running has many benefits. For those who are struggling with addiction or are in addiction recovery, running gives them something more than just a fit body, but a path to a better life.
Being physically active is highly rewarding for everyone regardless of age or gender. And when it comes to physical activities, nothing is as simple and straightforward–even cost-effective–than plain old running. No equipment but your running shoes, and you can do it practically anywhere. Read More