If you’ve made 2018 as your year of sobriety and recovery, then here is a helpful addiction recovery checklist that you can use.
The first year of recovery is one of the most difficult times for a recovering addict. The past and the addiction can still catch up to you and everyday can be a big struggle as you consciously battle against your cravings.
To help you out, especially as we roll into the new year, here’s an addiction recovery checklist that you can use. This addiction recovery checklist contains goals and challenges that you have to accomplish especially within the first year of your recovery. Read More
For many drinkers, declining even a sip of alcohol can be a big challenge especially this holiday season . After all, what harm can it do? Having a drink this holiday season is in fact the norm as many people get together and celebrate over beers, wines, and cocktails. Read More
It’s great to be sober this Christmas. And not just because you’re in recovery. There are many benefits to being sober this Christmas or in any other day of the year. Even those who are not recovering from addiction can learn a thing or two from these 10 tips. Read More
For someone who just came out of rehab, going through the holidays without relapsing can be a challenge. You have to deal with family interactions, some of them intense and strained. The following tips can help you endure the holidays while still keeping your sobriety and commitment to a life-long recovery.
Holidays like Christmas provide people a great opportunity to be with family and friends. Many are looking forward to the holidays because of this. However, as a recovering addict, you may just not feel the sentiment. At least not yet. Read More
This time of the year can be very stressful. All the holiday preparations, making sure everyone has presents and all the holiday meal groceries and menus are made, the parties attended, the list goes on. Things can become so chaotic this holiday season that the real meaning of Christmas can get lost.
Guess what–there’s a lot more things to celebrate than the food on the table, the gifts under the Christmas tree, the clothes on your back. For one, just the fact that you’re alive and sober is worth celebrating enough. Read More
An addict who has problems with drugs, alcohol, or certain behaviors such as gambling, sex, pornography, shopping, or video games needs your support. While this can be difficult, you can channel your negative emotions into positive, and this starts with what you say. Here are 3 things you must never say to an addict if you want to help them.
If you know someone who is addicted, then you must be frustrated. You may also feel helpless, heartbroken, embarrassed, angry, worried, and a mix of many other different–often overwhelming–things. Read More
Addiction stigma can be dangerous. It can lead to a person struggling with addiction to refuse help or be in denial with his or her condition. But there’s help and hope with Bridges of Hope. Here we’ll show you how to handle negative associations and reactions to addiction.
Addiction stigma involves negatively judging a person who is addicted, with preconceived notions based on addiction myths or lack of knowledge on addiction.
Watching an addict loved one succumb to the dangers of addiction can be heartbreaking. It can also be distressing and terrifying, often making you feel hopeless, like there’s nothing that you can do to help them.
As much as you want to help your addict loved one overcome their addiction, whether this is drugs, alcohol, or behavioral, at the end of the day the decision is up to them. Only they, the addict, can help themselves once they decide they need help and are open to addiction treatment.
Still, that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything. Here’s some tips that you can do on your end to help your addict loved one get into rehab–and soon! Read More
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