sober holiday

Enjoying a Sober Holiday on 4th of July

Unfortunately 4th of July celebrations — as with most holidays in the U.S.— tend to revolve around alcohol consumption. You’ve worked hard for your sobriety, and there’s no reason to put it in jeopardy. So, the challenge becomes how to celebrate without worrying about the temptation to drink. Believe it or not, there’s plenty of…

understanding relapse

Understanding Relapse and Sobriety

Research shows that approximately half the people in recovery will relapse at least once. Following a treatment plan will help avoid relapse, and so will avoiding high-risk situations. If a relapse happens, it is not a failure. Don’t think your treatment plan isn’t working or that all your efforts have been in vain. Use relapse…