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5 Hangovers You Should Be Glad Not to Have

For anyone who hasn’t experienced a black-out or hangover, you may not be able to appreciate the humor in some of the stories we’re about to talk about. These are some seriously strange tales of people who had way too much to drink, lost consciousness and woke up after a black-out with a case of . . . . Continue Reading


5 Strange Ways Women in History Used Weed

What was the cure for the common aches and pains for the ladies once upon a time? Apparently a lot of it was a mixture of lambs fat and cannabis. Where does it hurt? Slather on some marijuana and other natural ingredients, it’ll be fine. This was a very familiar tactic for European women for . . . . Continue Reading


5 Ways to Deal with Difficult People in Recovery

Sometimes the recovery community has people who are less than friendly, and sometimes ‘normal’ people find it hard to be civil, and situations become stressful. As individuals in recovery we need to be mindful of the fact that not everyone is living the program we are living, and not everyone practices the principles we practice. . . . . Continue Reading


F.A.I.T.H. – 5 Questions You Should Ask Yourself EVERY DAY

Every day is its own story, an important piece of the journey that both reveals and recreates who we are and what we contribute to the grand scheme of life. It has been said that every day is a gift, and for those of us in recovery from alcoholism or addiction this could not be . . . . Continue Reading


5 Signs Your Roommate is On the Verge of Relapse

Relapse is never something that just happens by accident, it is a process that slowly but surely creeps its way into the life of someone who is in recovery from drugs and/or alcohol. If you are living with someone in recovery, especially for those in a halfway house, there are ways to try and spot . . . . Continue Reading


5 Reasons Your Loved One “Needs” to Come Right Back Home after Treatment, and What You Can Say in Response

When the people go to treatment, especially for the first time, it’s common that they feel a rush to get back home after completing their stay in an inpatient facility. Sometimes they feel a financial urgency, sometimes they get homesick, and sometimes they are just desperate to get back to their comfort zone. No matter . . . . Continue Reading


Creating Healthy Boundaries vs. Being Selfish: 5 Ways to Know the Difference

  Being selfish is one of the things we as addicts and alcoholics are best at. We like to think of ourselves in almost every aspect and justify it in any way we can. It can be positive or negative, and we can even convince ourselves we are being humble or helpful but in many . . . . Continue Reading


The 5 Most Important Things to Look For in a Sponsor

It is said that there is nothing that will ensure immunity from addiction more than intensive work with another addict or alcoholic. The ability for an individual to identify with our struggles, and relate their experience and recovery to our obstacles gives power to the concept of sponsorship. It is important to remember the primary . . . . Continue Reading


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