What To Do When Drug Cravings Strike

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When you enter treatment for drug addiction, one of the first challenges you will encounter is wanting to use. The Mayo Clinic defines addiction as an uncontrollable physical dependence on a particular substance, and these cravings are completely normal; however, that doesn’t make it easier to experience them. Thankfully, we now understand why cravings happen, how to combat them in … Read More

Where to Find Narcotics Anonymous Meetings in Orlando

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There’s nothing more comforting than being part of a supportive group; a place where you can be yourself, share your successes and your fears, and hear comforting words. For many that place is Narcotics Anonymous, a non-profit fellowship of men and women who are recovering from drug addiction issues. The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop using drugs. Fortunately, NA … Read More

The Sober Life: What to Expect in the First 30 Days

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Getting sober could be the biggest and best decision you ever make. Generally speaking, we have to be in a great enough amount of pain in order to finally take those steps toward change. Once we take the first step into our new sober lives, we often feel terrified, unsure, and reluctant. For many of us, we avoid trying sobriety … Read More

7 Mistakes To Avoid In Your First Year Of Sobriety

My first year of recovery was one in which I felt every emotion under the sun – fear, anger, confusion, happiness, pride, frustration. You name it, I felt it. In this first year I never knew what each day would bring, but day by day I eventually made it to one year of sobriety. Through that year, I learned quickly … Read More

7 Advantages Of Getting Sober Young

My life has changed drastically since getting sober at age 20 – but not in negative ways, like I originally thought it would. No, today my life is better than ever and that is in large part due to sobriety. That’s not to say that sobriety has been easy, because there have been moments, days and weeks when it hasn’t. … Read More

7 Tips To Keep You Sober During The Holidays

For some, holidays can be a stressful time. For others, they can be a time of celebration. Either way, for people in recovery, staying sober during the holidays may present a challenge.  As with everything in life, there are certain coping mechanisms and tips that can make this time of year easier for those of us who no longer drink. … Read More

7 Health Benefits of Sobriety

  The process of getting sober isn’t always the easiest, but it’s definitely worth it. Aside from the obvious reasons that come with breaking bad habits to live a better life, sobriety has so many positive aspects and comes with several health benefits not everyone understands as they embark on the journey. Here are a few health benefits you can … Read More

4 Reasons Why Exercise Is Important In Recovery

Have you ever finished a race? Completed a CrossFit WOD? Crossed the finish line at a triathlon or a marathon? These events all give us the same great feelings, of accomplishment, happiness, and momentary bliss. Exercise is an important component to everyday life and should be incorporated into your recovery plan. It’s not unusual for people in active addiction to … Read More

How Addiction And Spirituality Go Hand-In-Hand

  Psychology Today states that “in the United States, addiction is often described as a spiritual, physical and emotional problem,” and while they didn’t necessarily agree with that notion completely, other research might suggest that addiction is a disconnection from spirituality among many other causes. Spirituality is hard to define, as it carries a different meaning and experience for everyone. … Read More

You Want To Get Sober, Now What?

  Eventually, you get to the point when enough is enough. You get sick and tired of being sick and tired and that’s when you know you need to change your life. Putting down the drugs and alcohol and being willing to change your life is a big deal. You have the desire to get sober, but now what? Here … Read More