Alcohol Abuse vs. Alcoholism: What Are The Differences?

Misusing alcohol is a serious problem, and often times, it’s hard to know when your casual drinking has turned into something more severe. When it comes to alcohol addiction, there are two terms you’ll hear: alcohol abuse and alcoholism. Although the two are often used interchangeably, the reality is that alcohol abuse and alcoholism each have their own unique set … 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

4 Reasons To Get Sober Around The Holidays

It’s that time of year! The Christmas lights are out, people are ringing bells and collecting toys, and Elf is being replayed on TV constantly. The holiday season is officially upon us and with it comes a season of change. What do I mean by that? I’m talking about making changes in your life, of the sober variety. Before I … 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

5 Recovery Sayings You’ll Remember Forever

When I first got sober, I started hearing all these little mantras about life and sobriety. At first many of them made me roll my eyes. I didn’t want to be sober, so I sure as hell didn’t want to hear people’s inspirational quips about how great their life was without alcohol. I was angry and bitter, and these sayings … Read More

10 Shocking Statistics About Addiction in Orlando

  As we live and observe the hardships of life, we often believe it could never happen to us. This is especially true with addiction and its dangerous consequences. Growing up, I believed drugs or alcohol would never affect me because I came from a middle-class, happy family, and a good school, but I was wrong. The same is true … Read More

7 Steps To Choosing A Treatment Center

    It may sound like a funny comparison, but choosing the right rehabilitation center is a lot like choosing the right college. There are many aspects to consider – location/proximity, size, area of expertise, average age of participants, etc. In order to get the most out of a rehab experience, these factors need to be thoroughly considered and researched. … Read More

5 Things To Know About Co-Occurring Disorders

    For many individuals, alcohol and drug abuse are often accompanied by other mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety. In fact, about 50 percent of individuals with a severe mental health disorder also suffer from a substance abuse problem. While these may seem like separate issues, there is actually a term for disorders that go hand-in-hand like … Read More