Could you imagine being able to function on a daily basis without putting a substance into your body? Ever think about having a family of your own, going back to school, owning a home, or building healthy relationships with the people around you? Wondering how you would overcome years of self-hatred, guilt, shame, and fear?
Your morning meal can set the tone for what you eat and how good you feel for the remainder of the day. In general, the best breakfasts have three core elements: protein, fiber, and healthy fats. This power combo can help keep cravings at bay, regulate mood and keep you feeling full and energized until your
From managing finances to avoiding triggers, stress is an inevitable part of life and recovery. And if you have a substance use disorder, your brain may even be more hypersensitivity to stress, according to researchers. While you can never hide from or completely eliminate stress, you can do your best to ensure that it doesn’t threaten your physical
Did you know that pubs were traditionally closed on St. Patrick’s Day and, instead, the Irish went to church to celebrate their culture? The point is that you can still celebrate your Irish American heritage this holiday and maintain your sobriety. Get inspired by these four fun and sober ideas and then get creative and
Looking for yet another reason to stop smoking? This may just be the best one yet (besides the fact that it can save your life, that is): Giving up cigarettes might improve your chance of recovering from substance use disorder, according to researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the City University of
When the world says give up, hope whispers, try it one more time. Hope has the ability to heal those struggling with addiction. Hope allows addicts to face their challenges of life with a positive mindset. More importantly hope gives the desire for recovery to happen. Recovery can be filled with challenges, obstacles and frustration.