How to Stay Sober on St. Patrick’s Day

When overcoming alcoholism or substance abuse, those in recovery encounter countless triggers. And if ever there were a daunting task for these individuals, it’s the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Many people face an uphill battle when March 17 rolls around, but if you prepare yourself, it’s possible to enjoy a sober St. Patty’s Day while…

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New Year, New Me

By: Michael Murphy, Transformations Alumni Coordinator Ah yes, “New Year, New Me.” Goes right up there with, “Live, Laugh, Love…” and the million other Bed Bath and Beyond sayings we hear around this time of the year, ad nauseam. Now, don’t get me wrong. There is nothing wrong with these statements, hell, my Mother LOVES…

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The Bermuda Triangle and Recovery

By: Michael Murphy, Transformations Alumni Coordinator The Bermuda Triangle and recovery. Two things you don’t typically see being discussed together. Kind of like lamb and tuna fish (where my Big Daddy fans at?!). However, in the rooms of AA it is an annual discussion. And for good reason. This time of year can be detrimental…

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10 Good Reasons to Start Treatment Over the Thanksgiving Holiday

10 Good Reasons to Start Treatment Over the Thanksgiving Holiday Mental health and substance abuse issues seldom resolve themselves. The road to recovery often feels overwhelming. Those who struggle with these problems often put treatment off for another day, thinking it may be easier later. If this sounds familiar, please know that you’re not alone….

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Enjoying a Sober St. Patrick’s Day

When overcoming alcoholism or substance abuse, those in recovery encounter countless triggers. And if ever there were a daunting task for these individuals, it’s the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Many people face an uphill battle when March 17 rolls around, but if you prepare yourself, it’s possible to enjoy a sober St. Patty’s Day…

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Holidays and the Gift of Recovery

By: Keith Berger, Coordinator of Family Integrated Services I’ve come to believe, through decades of personal and professional experience, that the diseases of alcoholism/addiction and other mental illnesses do not take holidays.  They never take a day off and, for those either directly or indirectly affected by these challenging conditions, are active either in the…

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Avoiding Holiday Triggers when Returning Home Sober

For many individuals, the cultural celebrations of winter – like Christmas and Hanukkah – mean an exciting time with family members. If you’re in recovery, though, it could mean an onslaught of holiday triggers. Returning home for the first time sober is a reason for celebration, but anyone who’s faced addiction knows it’s also a battle. Fortunately, there are several ways to overcome temptation and avoid triggers.

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10 Tips for Staying Sober this Holiday Season

The journey to staying sober is a difficult one, but those in recovery face particularly tough times during the holidays. Whether it’s stress or simply being around old friends who haven’t changed, there are countless pitfalls on the road to sobriety. Fortunately, there are several proven methods to help avoid these pitfalls. If you take the following tips to heart, you can have a fun and sober holiday season.

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5 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays Sober

Recovery is a long road with a variety of hurdles. One of the largest you’ll face, though, is having a sober holiday season. Relapse rates spike during this time of the year for a variety of reasons, but the only thing you need to be concerned with is not becoming part of this statistic. Stick by the following tips, and you’ll likely emerge with your sobriety intact.

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