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Relationships and Recovery

Oh boy, that’s always the hard step — how to fix the relationships that have been damaged because of your addiction. So many of the 12 Steps are about you fixing your relationship with yourself — basically becoming honest with yourself about your shortcomings, accepting a higher power, and then learning to love yourself again.…

Getting Past the Shame

One of the biggest hurdles to recovery is not just the question, “Can I do this” but “Am I worth it?” Addiction often leads people down a very dark path, and actions along the way lead to guilt and shame. Shame can be a very toxic emotion that has a strong relationship with addiction. But…

Sober Living Later in Life: It’s never too late

Let’s face it: Some people get into recovery after their 30’s. Many people struggle through the turmoil of their addiction for years before finding a new way to live. Some growing up with a family of heavy drinkers and believe drinking is just the only way of life. Others may have a spouse that also…
How to talk about your recovery

How to talk about your recovery

To start things off, we found a great blog that discusses one of the things you will be faced with when you begin recovery: How to talk to others about your recovery. It’s one thing to talk to the people you are in recovery with, but what about when you are back out on your…