8 Tips for How to Stay Sober: A Comprehensive Guide on How to Keep Your Sobriety

8 Tips for How to Stay Sober: A Comprehensive Guide on How to Keep Your Sobriety

When it comes to the question, ‘how to stay sober‘, there are many factors that need to be taken into account. If you’re struggling with controlling your drinking or other substance use, there’s a good chance you might feel discouraged and hopeless about ever achieving sobriety. Staying sober is not an overnight process; it requires…

Self-Care in Recovery

Self-Care in Recovery

Self-care is an essential part of the recovery process. Long-term, lasting recovery, requires dedication to remain sober and use preventative measures to avoid relapse. Don’t let others convince you that self-care is selfish. The expression that you have to “put the safety mask on yourself first” is true and accurate. You can only do so…

Top 5 Benefits of Being Sober

Top 5 Benefits of Being Sober

There is a misconception that sober life is boring or that everyone replaces their time spent getting high or drunk with time spent in AA meetings and therapy. While group meetings and therapy are an important part of maintaining lasting sobriety, people have a whole lot more time on their hands now that they are…

Finding New Connections: The Importance of Community in Recovery

Finding New Connections: The Importance of Community in Recovery

In a TedTalk given in 2015, British-Swiss journalist and writer Johann Hari stated that the opposite of addiction is not sobriety, it is human connection. This TedTalk has since become increasingly popular, and this phrase and idea of the importance of connection in relation to addiction has grown in traction. Isolation is a common part…

What is Rehab Like? What to Expect When Starting Rehab in NC

What is Rehab Like? What to Expect When Starting Rehab in NC

Every year, over 67,000 people die as a result of drug overdoses in the United States. Often, drug addiction is overlooked as an illness and is not treated in a constructive and helpful way. Understanding that you have an addiction is essential and admitting that you need help is one of the first and most important steps…

Who are you? How Mindfulness and Meditation help to re-create the Self

Who are you? How Mindfulness and Meditation help to re-create the Self

Who are you? Are you your thoughts: The stories that you’ve told yourself for so long that perhaps you can’t even identify the specifics of, that perhaps are just identified as feelings or comparisons, or subtle identifying qualities, judged or affirmed? Are you your body: Growing, impacted by environment, deteriorating in less-than-ideal circumstances, and finally merging…

Discovering Oasis: Why Our Mindfulness-Based Approach to Recovery Makes a Difference

Discovering Oasis: Why Our Mindfulness-Based Approach to Recovery Makes a Difference

“Mindfulness” has become a buzzword in the past few years, and for good reason. In our fast-paced world with so much stimulation and stress, finding stillness has never been more difficult–or more important.  Although mindfulness practices, such as yoga and meditation, have been used for centuries across the globe, new research data is frequently being…