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Persistence in Life and Recovery

Persistence in Life and Recovery So we are now about two weeks into the New Year. That’s long enough that the great enthusiasm we had for our 2018 goals has dimmed a bit, or worse. So now what? Life is

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Staying Sober During the Summer Holidays

Staying Sober During the Holidays Celebrating Interdependence Day by Thaddeus Camlin, Psy.D. On the brink of independence day it is important to reiterate that recovery doesn’t occur in a bubble, it occurs from building a rewarding life and meaningful connections

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Instant Gratification: This Thanksgiving Don’t Have the P.I.G.

by Thaddeus Camlin, Psy.D. Thansgiving and the Problem of Instant Gratification Somehow Thanksgiving, our holiday of gratitude, has morphed into a gluttonous melee of over-indulgence and excess.  If there is ever a time to practice coping with urges, resisting temptations,

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New Year’s Resolutions – The Successful Way

As the new year approaches, many of us are considering the resolutions that we want to put in place in order to improve ourselves and/or our lives.

9 Reasons Not to Drink or Use During the Holiday Season

Need some extra reasons not to drink or use this holiday season? We’ve got you covered with these 9 benefits of staying sober. Print out the list and hang it up at home, keep it in your purse or pocket

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How to Help a Loved One Who Drinks Too Much

By Tom Horvath, Ph.D., ABPP Does your loved one drink too much during the holidays? Or at any time for that matter? What’s the best way to respond? Here are some general guidelines for navigating this challenging time. Every person

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5 Ideas for an Awesome Sober Halloween

With Halloween kicking off the official holiday season, some of us in recovery (especially newbies) are faced with figuring out how to spend the holidays sober. Celebrating without drugs and alcohol can actually enhance the season, rather than make you

Staying Sober on Labor Day

Labor Day, like other holidays, can be challenging for people in recovery (and especially early recovery). Here are 3 tips to get you through the holiday.

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Mocktail Recipes for Summer Parties

Deciding not to drink at the summer parties this year? We totally support you. That’s why we’ve scoured the Internet for some of the best mocktail recipes out there. Here are our favorites: Orange Earl Grey Iced Tea Ingredients: ¼c

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Party-Time: Enjoying the Holiday Party Season… Sober

With a little planning and strategy, the summer party season can be an enjoyable and successfully sober experience!