a shrub in the middle of a tree stump represents rebirth through recovery

Rebirth Through Recovery

Springtime is known for the melting of snow with the increasing temperatures and longer days, the abundance of colors with the blossoming of trees and plants, and the multitude of young animals. Surroundings change from a cold dark setting to one filled with birds chirping, the warmth of the sun on your skin, and a…

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Sober Mardi Gras

Tomorrow is Mardi Gras and you are sober, boring right? Wrong. While many of us hear “Mardi Gras” and instantly imagine parades, lots of alcohol, and New Orleans, there are many other things associated with this holiday. Mardi Gras holds many religious, cultural, historical, and culinary aspects that help make the holiday what it is.…

an open highway represents the road to recovery

The Road to Recovery

Starting the recovery process can seem intimidating and unpleasant.Take the time to realize and understand that if you do not start this process you can/will lose those you love the most, lose control, and can possibly lose your freedom by being arrested, and even lose your life. While starting treatment may seem scary, a lot…

a woman practices mindfulness and meditation

Mindfulness and Meditation

Mindfulness is a state of mind found by focusing on the current moment and calmly accepting and acknowledging the thoughts and feelings without the “right” or “wrong” mentality. It is a therapeutic technique that we all possess but practicing meditation helps you to achieve this state of mind more often and more easily. It is…

two people hold hands as they think about dating in recovery

Dating in Recovery

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson You did it. You made it through detox and treatment. Now, the world is your oyster. But, as Alcoholics Anonymous and other programs suggest, you should not partake in any intimate relationships for…