50 Things To Do Sober

Boredom is sometimes a part of life, but it can be dangerous for someone newly sober. People who are early in recovery find themselves with more time on their hands, time that used to be spent acquiring, using, or recovering from alcohol. Oftentimes people move away from healthier habits when they are actively drinking, and … Continue reading 50 Things To Do Sober

The Year I Spent In Rehab

A year sounds like a very long time to be in rehab, but that’s exactly what I did last year. My battle with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) had reached its peak and the fight became a full blown war. Why is it so hard to stay sober? I’ve done it before, but ever since I … Continue reading The Year I Spent In Rehab

Relapse Stages, Triggers and Coping Skills

A relapse is when a person returns to using drugs or alcohol after a period of sobriety. Relapses are most common in the first 90 days of sobriety and according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), relapse rates while in recovery are 40 to 60%.  There are 3 stages of a relapse: emotional, … Continue reading Relapse Stages, Triggers and Coping Skills