Monthly Archives - December 2022

New Year’s Resolutions

The Truth About New Year’s Resolutions If you are reading this that means you made it through the holidays. Congratulations! — Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are finally over and you can get back to your normal life. But, oh, those nagging New  Year's resolutions! If you are like most people though, you don’t exactly want to go back to the same old same old. You want to start off this year by living better, healthier, fuller, so you made a New Year’s...
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Survive New Years Eve

How to Survive New Year's Eve What’s the biggest party of the year? New Year’s Eve! New Years carries a powerful tradition often associated with drinking which can be triggering, a 'slippery slope' for someone in recovery from alcoholism or other addiction. If you are in recovery from alcoholism or other forms of addiction, wanting to stay clean and sober, how do you survive New Years Eve? No Fun for The Addict or Alcoholic While New Year’s Eve is traditionally a celebration of...
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Home for the Holidays or Rehab?

Family Holiday - Trigger! Family holidays can be wonderful occasions, just like a Norman Rockwell illustration where everyone looks happy. On the other hand, they can be nothing like that at all. They can be a big trigger! Perhaps you grew up in an alcoholic or similarly dysfunctional home and when you get together with your family of origin, you reprise the same role you played growing up: a clown, a scapegoat, or the perfect child. You’ve been battling your demons for...
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Sober For Christmas?

The Gift of Sobriety this Christmas! Why the Holiday Season is a Good Time to Choose Rehab Sober for Christmas If an addiction has taken over your life, you are probably going to be approaching the holiday season with a sense of dread or excitement – maybe a bit of both. This is a time of year when there are plenty of excuses to party, but there is also the risk of ruining another Christmas for the people we love. A Safe Haven over...
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Spending Christmas In Rehab? Yes!

It May Be Your Best Idea Yet to Spend Christmas in Rehab! Chritmas is fast approaching, again.  Countless will wish you a "Merry Christmas". Oh, "bah humbug", may cross your mind! That’s a sentiment expressed by many people at this time of year. The pressures can be unbearable for such a joyous time, even more so for addicts and alcoholics, even if they are sober in recovery. But Why? Old Wounds Cut Deep Let’s forget about the stresses of buying gifts and how much...
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