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Peer Support

Articles that not only help support those in recovery, but offer resoltuion to any problems or issues that may be blocking you from growth.

  When you have been hurt, it can be very difficult to let go of the resentment and forgive someone. It might be even more difficult if they caused you harm, but never apologized for it. Whether they have said they are sorry or not, does not matter, because the truth is that the forgiveness is for you. The longer you hold onto that resentment, the more pain and suffering you will endure. Here are some steps to help you let go and forgive those that have hurt you. The Steps To Forgiveness Step 1: Prayer & Meditation Pray and…
  Even when you come out of the pit of your addiction, there’s no guarantee that you are home free from all pain and suffering.  There’s nothing you can do but just try to endure any suffering that may come your way because let’s face it – life is beautiful but it can also seem like one big, complicated mess.  It’s a paradox because events can arise that seem senseless, hurtful, and downright unacceptable.  As an alcoholic and/or addict, you cannot be the one declaring these circumstances as passable according to your own judgement because ultimately it’s not up to…
Here are some simple suggestions to help you stay clean and sober this Christmas. Please feel free to share our Staying Sober During The Holidays Infographic.
Everybody has hectic days, but when you as an alcoholic and/or addict have an unconventional and manic occurrence during the day, matters can quickly escalate to intense extremes.  When you’re recovering from an addiction, sharing with others is important because it can stop the heat of the moment and break the ice between people by allowing connections to unfold.   It’s only through being authentic and honest with one another that individuals can move forward, especially when it comes to alcoholics and/or addicts in the process of recovery. Related: 7 Reasons Why Connection With Self and Others Is So Important Sharing…
  By working a recovery program for an alcohol and/or drug addiction, you can develop meaningful and genuine friendships along the way.  However, it’s unfortunately not unusual when friends made in recovery go separate ways with their program into unhealthy environments as time goes on.  It may be a struggle for you as an alcoholic and/or addict as you wonder how to deal with this situation.  Although the friendship may be important to you, protecting your own sobriety needs to be top priority. Growing Apart Dealing with friends in recovery who go separate ways with their program can be hard…
  As an addict and/or alcoholic beginning your recovery, you may not be open to suggestions.  It’s not unordinary to begin shutting down due to the stubborn nature of your disease.  Trying to find the willingness to listen to sober supports that have been where you are and understand the feelings you’re going through can benefit you.  It’s imperative to be open-minded enough to hear what others have done in order to do what they did and get what they have – a life in sobriety that’s happy, joyous, and free. How to Be Open to Suggestions It may sound…
When you’re early in recovery, you may wonder how to talk to an addict and/or alcoholic who also deals with the same disease you do.  It’s natural and normal for you as an addicted individual to feel uncomfortable about reaching out to other recovering individuals.  You’re only going to get better by being authentic with others and communicating with sober individuals to see what they did to get where they are with their sobriety.  Learning how to break the ice and work up the courage to speak to addicts and/or alcoholics when you’re in early recovery can be a valuable…
  When you’re in recovery from an addiction to alcohol and/or drugs, building a support network can be an essential part of the recovery process.  Individuals who are struggling with an addiction may realize how necessary of a role this plays when they need to turn to a strong group of encouraging people in their life to maintain their sobriety during times where difficulty, frustration, and confusion plague them.  Finding a team that is understanding, supporting, empathetic, and empowering can prove to pull a struggling person along the way as they ask necessary questions to keep themselves in accountable to…
  The first sober St. Patrick’s Day during recovery can be tricky for a recovering alcoholic when booze seems to be both left and right. Understanding how to enjoy the holiday without picking up a drink and instead focusing on partaking in commemorating the holiday appropriately can make all the difference for you this year. Tips for A Safe, Fun, and Sober St. Patrick’s Day Now that you’re not actively drinking alcohol this year, what can you expect from a sober St. Patrick’s Day? The holiday may be different and you may get extremely overwhelmed at times. Dealing with these…
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