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Life in recovery isn't easy but you don't have to tackle it alone. We have tips on how to keep sobriety fresh, fun and always inspiring.

How Saying “Yes, but” Can Be a Barrier to Changing Emotions

By Wish Recovery

We discussed primary and secondary emotions in the previous installment of this series. We stated that we have more control ove... Continue Reading

Using the Skill of Burning Bridges

By Wish Recovery

"Burning bridges" is a skill that requires radical acceptance, dedication, and action to ensure that addictive behavior is neve... Continue Reading

If You Can’t Say Anything Nice: A Caution Against Spiritually Abusive Advice (Title TDB)

By Toshia Humphries Toshia Humphries is a Texan freelance writer, artist, and life coach and possesses three degrees in counseling and psychology, focusing on addictions and women’s studies.

If You Can’t Say Anything Nice: A Caution Against Spiritually Abusive Advice By Toshia Humphries Have you ever heard the saying... Continue Reading

Five Inspirational Authors Who are Recovered

By Rebecca Kovacs

It is truly a blessing that some of the finest writers of our time have been able to put word to paper, creating books about re... Continue Reading

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Evan Bullet James

The Extreme Life of Evan “Bullet” James

By Joanne Chu

Despite a spotty criminal record, Bullet is still roaming where he once ruled—only this time he’s busting down doors to motel r... Continue Reading

anna faris and allison janney on mom

Laughter Through Tears: Why ‘Mom’ is More Than Just a Comedy

By Joanne Chu

We speak with Gemma Baker, co-creator of TV-sitcom "Mom," regarding the show's successful third season and the powerful role of... Continue Reading

gloomy weather affects our mood

Do Seasons Affect Drinking Cravings?

By Rebecca Kovacs

The seasons can be a tough time for many people in recovery. Some even say the winter season can bring more alcoholic cravings ... Continue Reading

New year games and activities

7 Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve Sober

By Tori Utley Tori Utley is an entrepreneur working jointly in technology innovation and addiction recovery, holding her license as an alcohol and drug counselor (LADC) in Minnesota.

From sledding to game night to spending time with family, there are plenty of ways to celebrate New Year's Eve sober. Grab a fe... Continue Reading

woman listening to music

A Playlist to Help You Beat S.A.D.

By Elizabeth Seward

Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.) is season-based depression that most frequently occurs for sufferers during the fall and w... Continue Reading

Man relaxing with music to calm his nerves during recovery.

Alternative Rock Songs to Calm Your Nerves During Recovery

By Cassandra Huerta

When it comes to handling emotions, listening to soothing music can be an effective solution for relieving stress in addiction ... Continue Reading

Looking for a Job Once You Finish Detox and Drug Rehab

By Wish Recovery

So, you’re done with your stay at a luxury drug rehab and now you want to get a job. Getting a job can be a hugely rewarding ex... Continue Reading

employer and employee discussing mental health awareness

Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace

By Nicole Arzt, M.S., L.M.F.T. Nicole Arzt is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in providing psychotherapy for individuals, families, and groups struggling with substance use disorders and psychiatric illnesses.

If you want to be more open about your mental health at work, you need to identify why it's important for you to do so. Continue Reading