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Can Adopting a Pet Help You Stay Sober?

Can Adopting a Pet Help You Stay Sober?

Many people may not know that caring for pets can present many benefits for recovering individuals. This is especially true when people are transitioning from a treatment center to their home environment. While family and friends should make up the core group of social support for people in recovery, having a pet is another way … Read more

Will You Still Have Cravings After Long-Term Sobriety?

Will You Still Have Cravings After Long-Term Sobriety?

By the time you’ve reached long-term sobriety, perhaps your fear and thoughts of relapse have become infrequent. What do you do when one day, some familiar craving suddenly pops into your head? You might think to yourself, “How could this be happening?” Does long-term sobriety mean no cravings at all? Actually, it is not uncommon … Read more

How Does Your Social Life Change With Sobriety?

Social life is essential for someone who is recovering from addiction. Let’s face it: going to treatment was hard, and you need to have some fun. However, your social life will now look different. You must work on rebuilding your social life now that you have had the opportunity to develop healthy habits and avoid … Read more

Should People in Addiction Recovery Drink Non-Alcoholic Beer?

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Non-alcoholic beer is quickly becoming massively popular across the globe. This is, in part, fueled by the rise of craft beer as a standard thing. But, it’s also being pushed by health-conscious individuals including recovering and “recovered” alcoholics. For many of us, non-alcoholic beer can seem like an easier way out of having to avoid … Read more

Does Alcohol Cause Depression?

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Drinking alcohol is a ubiquitous part of socializing in the modern world. It’s pretty hard to avoid, but having a drink here and there isn’t such a big deal. It’s when you are drinking hard enough to blackout several times a week that you need to reevaluate.  But what is the relationship between alcohol and … Read more