Addiction and Recovery
Sobriety Anniversary Party Ideas To Celebrate Important Milestones
If you or someone you know is celebrating a sobriety anniversary, why not commemorate the special occasion with a party? Sobriety anniversaries are important milestones in an individual's life and should be celebrated! Read on for some creative ideas to make the celebration memorable.
Sober Bachelor Party Ideas
Planning a bachelor party can be stressful. You want to make it memorable and fun, but often the emphasis on partying all night leaves out those who don’t drink or just aren’t interested in alcohol-focused activities. But what if you could throw an amazing bash that didn’t rely solely on booze? It turns out there are plenty of sober bachelor party ideas that will help you create a fun and unique celebration for your special day.
Six Surprising Myths and Misconceptions About Addiction
While many of our cultural and societal views and opinions have changed over time, addiction and people facing substance dependencies still face a lot of stigma. Much of this stigma is born from inability or unwillingness to understand addictions, leading to a lack of compassion and ill-informed negative connotations.
Sober Vacation Ideas for Men Looking For Alcohol-Free Summer Travel
Summertime is the perfect time for a vacation, and for many men, that means spending time outdoors enjoying activities like fishing, hiking, and camping. But what if you don't want to drink alcohol while on vacation? Are there any fun sober vacation out there for you? Yes! In this blog post, we will share some great ideas for sober travel vacations this summer that will help you have a blast without drinking. So pack your bags and get ready to have some fun!
Sobriety Has Significant Physical and Emotional Benefits
Complete sobriety isn't something most of you are probably looking for but the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of sober living can't be denied. Despite this, we believe that consumption of alcohol or other substances in moderate amounts can be enjoyable as well as providing health benefits. Unfortunately, sometimes that consumption can turn into a challenge to control and that's something we should all be aware of.
Breaking Bad Habits: 5 Self-Care Tips for Men in Addiction Recovery
There’s a commonly accepted myth that self-care is exclusively for women. However, needing taking time to check-in and tend to your needs isn’t feminine or masculine. It is human. In fact, engaging in self-care is an essential action step for many looking to improve their mental and physical wellbeing. Practicing mindfulness and establishing a routine are critical parts of improving self, especially for men struggling to form healthy habits.
How To Manage Addiction This Holiday Season
While most people look at the holidays as a time of joyous festivities, for those suffering from addiction it can be a very dangerous time. Whether you are fighting nicotine, drugs, or alcohol, the stress of family gatherings, bacchanalic office parties, or simply the limited exposure to sunlight during winter months there are some important things you need to keep in mind to avoid relapsing. Here are some tips that can help you make it through the holidays while staying sober.
Understanding the Impact Of Opioid Addiction In America
We often focus on "street drugs" like crack and meth when talking about drug addiction and point to "those guys". Unfortunately, the reality in America today is that opioids including prescription drugs, synthetics like fentanyl, and ultimately heroin pose an even greater danger. What's more tragic is that many people who find themselves facing problems ultimately start out with prescription drugs that are prescribed to address legitimately medical issues following surgery or while recovering from injury. Unfortunately, opioids are so powerful that their use can quickly overwhelm even the best people. That leads to other challenges - not just for the original patient but for their spouse, family, and friends as well.
Resort 12 Addiction Treatment Center Specializes in Care for LGBT People
Most people identifying as part of the LGBT+ community have most likely struggled with that fact when it comes to medical treatment of any kind. Before acceptance hopefully found its way into each individual’s life there where and most likely will continue to be certain times when the world can seem an unforgiving place filled with fear, anxiety and pain. Sometimes these uncertain and difficult times become too much to bear and perhaps one find themselves searching for comfort in negative and harmful places. Asking for help is then one of the most difficult things to do but once that step is taken, the road to recovery can begin.
How To Plan a Guys Getaway Your Sober Friends Will Enjoy Too
One of my challenges with managing this site over the past decade is that the concept of a "guys weekend" tends to evoke images of wild, balls to the wall partying when in fact that's just one way to go. As I've gotten older however, I've discovered that many of my friends either choose not to drink, or unfortunately have discovered that they have problems with various substances. This can prove to be challenging initially when planning an awesome getaway, but it doesn't have to.
Reminder - Enjoy Your Drinks in Moderation, Alcohol Has Consequences
I live in San Diego's Gas Lamp Quarter above a nightclub, it's a fun an exciting place to live but it's also a great study in the negative effects of alcohol consumption. From people tripping over the sidewalk to stupid fights, being drunk just makes you stupid... and that's honestly part of the fun of being intoxicated. I'm not here to tell you not to drink, but let's make sure to enjoy those drinks safely and in moderation.