Three women enjoying their time together in Indianapolis

Your Sober Social Calendar in Indianapolis

Posted on October 19, 2020 in Staying Sober

  We’ll be the first to admit it: we live in a world that treats substance use as social activity.   Maybe it’s your friends going out for a casual cocktail hour, having beers at the cottage, or taking something for a little extra pep before a long night of dancing at the club. Whatever

A man sitting with his hands pressed to his lips wondering what is considered a relapse

Relapse Isn’t The End

Posted on August 28, 2020 in Staying Sober

  Many people think that the road to addiction recovery is a straight path, but it isn’t. This road is a long and winding one, with many obstacles along the way. When it comes to substance use disorders, up to 60% of people relapse. Sixty percent probably seems like a lot of relapses, but it’s

A woman meditating. Meditation is key in order to avoid relapse

Best Habits To Start To Avoid Relapse

Posted on April 20, 2020 in Staying Sober

  Recovering Oklahoman meth addict Amanda Needham points out how it can be challenging to avoid relapse: “It’s easier to find drugs than jobs,” she says. “When you’re bored, that’s all you think about.”   Whether you’re recovering from drugs or alcohol, successful long-term recovery depends on your ability to overcome cravings to take a

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How to Stay Sober While Social Distancing

Posted on April 7, 2020 in Staying Sober

  If you’re struggling with a substance or alcohol use disorder, you can still find strategies on how to stay sober while social distancing using online resources. Calls to Indiana’s addiction hotline have surged from twenty calls a week to twenty calls a day. At Governor Eric Holcomb’s press release, Dr Jennifer Sullivan (the Family

Brad Pitt Credits Bradley Cooper For Helping Him Get Sober

Posted on January 9, 2020 in Staying Sober

When Brad Pitt was awarded best supporting actor at the National Board of Review Awards Gala Wednesday Night, he took some time to speak on his sobriety and thank the person who helped him get to this point. Airman 1st Class Tanaya M. Harms, Brad Pitt at Incirlik2, marked as public domain, more details on

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Celebrating The New Year Sober

Posted on December 31, 2019 in Staying Sober

Everyone knows that the holiday season is a time for celebration and social gatherings. Oftentimes, this means alcohol is flowing and being used. While this may not be an issue for some, for others who are trying to stay on the straight and narrow, it can be a difficult time full of urges and cravings.

A woman holding a pumpkin. We have listed ways to help you stay sober on thanksgiving

Celebrating Thanksgiving Sober

Posted on November 27, 2019 in Staying Sober

Thanksgiving, and the holiday season in general, can be a difficult time for people who are sober or trying to get sober. Obviously, in many households during this time there will be a lot of drinks flowing around which can be extremely triggering and cause many urges and cravings for people to use again. However,

A suitcase packed by a women who is moving into a sober living home

Everything You Wanted To Know About Sober Living

Posted on April 16, 2019 in Landmark Recovery, Staying Sober

What are the next steps after you’ve completed rehab? Like many you have recently graduated from a treatment program, you may feel overwhelmed by what the future holds. Integrating back into society can be an exciting and frightening prospect. For example, you be eager to rejoin your friends and enjoy your newfound sobriety, but you

A calendar where an individual can plan their saint patricks day plans

Struggling To Stay Sober On St. Patrick’s Day

Posted on March 14, 2019 in Staying Sober

When St. Patrick’s Day rolls around on March 17th it’s usually cause for celebration. Millions across the world raise a toast in celebration to this Irish holiday commemorating the life and death of St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland. While the holiday is meant to celebrate the life of a saint, it is more traditionally

A sitting man who is stressed. Stress can lead to relapse

The 5 Biggest Causes Of Relapse

Posted on January 1, 2019 in Staying Sober

Being addicted to substances is tough. Realizing you need help is a big step. Making that decision to go to an inpatient drug rehab or treatment center is incredibly important. Finishing a rehabilitation program is outstanding, but the hard work does not stop there. Often, individuals relapse after treatment. It is an unfortunate circumstance, but