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My First Valentine’s Day Sober – An Honest Answer from Recovery

My First Valentine’s Day Sober – An Honest Answer from Recovery

For this month’s #ComingClean #StayingClean series we asked a fellow blogger and recovering rockstar to share her thoughts on her first Valentine’s Day sober. Kate Arnold’s story is her own but a lot of us in rehab centers across the country can relate to her.  Kate has her own blog dedicated to her story of recovery. It’s called Chasing the…

Learned Optimism Test: The Effects Permanence on Our Beliefs

Learned Optimism Test: The Effects Permanence on Our Beliefs

This learned optimism test on permanence was created by Martine E.P. Seligman, and was designed to determine if you are more of an optimist or pessimist, based on your permanent beliefs and temporary beliefs. Understanding the difference between permanent and temporary beliefs is the first step to learning optimism. You must be able to differentiate between the two to understand…

Thoughts on Sobriety Dates & Anniversaries in Modern AA

Thoughts on Sobriety Dates & Anniversaries in Modern AA

Why Your Date is Important Every recovered addict in history knows their sobriety date, it’s tattooed on the inner walls of their mind. A big glaring date, a string of numbers that is associated with more memory and emotion than anyone else can understand. Some people really have their dates tattooed to their bodies. Sobriety anniversaries are somewhat like birthdays,…

Books: The Perfect Christmas Presents for Recovering Addicts

Books: The Perfect Christmas Presents for Recovering Addicts

Christmas is around the corner and that means gift giving. Christmas presents for recovering addicts usually fall into the category of recovery. And that makes sense. After leaving the treatment center there’s one thing that all recovering addicts find when they stop abusing drugs or alcohol:  time. Suddenly their lives are filled with oodles of time where they thought they…

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