18 Jan 2023

What is the 12-Step Program? The 12-Step recovery program was originally promoted by Alcoholic Anonymous. The program is a free peer group offered nationwide at treatment centers and rehabilitation clinics. This group is a very important part of long-term addiction recovery. Attending these groups provides a sense of community, holds you accountable and refrains those […]

03 Jan 2023

How to Throw a Fun Sober Party for Friends & Family Life in addiction recovery is full of sober firsts – dates, dinner, events, holidays, birthdays, anniversaries and much more. Many of these celebrations involve either hosting or attending parties. If you’ve been to an alcohol or drug addiction treatment facility, you’ve learned tips to […]

18 Oct 2022

Don’t Stress the Holiday Season: Coping Tips to Avoid Relapse The holiday season is quickly approaching, which can be filled with all kinds of stress, especially for those in recovery from drug addiction or alcohol use disorder. An unexpected event or emotion can easily trigger cravings. Without the proper tools and stability, relapse during the […]

01 Oct 2022

What is the DDAP? The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), formerly known as the Department of Health, was officially formed in Pennsylvania in July 2012. The goal of the DDAP is to provide education, intervention and treatment programs to reduce drug and alcohol abuse and dependency for residents in Pennsylvania. Their mission statement […]

20 Sep 2022

Why it is Necessary to End Harmful Relationships with Drug & Alcohol Users for Long-Term Recovery Men and women recovering from addiction to drugs and alcohol must actively work to protect their sobriety. While it is not required for newly sober people, cutting ties with old friends who still regularly participate in drug and alcohol […]

13 Sep 2022

Key Reasons to Volunteer as Part of your Recovery Journey People adjusting to a sober life must find fun, productive and interesting ways to spend their free time. Healthy hobbies like exercise, art, meditation and volunteering allow you to manage your free time and avoid triggers that could lead to relapse. Incorporating community volunteer work […]

10 Aug 2022

Guide to Navigating Life Post Sober Living Housing A sober living home provides a safe, structured and protective environment after drug & alcohol rehabilitation. Once your 60- or 90-day stay is complete, it is time to transition back home. Whether that means moving in with family or going off on your own, post sober living […]