Sober Gift Guide
The holidays can be a challenging time of year for people in recovery: boozy parties, lots of social events, and stressful family dynamics. It may also be your first sober holiday and you don’t know how to navigate it, without relapse. Last, what do you get a loved one for Christmas if they’re sober? Fear […]
Recovery Capital & Its Impact on Recovery Outcomes
When it comes to addiction recovery, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. There are a number of individual factors that determine the right type of addiction treatment and risks when a person leaves treatment. This means it can be difficult to determine successful recovery outcomes. However, there is a formula that researchers say greatly influence the […]
Top Ten Addiction Recovery Books
In our latest blog for National Recovery Month we’ve selected our top ten recovery-related books that can help you, or your loved one, on their recovery journey. Why read a recovery-related book? Books are a powerful resource for people in recovery. Not just memoirs of people getting sober — although these can be great! — […]
What is the Definition of Recovery?
Recovery has evolved into such a broad term today — it can mean recovering from an illness, grief, substance use disorder, cancer, and even codependency. Like SHE RECOVERS says, We’re all recovering from something. And in the context of addiction, the term has also changed over the years too. This is in part as a […]
The Evolution of National Recovery Month
Recovery is now a loaded word. It’s the umbrella term that describes the act of healing from various facets of life. Did you notice how I didn’t say substances or alcohol or drugs? Because recovery now includes all of these things, plus more life issues like grief, anxiety, pregnancy loss, cancer, trauma, codependency, eating disorders, […]
What is Overdose Awareness Day & Why is it Important?
In some situations, the unfortunate reality of addiction can mean death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, overdose is a leading cause of death in America — that’s why International Overdose Awareness Day is important. It seeks to raise awareness of overdose, educate about how to reverse overdose and prevent death, and […]
Key Strategies for Relapse Prevention
Substance use disorder treatment is intended to promote long-term recovery and prevent returning to use (relapse). However, that isn’t always the case. In this blog we outline the key strategies to help people maintain recovery and prevent relapse. What is Relapse Prevention? While all treatments for addiction are intended to prevent returning to use, there […]
Art & Addiction Recovery
Art is a pursuit that many people in recovery discover for themselves. It can be a useful coping strategy, a means of escape, and even a new skill to develop. This week’s blog is an interview with award winning photographer Michael Blanchard, author of Through a Sober Lens, about how he uses art to maintain […]