Using a sober coach can help you stay sober, while minimizing your risk of exposure to the virus.
If you’re like a lot of people, you’re struggling right now. You might be white-knuckling it through early sobriety during a global pandemic, or finding yourself using drugs and alcohol more and more, tipping the scales from acceptable use to problematic abuse. If you’re in either of those situations, finding a sober partner to help you though recovery can be an important tool.
The best part of sober fun? There’s zero chance of a hangover. Looking around pop culture, it can seem like fun is inextricably tied to drinking, partying, and even drug use. Once you’ve gone through treatment and are living in recovery, you realize that these activities might seem fun at the time, but they’re actually part of a pattern of self-destructive behavior.Read More
Overcoming an addiction during the summer can seem daunting, but there’s truly no time like the present. If you’re struggling with addiction to drugs or alcohol and are considering taking the next step, this blog will help you understand RCA’s programs designed to help you overcome your addiction and begin your life in recovery.Read More
Surely one of the lessons of the past few months in dealing with COVID-19 has been the value of developing patience. In our Family & Friends meetings here at SMART, we often stress the importance of patience. Why? It’s because we recognize that it takes time for change to happen.Read More
Dave could hardly look his wife in the eyes anymore. His struggle was real, and it was intense. It was beyond daily – it was minute-by-minute. Yet, the thought of telling his wife that he was addicted to painkillers was nearly as crippling as the withdrawal he suffered when he didn’t take the pills.Read More
Substance use disorders have clear connections to certain risk factors. One-well established link – and the subject of intensive research – is the link between post-traumatic stress disorder and substance use disorder. The presence of trauma is a clear risk factor for later substance abuse, and the use of substances to self-medicate make PTSD symptoms worse, leading to a vicious cycle that is difficult to break.Read More