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When to Call Your AA Sponsor

When to Call Your AA Sponsor Knowing when to call your AA sponsor is sometimes difficult and confusing. We’ve put together the top 10 times you should call your sponsor. 1. If you find yourself stressed out by friends, family, work, school or in any situation (ex. during the holidays), you should pick up the…

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Understanding Nature vs. Nurture of Alcoholism

For decades, scientists have studied the link between genetics and addiction to work and determine a better understanding of the nature vs. nurture of alcoholism and addiction in general. They were searching for a simple answer to one question:  Is addiction genetic or not? This is often referred to as the “nurture vs nature” addiction…

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7 Tips for Staying Sober During the Holidays

Staying Sober For The Holidays Here are some tips for protecting your sobriety, preventing relapse and how to handle delicate situations. There’s a tendency to approach the holidays with unrealistic expectations and the normal holiday festivities can be more complicated for everyone if you don’t set some boundaries and expectations. Just traveling over a holiday…

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Seven Things Recovering Addicts Want You to Know

What Recovering Addicts Want You To Know Recovering addicts are often looked upon with consternation, largely due to misconceptions or generalization. If you ever had the opportunity to sit and talk with someone in this position, here is what recovering addicts want you to know: They never chose to become an addict. Although they chose…

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Signs of a High-Functioning Addict

A person who can function while addicted to drugs presents a special and unique kind of risk because they often can mask their addiction. Friends and family might have little idea of the turmoil that their loved one faces. Recognizing the signs of a high functioning drug addict is essential to get them help and…

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How To Support a Sober Partner or Loved One

If your loved one has gone through an addiction treatment program and is perhaps in a sober living home, you may want to know how to support a sober loved one and how you will be able to contact them when they are in a sober living home. While sober living homes in Orange County…

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Going Back to Work After Rehab

Going back to work after rehab doesn’t need to be a headache, and there are acts and laws in place to protect you.  Perhaps you’ve been avoiding getting treatment for alcohol use disorder or substance use disorder because you fear it might harm your career, or even prevent you from getting hired by other employers. …