Living Sober

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The Surprising Benefits of Journaling Your Next Chapter in Recovery

Believe it or not, journaling your thoughts can improve both your mental and physical health. It's also a personal, creative way to work through recovery — let's get started!

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Let’s Celebrate Recovery Month!

Millions of hopeful stories emerge from addiction. We're saluting all the fantastic folks in recovery — and everyone who helped, and helps, them along the way.

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The Definitive Guide to Sober Travel

Vacations shouldn't be nerve-racking, but in recovery, it's not always that simple. We asked three sober travel pros how to make your trips fun — and more fulfilling than ever.

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What It Means To Be LGBTQ+ in Recovery

Dignity, safety, confidence: People in the LGBTQ+ community want what everyone needs when it comes to addiction recovery and mental health. Stellar supporters are making sure they get it.

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Breaking Through Peer Pressure: Substances Edition

However you feel about alcohol, drugs and sobriety, you probably don't like being peer pressured! But it can happen in sly and persuasive ways. Get yourself geared up to respond.

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What Does a Healthy Sober Routine Look Like?

Dread not routines! They turn newfound sources of strength and joy into regular companions.

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How To Rock Sobriety in High School and College

Will there be pressure to use drugs and alcohol? Probably. Will you make mistakes? Sure. But being young and sober feels great, and you might be surprised by how many people are doing it.

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Romance in Recovery: Dating Do’s and Don’ts

Yes, you're allowed to date. Yes, it could get complicated. But connection is a beautiful thing in recovery if you pursue it mindfully — here's how.

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Don’t Be Shy, Jump Into Volunteering

Whether NASA or PETA is more your speed, volunteering will keep you stimulated, introduce you to a community and give you a way to give back, sober.

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How To Hack the Holidays in Recovery

It's perfectly normal to feel anxious or triggered around this season and all its so-called merriment. But you don't need to fear Christmas and New Year's. Just keep a few things in mind.

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The Old Way Didn’t Work: Solving Problems in Recovery

Open communication and taking ownership aren't easy, but get to know them, and you can do some real repair work. Here's how.

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Hey Now, You’re an All-Star: A Guide to Affirmations and Mantras

If you're in recovery, you have courage, willpower, discipline and more. Positive self-affirmations help you remember this and motivate you to stay on track. Here's how to practice them.

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