What is Emotional Sobriety?

emotional sobriety

The technical definition of emotional sobriety is hard to come by. This could be because emotional sobriety, like many aspects of the addiction treatment process, is fiercely individual and means different things for different people. It’s true that emotional sobriety certainly embodies a number of different concepts. In fact, according to Dr. Allen Berger, emotional […]

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Is Treatment a Full Time Job?

With partial hospitalization programs and intensive outpatient programs, treatment doesn’t have to be a full time job. Treatment itself, however, is not any less intensive or demanding, nor does it produce any less of a result when it comes to changing a life. Even with an outpatient model, it’s important that clients stay as dedicated […]

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Counting Our Holiday Blessings

Counting Our Holiday Blessings

You might have heard: Christmas is literally right around the corner! By now Thanksgiving is a few weeks away, and while we may or may not still have any turkey left in the fridge, we can probably all attest to experiencing a generally more pleasant mood when we’re out and about. People tend to be […]

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Making the Most out of a Second Chance

Making the Most out of a Second Chance

You’re hollow. You have no control. You feel pain, but you’ve gotten so used to it by now that it’s become your new normal. Friends have left you. Family is leaving. Work is all but a distant dream, because you can’t even bring yourself to concentrate on something else long enough to be halfway productive. […]

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Enjoying a Sober Holiday Season

Enjoying a Sober Holiday Season

For many people, the time right between Thanksgiving and Christmas is the happiest time of the year. Family members are happier, friends are friendlier, and strangers don’t seem as strange. For others, though, the holiday season can be tough. Some of us have lost loved ones, experienced devastation, or just had some rough times during […]

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Two No-Nonsense Reasons to Stay Sober

reasons to stay sober

There are actually more reasons to stay sober than there are to use drugs or drink alcohol. After going through addiction treatment, many people find renewed confidence and vigor, and are motivated to pursue a substance free life with everything they have. However, as with anything, even those that have recovered from addiction are not […]

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