Can Your Relationship Survive Early Sobriety?

Can Your Relationship Survive Early Sobriety?

You and your significant other may have survived the throes of addiction, and that’s great! But can your relationship survive early sobriety? Congratulations! You’re sober—and the relationship you were in before you got clean has somehow survived. There are no...
Dealing with Your Family After Rehab

Dealing with Your Family After Rehab

Although it can be repetitive, it is best to take dealing with your family after rehab one day at a time. “How long will you have to go to meetings?” “Will you be able to drink champagne at my wedding?” “Was it something that I did? Am I to blame for making you an...
When Your Love Interest Undermines Your Sobriety

When Your Love Interest Undermines Your Sobriety

When a love interest undermines your sobriety, even if the intent is not malicious, it should be a warning sign to you. “You go to too many meetings.” Nicole and I had been dating for six weeks when she told me this. At the time, I had nearly a year and a half sober....
Tips for Visiting a Loved One Who Is Newly Sober

Tips for Visiting a Loved One Who Is Newly Sober

Once a person leaves addiction treatment, they have hopefully thought about how life will be afterward and what it will be like to live a sober life. For your loved one who is newly sober, the first few weeks can be trying. Relapses have a tendency to occur soon after...
Building Bridges in Addiction Recovery

Building Bridges in Addiction Recovery

When it comes to building bridges in addiction recovery, expect a variety of responses. In the early days of recovery, it’s common for a newly sober person to be anxious about restoring the relationships they damaged with friends and family when they were using. It’s...