Sobriety Themed Gifts for Dad, Recovery Gifts for Fathers Day

Not only will these keep your loved one occupied they will also learn a new skill and may discover a new hobby. You can even cater it to interests your loved one has as there are many options. Whether it is a garden kit, a cooking kit, or something else, there are a number of online tools to help keep your loved one occupied. It can be a great way for your loved one to celebrate their sobriety anniversary. There…

So You’re Trying to Stay Sober Without AA?

If you have a problem with drug addiction or alcohol abuse and don’t feel comfortable with 12-step programs, don’t give up on being able to beat your addiction. Although 12-step programs have a history of much success in helping drug addicts and alcoholics recover from substance use disorder, they aren’t the only options for beating addiction. I wanted also to respond to Lenny, who raises some very good questions. An interesting paradox you point out too, in that if we…

Tips for Managing You Sweets Cravings in Recovery During the Holiday Season

Sugar affects the brain like addictive drugs⁴, which makes sugar particularly tempting for people with a substance use disorder. People with substance use disorders often experience intense sugar cravings. Even the original printing of The Big Bookin Alcoholics Anonymous mentions a physician who encouraged newly sober alcoholics to keep chocolate or alcoholics crave sugar candy on hand to help manage alcohol cravings. It is not uncommon for individuals who have a history of substance abuse to not take care of…