Addiction in the Nursing Profession

Addiction in the Nursing Profession

Nursing is a wonderful, respectable, and rewarding profession, and most who choose it love it – even despite the long hours, challenges, and intense demands of the job.  Nurses are a vital part of health care sector, and are often even more involved in direct patient...
Dealing with Transfer Addictions

Dealing with Transfer Addictions

There are many different names for the term transfer addiction.   This common occurrence can also be referred to as addiction replacement, cross addiction, or a substitute addiction.  No matter what you call them, as someone in recovery, they are something you...
Depression in Early Recovery and When to Seek Help

Depression in Early Recovery and When to Seek Help

Experiencing depression in recovery – particularly in early recovery – is extremely common.  When someone finally breaks free from his or her addiction and begins living a clean and sober lifestyle, it seems as if everything should appear new, bright, celebratory, and...
How to Find a Date When You Are Clean and Sober

How to Find a Date When You Are Clean and Sober

Now that you have been clean and sober for a while, you are feeling strong and confident – and that’s great. You are successfully moving down your own personal path to recovery, and everything seems to be working out just the way you’d hoped and planned.  However,...
Best Ways to Travel Sober.

Best Ways to Travel Sober.

Traveling in recovery can be challenging, but it can also be one of the most rewarding things you will ever do.  When you were an active drug or alcohol abuser, there were likely many things keeping you from seeing the rest of your state, your country or the...
Stream of Consciousness Journaling

Stream of Consciousness Journaling

Journaling in recovery can be great for you!  Writing down your thoughts and feelings can help alleviate stress and can teach you a great deal about yourself.  Writing daily is an excellent habit to start, and once you get in the swing of it, the benefits are...