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What is Sobriety?

By Dr. Raju Hajela SOBRIETY = ABSTINENCE + RECOVERY People often associate the term ‘sobriety’ or ‘being sober’ as the opposite of being intoxicated, hence, thinking that sobriety is achieved once one has established abstinence from the substance that may … Continue reading

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Dealing with triggers in recovery

By Paige Abbott, Registered Psychologist   We associate with summer with the sun, heat, fun, leisure activities and good times. Within this, however, lurk a lot of potential dangers for people in recovery like women in short skirts, parties filled … Continue reading

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Triggers

By Michele B., Grateful Recovering Addict Triggers. These are a hot topic in the sober living community. It’s been my experience that literally everything can be a trigger and, given the right combination of hunger, anger, loneliness and tiredness (HALT), … Continue reading

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Relapse Pathways

By Ms. Paige Abbott, M.Sc., R.Psych. Environment, exposure and stress have long been known to be the three major pathways to relapse and have most recently been built into the American Society of Addiction Medicine Definition of Addiction. If one, … Continue reading

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Shame

By Kathy (Clean date July 28, 2012. Issues: Full catastrophe living with a little help from my friends) While my mother was recuperating after having her lower leg amputated, her sister came to visit and went to sit at the … Continue reading

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