Sober Living Today! Blog

February 15, 2019
Sober Living for Women in Carlsbad California
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February 8, 2019
How can mindfulness help your recovery?

Mindfulness is a form of meditation that is recommended to people who suffer from anxiety and stress. Mindfulness can help you live in the moment, let go of negative emotions, and get in touch with yourself and your emotions in a positive manner. When you practice mindfulness on a daily basis, you’ll find that your […]

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February 6, 2019
Having fun in Sobriety!

Getting clean is a challenge, but once you’ve gotten through the detox and the first few months of recovery, you may wonder what else there is. Meetings and support groups are a great way to get out your feelings and learn more about yourself. But you can’t spend 24 hours a day working on yourself. […]

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January 15, 2019
Staying clean is the top priority in everyone’s life once they find recovery. You can do your best to avoid temptation by working your recovery program. You know it’s important to stay away from people, places and things that tempt you. However, life is unpredictable. Sometimes you run into old friends at the grocery store or on the street. Other times, you may simply be forced to go to a work function and somebody may offer you a drink. You don’t have to tell anybody you’re in recovery if you don’t want to. After all, 12-step programs are anonymous because addiction still has stigma. Here are 25 ways to say no to a drink or drug. Practice them, just in case. Always be polite but firm. If a person tries to push you once you’ve answered, be prepared to walk away. If you’re at an event and feel pressured, do something else. “No, thank you!” “Not tonight, thanks!” “I am getting up really early tomorrow.” “Sorry, I quit” “Sorry, I don’t drink.” “I can’t, I’m driving.” “My doctor told me to quit.” “I promised my husband I won’t drink tonight!” “My wife would kill me!” (Clear it with her, first!) “ Thanks, but I’m the designated driver.” “Thanks for thinking of me, but I can’t tonight.” “No thanks! I’ve drank enough to last a lifetime!” “No thanks! I’ve been sober for a year now!” “No thanks. I don’t want to, tonight.” “No thanks, I’ve got an early meeting tomorrow!” “Sorry, it makes me sick!” “No thanks, I’ve got an allergy!” “I’m already dehydrated enough, not tonight!” “Thanks, but I make really bad decisions when I drink!” “I don’t drink, but thanks!” “Drinking really messes with my health.” “I can’t, I have a drinking problem.” “I’m too sleepy to drink tonight.” “I can’t – I’m on medication that makes it dangerous.” “No thanks! I’m quitting for a while.” There are many other ways to inform people that you quit drinking or using drugs. When you’re in a party scenario or random situation, it’s usually not the time for long-winded explanations. Saying “no” gets easier the longer you’ve been clean and sober, and after a while it comes naturally. Sometimes being creative is fun and helps difuse an awkward situation. Do what feels right for you and call your sponsor for guidance when you need it.
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January 11, 2019
Vision Boards work!!!
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January 5, 2019
New Year Goals 2019

Use Vision boards to start the New Year goal setting!  This sober living does many activities during the year and favor our vision board activity night.  We do these boards always in January and through out the year when someone new comes in and wants to put there goal on a board.  We feel that […]

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December 28, 2018
Sober New Year's Celebrations!

How to have a safe happy New Year party in Sober Living?  It is a difficult transaction to go from the life of the party to drinking coffee in a sober living home in North County San Diego.  It is almost culture shock and a needed change for someone that has the physical allergy to […]

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December 16, 2018
What is the Gift of YOU?

This holiday season doesn't have to make you broke or stressed about spending too much money.  We all have special attributes that are unique and desirable.  Some people know what these special attributes are automatically and for some it may not be as obvious.  Let's explore what that may be for you - ask the […]

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December 6, 2018
How to Juggle the Holiday with family?

Best advice is to stop worrying and make the most of it. If you’re busy and you have a lot of events and a lot of family members to see, embrace it and welcome the connections, After all, not everyone is lucky enough to be so in demand for the holidays.

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November 27, 2018
How to stay sober during the holidays.

Develop a plan to protect your sobriety ahead of any holiday event and activity that could potentially trigger relapse to substance abuse. This may mean going to a Twelve Step meeting before or after the event, attending the festivities with your sponsor or a sober friend, or making sure you can leave the gathering at […]

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