Abstinence & Recovery

Abstinence & Recovery

Words carry a lot of power, especially to anyone who has battled substance, gambling or sex addiction. Most support groups are aware of how certain things can turn people right back to a relapse, and how some “trigger words” can entice addiction back to life and are best avoided in the context of therapy and support networks.
Are you a recovering addict, or are you committed to be an abstaining one […]

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Kelly J.L. Raleigh, NC

The decision to reach out for help is hard, embarrassing, and extremely difficult. When I was introduced to Leo, he immediately took me under his care and has been devoted to my recovery ever since. Working with IGotSober is one of the best decisions I have ever made. Leo helped me find the right resources for medical care that immediately sent my road to recovery in the right direction.
I’ve been […]

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Recovery Coaching For Addiction Treatments

Recovery Coaching For Addiction Treatments

What is Recovery Coaching or Addiction Life Coaching?
Addiction life coaching, also known as recovery coaching, is a form of strength-based behavioral health support for someone who has a substance use disorder or is in recovery. It’s a way to change a person’s life by altering their thought process. Professional recovery coaches help an addict to make better life decisions and spend less time struggling. They can assist in many different […]

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Katy D. Testimonial

This program has really been working great for me. I was in and out of AA for over 5 years and maybe I just wasn’t ‘ready’ as we say in recovery. I know people get sober going to meetings but it just wasn’t me. Actually a lot of meetings I went to I’d wind up drinking afterward, and I know I’m responsible for my actions but I’m just saying. And […]

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Mick M. Testimonial

I am a former law enforcement officer and went through a lot of really heavy stuff, and I turned to to alcohol to escape all my issues. I really just shut down and used alcohol to cope with pretty much everything in life after awhile. I went through two inpatient programs and an intensive outpatient but they just didn’t seem to stick. I was ok for awhile and then it […]

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One Drink Is Too Many A Thousand Not Enough

One Drink Is Too Many A Thousand Not Enough

The old AA adage: “One drink is too many a thousand not enough,” refers to the fact that alcoholics who are sober are assumed to return to their evil ways after even a small slip (known as a relapse). This notion is meant to warn AA members to resist temptation lest they find themselves right back where they started. Or worse.
Most research into sobriety considers a person a success only if they remain […]

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Dealing with Denial

Dealing with Denial

Millions of people are affected by drug and alcohol abuse. Not only does it affect those who are abusing and addicted to substances, but it also affects their loved ones.
If someone you love has a problem with drugs or alcohol, there’s no doubt that you want them to get the help that they need. However, you can’t force an addict to get help; they have to want to be helped. […]

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Why Romantic Relationships in Early Sobriety are a Bad Idea

Why Romantic Relationships in Early Sobriety are a Bad Idea

Recovering from an addiction can be very difficult. One important and common pieces of advice given to addicts who are early in the recovery process is to wait for a period of time before they enter any type of romantic relationship. It is often recommended to wait at least a year. There are several reasons why a person should wait at least this long before they try to be involved […]

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Is “Relapse is Part of Recovery” Just a Convenient Excuse?

Is “Relapse is Part of Recovery” Just a Convenient Excuse?

If you’ve ever been through the road from addiction to recovery, you’ll know that it’s not as much one long journey as it is several smaller ones – and these smaller journeys involve the recovered addict taking things day by day as they happen.
Then there’s the ever-dreaded relapse that’s often sold to addicts as something to accept as part as recovery –  but the question has to be asked as […]

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Addiction and Codependency: Why so common?

Addiction and Codependency: Why so common?

Addiction and codependency are two conditions that commonly occur together. Because of this, they have to be treated as a unit – and if they’re not, the addiction can simply recur in the form of a relapse in a few weeks, months or years after recovery.
Have you battled through an addiction and would like to know how codependency are related, or would you like to know how the potential link […]

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