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Life After Rehab

Olivia PennelleRecovery, Sober Living

You’re just out of a treatment center for substance use disorder. Now what?
November 10th 2017
Olivia Pennelle
Recovery, Sober Living

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Why I’m Not Sorry About My Sobriety

Megan LawrenceHope, Recovery, Sober Living

Since the beginning of my sobriety, I have had to answer numerous questions about it, including, Why? Did you have a problem? What made you quit? So like, you’re NEVER going to drink again?
November 8th 2017
Megan Lawrence
Hope, Recovery, Sober Living

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4 Hobbies I Discovered in Recovery

The Recovery VillageRecovery, Sober Living

Have you ever considered how much time it takes to maintain an active substance dependence?
November 6th 2017
The Recovery Village
Recovery, Sober Living

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Found People Find People: Meet Alumni Michael Griggs

Mike CandelariaRecovery, Rehab, Sober Living

Michael Griggs went from “extreme resistance” to a model resident in treatment. Now, he’s a senior house manager at Next Step Village, showing the way for others.
November 3rd 2017
Mike Candelaria
Recovery, Rehab, Sober Living

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How to Celebrate Halloween Without the Haunting Hangover

Camille RenzoniSober Living

Pumpkins and goblins and bats, oh my! It’s that time of year — Halloween is here! What will you be doing on that frightful night? ... Read more
October 30th 2017
Camille Renzoni
Sober Living

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Top 5 Habits That Keep Me Recovering

Megan LawrenceRecovery, Sober Living

My life is a testament to the power of habits — both bad and good. Today I’m in recovery because of bad habits that turned into addictions over time.
October 18th 2017
Megan Lawrence
Recovery, Sober Living

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How Sober Living Saved My Life

The Recovery VillageSober Living

For two years before I got sober, I was homeless. Admittedly, I lived out of a car for the first six months of those years. But it didn’t take long before I lost the car, too.
October 13th 2017
The Recovery Village
Sober Living

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Addiction recovery

Exploring the Role of Good Nutrition in Addiction Recovery

The Recovery VillageRecovery, Sober Living

When a person has a serious addiction, the primary focus is breaking the addiction cycle, and many times basic quality-of-life issues like proper nutrition are ... Read more
October 11th 2017
The Recovery Village
Recovery, Sober Living

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Always Recovering, Never Recovered

Megan LawrenceAddiction / Recovery Stories, Sober Living

I have been recovering for a little over two years now, and I never plan to stop. In fact, I will never be done recovering...
October 9th 2017
Megan Lawrence
Addiction / Recovery Stories, Sober Living

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A Shift in Perspective: Celebrate Recovery Instead of Shaming ‘Defective Behavior’

Olivia PennelleSober Living

I recoiled in horror at my first step five—where we share an inventory of harms, resentments, sexual misconduct, and fears—and was devastated by the endless list of defective thinking that my sponsor had pointed out.
October 5th 2017
Olivia Pennelle
Sober Living