Signs of Alcohol Relapse: When to Be Ready
If you or a loved one is on the road to recovery from alcohol addiction, you may be wondering about relapsing. Does everyone relapse? Is it an inevitable experience overcoming addiction? How do you know if a person is going to relapse? Though not everyone experiences an alcohol relapse, it is something that many addicts
What to Do When an Alcoholic Relapses – Be Prepared for Anything
When an alcoholic falls into relapse, it can be a scary time for everyone. The person can experience a flood of emotions from anger, disappointment, guilt, or even apathy. If this sounds like you or someone you love, you may be wondering what to do. How can I get back on track? Should I join
Creating a relapse prevention plan
One of the most difficult things to come to terms with, when on the road to recovery, is the fact that a relapse is likely. Around 40-60% of people recovering from physical addictions will relapse when being rehabilitated, (alcohol.org). While this number may seem high, it is important to realize that relapse is not an
How Long Does It Take To Get Sober?
“How long is it gonna take me to get sober?” he asked nervously on the phone. “It honestly depends on so many different factors but there is a single factor more important than the rest” I replied. Do you know what that is? Most people assume that it is how much alcohol they drink. And
Relapse Prevention Plan Example
Sometimes you just need a simple relapse prevention plan example to help you understand what it should look like. Developing a simple approach to ensuring lifelong sobriety means planning ahead to avoid relapse. Avoiding relapse is obviously a key goal for anyone and nobody should assume failure however preparing in advance gets you thinking about
Why are Sober People so Boring?
“Doesn’t being sober make you boring though?” Ugh. This is a phrase I’ve heard time and time again here at Soberfromhome.com and LiveRehab.com. Over the years we’ve helped thousands of students earn a sober life and keep working towards long term sobriety. And I can’t think of a single one of them who was boring!
How to write a relapse prevention plan
People often want to know how to write a relapse prevention plan when they first begin their journey of sobriety. Preparing for the possibility of slipping back into your old ways ensures that if something does pop up you won’t be surprised. Relapse will always be a possibility, whether you are at the start of
Building a Solid Relapse Prevention Plan
Do you have a relapse prevention plan yet? There’s a common misconception that relapse is just a part of getting sober – this couldn’t be further from the truth. Somewhere along the way, people became convinced that you simply had to relapse if you were fighting for your sobriety. Between 40 percent and 60 percent
How to Get Sober Without AA: Why That May Be the Best Option for You
Many people feel like they have no control in their life. Often times this lack of control can be traced back to issues with alcohol and drinking. If you’re feeling this way it might be time for you to give sobriety a real shot. Once you decide to leave behind the life of addiction, you
Going Cold Turkey Won’t Work – Here’s Why
According to the World Health Organization, alcohol abuse kills at least 3.3 million people yearly. Although this is a big concern, it’s not the only one. Alcohol abuse often has adverse effects in your life. From relationship issues and financial difficulties to health challenges and legal problems, it never gets easy for an alcohol abuser
Why Fitness is Important in Recovery
If you are in the process of alcohol recovery, then you will know how important it is to focus on your mental and physical health. Recovery is all about putting yourself first, while letting others be there for you during this challenging, but life-changing time. This can be hard to do if you have always
16 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Sobriety
“Are you sabotaging your own sobriety?” It was the first time I had asked this question to a client and I was nervous about her response. “Well…when you put it like that… I guess I am” she replied gingerly. I realized then at that point I was on to something. Sabotage. Sobriety is a tricky
The Complete Guide to Alcohol Relapse
Did you know? Relapse statistics shockingly show that more than 85% of individuals relapse! How can this be the case? Alcohol relapse is, unfortunately, a major factor in almost every person’s attempt, successful or not, at recovery. However, the statistics for those who are in rehab are significantly higher than other approaches. But, that’s not
6 weird triggers – and what to do about them!
BAM! You turn on the radio and that song comes on. You know the one I’m talking about right? The one that reminds you of THAT night. Memories, emotions and feelings all come flooding back like a bad dream. Unfortunately, part of beating an addiction is dealing with triggers. Triggers can lead to a relapse
Why journaling is important for sobriety
Journaling is important for sobriety for a number of reasons. We love journaling here at Live Rehab and recommend it as part of our programs. Journaling is good not just for those who are recovering from an addiction but really everybody. However, in sobriety, journaling can take on some pretty significant importance. According to the
Can I control my drinking habit?
The short answer is no! The longer answer is a bit more complicated. For some people, consuming alcohol just isn’t a problem or an issue. They easily have a drink every now and again without worrying about it. In fact, I know quite a few people like that who maybe only drink 1 or 2
5 Top Reasons to Get Sober from Home
Thinking of getting sober from home? Now might be the time to do so. In today’s strange world many people are finding themselves locked down inside their own homes dealing with alcohol or drug problems. If you are one of those people, then now is the perfect time to get sober. This lockdown has caused