Enjoying Your First Sober Holiday Season

By |2019-09-11T17:06:55-04:00November 8th, 2018|12 Steps, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Health, Holiday, Practicing Recovery, Relapse|

Your first year of recovery will be full of many challenges, including how to best celebrate the holidays as someone who is newly sober. The risk of relapse is higher during this time, but remaining vigilant about your recovery will help you stay on the right track. Focus on What Brings You Joy There are [...]

8 Tips for Your First Sober Thanksgiving

By |2018-10-23T13:33:09-04:00November 14th, 2017|Aftercare, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Holiday|

In the early stages of recovery, you're learning new ways to cope with everyday situations. Developing healthy habits is a big task, especially during the holiday season. If this will be your first sober Thanksgiving, stay on the path to recovery with these 8 helpful tips. 1. Be Grateful. Thanksgiving is all about counting your [...]

Sober Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

By |2018-10-23T16:43:20-04:00February 8th, 2017|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Holiday|

Valentine's Day is all about showing your love and appreciation for your significant other, but date night can feel awkward when you're newly sober. Instead of worrying about how you'll avoid the drinks at your favorite restaurant or club, why not plan an alternative Valentine's Day date? Create a Custom Scavenger Hunt A scavenger hunt [...]

Staying Sober on New Year’s Eve

By |2018-10-23T16:50:20-04:00December 22nd, 2016|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Holiday, Practicing Recovery|

For people in recovery, New Year’s Eve can present a minefield of obstacles to staying sober that aren’t present on other holidays. There is the idea that celebrating the change from one year to the next is linked with popping corks and consuming alcohol. Anyone who plans a quiet evening or who doesn’t join a [...]

Staying Sober During the Holidays

By |2018-10-23T16:52:49-04:00December 14th, 2016|Holiday, Practicing Recovery|

The holidays can be a difficult time for those who are in the early stages of recovery. If you're used to a holiday season that involves using alcohol or drugs to socialize and celebrate, navigating a sober Christmas may feel a little intimidating. Prepare yourself for the challenge with this 7-step game plan. 1. Organize [...]

An Addict’s New Year’s Resolutions

By |2018-10-23T17:27:23-04:00December 30th, 2015|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Holiday, Personal Growth|

How many times have you made New Year’s resolutions, determined that this year will be different and you will be better? We make resolutions because we don’t like ourselves the way we are. We don’t like our tiredness, our fatty parts, our busy schedules, how much (or little) money we make, how often we yell [...]

Comments Off on An Addict’s New Year’s Resolutions

On Christmas Day

By |2018-10-23T17:28:56-04:00December 25th, 2015|Holiday, Spiritual Reflections|

Christmas Morning Christmas Traditions make the holiday special. Christmas morning is when we gather in the Great Room at Bald Eagle Hospitality House to share Christmas traditions, while our residents enjoy sipping hot chocolate. Every family has their own traditions that make Christmas a special time for them. This is when we gather to reminisce [...]

Comments Off on On Christmas Day

Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols

By |2018-10-23T17:30:33-04:00December 24th, 2015|Holiday, Spiritual Reflections|

On Christmas Eve we have a Chapel service of “Lessons and Carols” to celebrate in word and song the events from the Bible that lead up to Christmas. Every day during Advent we practice singing a Christmas carol to prepare residents to participate in the carol singing on Christmas Eve. The Christmas Eve service is [...]

Comments Off on Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols

Christmas Reflection

By |2018-10-23T17:31:55-04:00December 21st, 2015|Holiday|

Christmas is a time of great blessings – a time when God’s abundant goodness is poured out on his people as they celebrate the coming of the promised Messiah in the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem. Each year during the Christmas season we have a unique opportunity to allow God to open our hearts [...]

Comments Off on Christmas Reflection

How Can the Christian Seasons of Lent and Easter Help You in Your Recovery?

By |2019-09-11T17:27:57-04:00February 18th, 2015|Holiday|

Often we see the Word of God as isolated messages stored in compartments that make it easier to digest and comprehend. When we step back and examine the big picture, it gives us an opportunity to reflect on God’s message from a different perspective. The message of salvation never changes; however, our ability to appreciate [...]

Comments Off on How Can the Christian Seasons of Lent and Easter Help You in Your Recovery?