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Recent News & Addiction & Recovery Information

The Sober Revolution Is Here

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For many people in recovery, the idea of socializing without alcohol seems strange. They’ve spent their lives associating parties with booze and don’t know anyone who attends an event without a drink in their hand. 

However, there are signs that a cultural shift is underway—and that choosing to remain sober is becoming much more common. In fact, some have gone so far as to state that there is a sober revolution encouraging people from all backgrounds to either forgo alcohol consumption entirely or substantially limit their drinking. 


How to Stay Sober When Your Partner Still Drinks

It can be incredibly difficult to try to maintain your sobriety when your partner isn’t supportive of your efforts. In this post, the team from Waypoint Recovery Center’s South Carolina residential substance abuse treatment program shares a few tips to help you navigate this challenging situation.


How to Manage Social Anxiety Without Alcohol

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If you’re in recovery from an alcohol use disorder, you may be worried about how you’ll manage social anxiety without drinking. Alcohol is often used as a way to ease nerves in social situations, which is why learning how to manage anxiety and socialize without drinking is an essential part of the recovery process.


Postpartum Depression and Addiction: Understanding the Connection

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Giving birth is undoubtedly a life-changing experience, but fluctuating hormone levels combined with sleep deprivation can put new mothers at risk of postpartum depression. In some cases, postpartum depression can lead to struggles with substance abuse.  

Addiction, like postpartum depression, is a serious illness—not a character flaw. Women who are struggling with their mental health after childbirth deserve access to care that will help them manage their condition and provide ongoing support as they adjust to the demands of parenthood. 


Making Amends: A Crucial Part of the 12 Steps

If you’re participating in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or a similar 12-Step program, you’ve probably heard that making amends is an important part of your recovery journey. However, you may be wondering exactly what this involves. 

In the simplest terms, “amends” are defined as “compensation for loss or injury.” This means that you’re being asked to compensate the people you’ve hurt as a result of your addiction. 


Forgiveness in Recovery: How to Forgive Yourself and Others

It’s quite common for people with substance use disorders to turn to alcohol or drugs to process emotional trauma. However, getting drunk or high is only a temporary solution. You can’t truly heal until you’ve addressed the source of your guilt, shame, anger, hurt, or frustration. You must learn to forgive yourself as well as those who’ve caused you harm. 

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