What is it Like Living Sober?

Adjusting to a sober lifestyle for an addict can be a scary transition. Of course, everyone’s sober journey is unique to them. Whatever we had been addicted to was a crutch and as soon as we get rid of that crutch, we have to face reality. Those who look at this as a negative experience are missing the very point of sobriety. Sobriety is positive; Reality is freedom.

Shame and Guilt
Shame and Guilt

11 June 2018

Shame can hold us back and make us feel like we are not adequate.  Don’t allow your shame to take over and keep you from reaching your goals. The past is the past and it is time for you to make a better and brighter future.  

Set Recovery Goals
Set Recovery Goals

28 May 2018

Setting goals while in recovery and getting sober can make a huge difference.  Use the SMART Goals acronym.  Create specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound goals.   You can make goals that are short-term and some that long-term.  Short term goals are typically around a month, while long-term goals can be a year or more. Going to an alcohol treatment center or addiction treatment center may be your first step.

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Bringing the Recovery Community Together

Have you found yourself asking around for opportunities as a woman in recovery?  Talbot House hosts a monthly potluck on the first Thursday along with a Women’s Recovery speaker.  This gives an opportunity for the women of the recovery community to come together and support one another.  The speakers give words of encouragement and stories about their experiences to help those going through addiction and recovery.

Growth and Recovery
Growth and Recovery

30 April 2018

If you are in recovery, you know that staying busy with sober activities is crucial.  Do not even give yourself an opportunity to start turning back to your addiction.  With the beautiful weather appearing and the option of staying outside longer, gardening is a wonderful hobby that we certainly recommend!   Think of the growth of your garden like the growth you have witnessed through your recovery journey.

When the Dam Breaks...
When the Dam Breaks...

13 April 2018

When the dam breaks, and everything crashes in around you; the addiction seems to swallow you up. We have to remind ourselves that it is okay to reach out to get help.  If you were drowning you would want someone to throw you a life preserver.  

Bloom in Adversity
Bloom in Adversity

26 March 2018

Bird are chirping, flowers are blooming, the weather is getting warmer…. signs of spring are slowly showing themselves.  Winter is finally over and to some that is glorious! The season change from winter to spring can remind us of our sober journeys. In the winter, our surroundings may be dull and depressing. Almost all of the plants have died and the bright colors of fall have disappeared.

Sober Living Home Vs. Halfway House

What is the difference between a sober living home and a halfway house?  While they have some slight differences, the term can be used interchangeably depending on the facility.