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What Gratitude Can Do For You...Especially if You're in Recovery

If you're in recovery from addiction, then perhaps you already know why you want to stay sober. See how gratitude can help you with sobriety in your life.

VIDEO: Jodie Sweetin Opens Up About Her Struggle with Sobriety on DWTS

Jodie Sweetin is most popularly known as Stephanie Tanner, from the 90s sitcom, Full House. Full House was a part of Sweetin's life from when she was 5 to 13. In the video below she describes leaving her Full House family as a "big shift" in her life. She also states that this was the first real loss she had ever experienced, and because of that she didn't know how to grieve. This lead her to getting involved with drugs and alcohol. Watch Sweetin open up about her sobriety in the video below:

Adult Children of Alcoholics

There  a quite a few adults who lived with an alcoholic while growing up. According to an article on Psychology Today, Ann Smith says, 18% of adults grew up with an alcoholic. As a child they may not realize that they are living with an alcoholic or that living with one is affecting them. Most don't even realize the scars, until they get older. Therapy is effective in helping adult children of alcoholics. Below are some important elements of effective treatment and recovery.

Help With Your Drinking or Drug Use Can Begin with an Addiction Therapist

It’s rather common for a person to come home from a long day at work and have a glass of wine or a beer. However, when the body and the brain come to rely upon having that drink then there might be a problem. If you’re drinking or using drugs regularly, then addiction treatment might be necessary. Working with a therapist before, during, and after treatment might be the best way to ensure ongoing sobriety. 

7 Tips to Stay Sober During the Holiday

For those who are trying to stay sober, the holidays can be a stressful time. During this holiday season, many people celebrate with alcohol.If you are trying to stay sober here are some tips to help you through the new year. 

How to Avoid Getting Stuck in the Revolving Door of Rehab

Addiction is not something that is easily cured overnight. Addiction is something that people will have to battle for the rest of their lives. Addiction doesn't end when your done with rehab. There is still work that has to be done after to keep from entering back into the addiction. Most people who have an addiction end up going to rehab more than once in their lives. Addiction.com has some tips on how to avoid getting stuck in the revolving door of rehab. 

5 Ways to Survive the Holidays Sober

When the holidays are here that usually means that there will be holiday parties or gatherings where alcohol may be involved. A lot of people like to celebrate the holidays with alcohol. If your staying sober this holiday season, attending these events may be difficult. Erin Bahadur, a contributor writer for the Huffington Post, has some tips on how to stay sober during the holiday season. 

 

    Dealing with Divorce and Addiction

    Some people who suffer from addiction, can be really good at hiding the fact that they have an addiction. Because of this, a lot of people may not know that they are marrying an addict. Another thing that is common is that the addiction is developed later in the marriage. This can later lead to divorce. A contributor writer for "Divorce Magazine," says choosing to divorce can be a difficult for both people. The writer writes about how to deal with divorce and addiction. 

    What It Means to Get Clean and Sober

    You might already know that you want to get sober, but perhaps you’re afraid of what you don’t know. You might already know that you need to get help for an addiction, but you might not know what your life is going to be like if you’re sober. Certainly, the unknown is exactly what keeps many men and women from getting the treatment they need. Not knowing what to expect in treatment but also not knowing what to expect in their own lives can be frightening. This article is meant to give you a taste of the addiction treatment experience so that you have a sense of what’s coming.

    What Not to Ask or Say to Someone in Recovery

    When someone you know is in recovery it can be difficult to know what to say or ask. For most people you may think you are saying or asking the right thing, however it could be completely wrong. Constance Scharff Ph.D., a contributor writer for Psychology Today says there are six things to never ask or say to someone who is in recovery.