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Stay Sober in 2017 with These 5 New Year’s Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions

A new year, a new you. That’s typically the phrase associated with New Year’s resolutions. But really, what better time to make yourself accountable than at the beginning of the new year? If you’re struggling with addiction or need help maintaining sobriety, it’s time for you to set goals for yourself so that you can stay sober. Here are a few tips to help you stick to your New Year’s resolution to stay sober in 2017.

Make Plans to See a Professional for Help Staying Sober

Talking to a therapist about your addiction, whether it’s drug addiction or alcoholism, can help you begin the process of becoming sober. Joining group therapy…

How to Enjoy a Holly, Jolly & Sober Holiday Season

Holiday Party

The holidays can be a joyous occasion, but also can be filled with stress. With holiday parties, family time, and balancing work with your home life, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Here are a few tips to maintain your sobriety during these happy but sometimes difficult times.

Parties

Holiday parties are an essential experience during the holidays. It’s a great way to spend time with friends and family, and there’s food! Unfortunately, there are usually alcoholic beverages that you may feel tempted by. Don’t feel as though you need to drink to have a good time. Find some non-alcoholic eggnog and enjoy this special time with your family.…

How to Help Your Addicted Loved One

Help Your Addicted Loved One

Drug and alcohol addiction is a serious medical condition that can destroy the life of your loved one. Watching them waste away, go through withdrawals, harm themselves and others, and generally give up on life outside of their addiction is a horrible experience for anybody to go through. Here are a few tips to help your loved one get help.

Intervention

An intervention can be very effective. Letting the addicted person in your life know that people care about them and are affected by their addiction can be a wake-up call. It’s important to be gentle and make sure you consult a professional before arranging an intervention,…

Celebrating 10 Years of Sobriety, The Mel Gibson Journey

Mel Gibson

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Since the 1970’s, Mel Gibson has been in the spotlight. From the lead role in iconic classics like Braveheart and Lethal Weapon, to a very successful…

How to Maintain Your Sobriety After Treatment with CASA Recovery

Yoga to Maintain Sobriety

Overcoming drug and alcohol addiction is a lifelong process. Triggers are everywhere and relapse is common. If you’re worried about maintaining your sobriety after time in recovery, contact CASA Recovery, an addiction treatment facility in San Juan Capistrano, CA. We have many outpatient programs and resources to help keep you on the right path.

Treat Your Body, Mind, and Spirit with Holistic Treatment

Whether it’s one-on-one psychotherapy, counseling or case management, our experts at CASA Recovery will provide a program to help…

4 Reasons to Be Thankful for Your Sobriety

Thanksgiving Day Decor

With the holidays fast approaching, it can be difficult to avoid alcohol altogether when your family and friends are throwing parties. Thanksgiving is meant for eating and drinking together, but that doesn’t mean those of us who are sober can’t enjoy the holiday. In fact, we have four reasons to be thankful for your sobriety this Thanksgiving:

You can enjoy the holiday instead of worrying about your hangover.

You wouldn’t believe how much time you’ll have on your hands when you’re not in bed recovering from a hangover. Instead of drinking the night away and spending the next day or two recovering, you can go out and enjoy the…

Why You Should Choose a Southern California Rehab Center

Southern California Coast

If you or a loved one is suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction, you’re no stranger to sadness and pain. Alcohol addiction tears families apart. Watching someone you love lose themselves in drugs is heartbreaking. There are many drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs, but you should trust CASA Recovery in San Juan Capistrano, CA, for your rehabilitation needs.

CASA Recovery is an addiction recovery center in Orange County, CA. We provide drug addiction…

How to Deal with Friends or Family Who Don’t Get Your Sobriety

Staying Sober with Friends
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Getting sober is a huge accomplishment, and perhaps is the biggest accomplishment of a former addict’s life. While friends and family might be proud of you, they might not fully comprehend all that it took to get to where you are in your life now, or how fragile your sobriety can be. Here are some positive and constructive ways to deal with friends and family who don’t get your sobriety:

Stay Focused On Your Plan

Friends…


3 Tips to Stay Sober this Halloween

Ghosts With Halloween Pumpkin

We’re in October! The month of pumpkin spice lattes, sweaters, and most importantly, Halloween. While this fun month of celebrations can be exciting and full of memorable times, it can also pose a challenge for someone focused on their sobriety. Halloween parties typically have all types of beverages and treats offered, and this could be a problem. Never fear! Here are some great tips on how to stay sober and strong this Halloween:

1. Trick or Treat!

Just because you aren’t under the age of 10 doesn’t mean you can’t be out trick or treating! If you have kids, take them, but if you don’t, you probably have a friend…

Thinking of an Intervention for a Loved One? 3 Tips to Consider First

Addiction Intervention Group
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Being a family member or friend to someone who struggles with addiction can be scary and can sometimes seem hopeless. However, an intervention can allow for a change in the pattern in which your loved one is going through, and can sometimes open up a whole new world for them outside of their addiction. Here are some tips on how to successfully hold on an intervention:

Have a Strong Team to Assist

The people that attend and participate in an…


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