How Sleep Habits Affect Recovery
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by Real Recovery Staff
1w ago
Recovery is meant to help you establish a sense of balance within each state of your existence. While sobriety maintenance is the main focus, we also want to help you manage each aspect of your life from a healthy perspective. This includes maintaining a healthy diet, engaging in physical activity, and ensuring your sleep habits are healthy. Sleep habits are often overlooked during recovery, as it likely is not your top priority. Even if sleep is not your main focus, ensuring you are engaging in healthy sleep habits is greatly important to your overall success in recovery and life overall. Why ..read more
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Implementing New Year’s Resolutions
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by Real Recovery Staff
2w ago
It is the beginning of a new year. This is a perfect opportunity to put new resolutions in place and further your success in sober living. Determining which resolutions to implement and adding new goals to your recovery can seem overwhelming. Breaking your resolutions down into steps and maintaining a clear mindset through the process of implementing new goals is essential. At the end of last year, you may have looked at your resolutions and observed how effective you were in accomplishing them. Despite the results from previous years, you have the chance to start fresh. One of the amazing thi ..read more
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Nutritious Meals to Easily Incorporate
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by Real Recovery Staff
3w ago
There are many stressors and responsibilities to balance during your time in a sober living home. This point of your recovery is likely dedicated to developing skills to manage adulthood on your own without falling back into the use of substances. While there are many factors to focus on during this time, one important area of concern is your health and nutrition. With the stress of early recovery, you may not feel inclined to dedicate a great amount of time to cooking and preparing nutritious meals.  Many of the meals that are quick and easy to prepare do not contain a high nutritional v ..read more
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Managing Finances in Recovery
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by Real Recovery Staff
1M ago
As you work through recovery in your sober living home, you likely have a lot of responsibilities to manage. Dealing with your adulthood responsibilities and maintaining sobriety can be a lot all at once. You may struggle with managing your finances. Financial management is not typically an easy task, but there are some techniques you can use to help ease the stress of this responsibility. What Is Financial Management? Financial management is the act of gaining knowledge regarding your financial situation and applying skills to plan where your assets are going. The ultimate goal of financial m ..read more
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Statistics on Sober Living and Its Impact on Maintaining Sobriety
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by Real Recovery Staff
1M ago
Sober living homes have been shown to provide various benefits that support long-term success in recovery. Reviewing each of the main benefits and statistics behind them, you can see for yourself how beneficial a sober living home can be to your journey. Approximately one percent of individuals in recovery choose to go to a sober living home after their initial engagement in treatment. As you can see, only a small amount of people in recovery take advantage of this resource. As we review the benefits involved with sober living homes, this low rate of involvement may surprise you.  What Ar ..read more
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Staying Sober While Dealing With Family Over the Holidays
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by Real Recovery Staff
1M ago
As the holidays approach, you may feel high levels of excitement, fulfillment, anxiety, or a combination of these emotions. Your family has a significant influence on your recovery success. The relationship you have with your family can impact the emotions you feel as the holiday season approaches. You may find that your family engages in substance use during the holidays, or they may maintain a highly religious focus, expecting everyone to be on their best behavior. Preparing for holiday celebrations can bring about many concerns regarding your sobriety maintenance.  Be yourself and use ..read more
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Wrapping up Your Goals of the Year
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by Real Recovery Staff
1M ago
The first day of January is a holiday full of celebration and setting goals. The new year portrays a fresh start that encourages many individuals to set new goals and make changes to better themselves. It is common for these goals to last temporarily and lose motivation as the year moves forward. Utilizing these skills, you can wrap up your goals from last year and get ready for a new year of success. Reflect on Your Goals It is essential to be aware of what your New Year’s resolutions were at the beginning of the year. Reflect on the goals you made and determine how well you did at achieving ..read more
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Maintaining Sobriety Over the Holidays
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by Real Recovery Staff
2M ago
The holiday season is a time filled with joy for many individuals. Going through the holiday season while maintaining sobriety can be stressful, especially if drinking is your regular means of celebration.  Being surrounded by other individuals who choose to drink can help encourage you to stray away from recovery. It is essential to utilize the skills that you learned in treatment and sober living to maintain your sobriety this holiday season while still enjoying your celebrations. Learn how to have an enjoyable sober holiday while surrounded by others who may be drinking. This period of ..read more
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Our Treatment Modality at Real Recovery
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by Real Recovery Staff
2M ago
As you are pondering joining our recovery family, it is important to understand our treatment modality here at Real Recovery. Through the beginning of this process, you may have to adapt to new practices, which may feel unusual at first. Understanding what our modality is and the aspects surrounding it are essential in setting yourself up for long-term success in recovery. What Is a Modality? A modality is an approach or method that is used to help individuals through the recovery process. While each individual has their own method of moving through treatment and recovery, we set our modality ..read more
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How to Stray Away From Codependent Relationships
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by Real Recovery Staff
3M ago
Becoming dependent on another individual to keep you motivated and accountable through recovery comes with many dangers. This may not seem likely to happen and it often goes unnoticed. It is important to be aware of the development of these relationships and utilize best practices to stray away from codependent relationships. Harms of Codependency It is important to understand the harms involved with codependent relationships. This type of relationship can have a major impact on your ability to succeed in recovery and prioritize yourself. Increased Potential for Domestic Violence Domestic viol ..read more
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