Why do Addicts Relapse When Things are Good?

Recovery from addiction is a challenging journey marked with ups and downs. Sobriety is to be celebrated and commended; those who reach this goal have the well-earned respect of friends and family. Science tells us, however, that addiction is a chronic disease—one to be managed and not cured. Like other chronic diseases, addiction relapse rate is cause for concern, so why do addicts relapse when things are good?

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Dry Drunk vs. Sober

Sobriety is a process that requires commitment, demanding work, the right attitude, and the help of others. Although the initial goal is simple, stop drinking, those in recovery face many challenges throughout their lives. One issue that arises is dry drunk syndrome vs being sober. 

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AA Page 417: Acceptance

Everyone has a unique path to addiction. Likewise, everyone’s journey to sobriety is personal and cannot be replicated. However, addiction’s problems and solutions have features that are common to many people. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) identified what they believe is at the root of every problem and its solution. Read on to learn about AA page 417 of the Big Book, which covers acceptance.

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Making Amends in AA

The Serenity Prayer recited at Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings mentions the courage to do things that can be changed. This courage is especially needed by those in recovery when the time comes to look back and decide what amends are needed. However, this can be a significant healing step with careful thought and proper action. Read on to learn about making amends in AA.

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Ultimate List of Sober Quotes for Recovery Motivation

A recent study found that participants who received inspirational quotes reported higher well-being, life satisfaction, and happiness scores than those who did not. These findings are consistent with previous research that showed the power of the right words to motivate and inspire people to a better life. Those in recovery have many quotes to inspire them to successfully achieve a sober and happy life. Check below to find our ultimate list of sober quotes.

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Top 5 Sober Blogs

Blogs help people solve various problems, ranging from repairing appliances to deciding between complex medical procedures. While some blogs provide professional advice based on scientific research, others offer people’s personal experiences with issues such as substance abuse. Continue reading to learn more about five blogs to help you or a loved one return to a sober life.

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I Hate Being Sober, What Should I Do?

One of the challenges of addiction recovery is hating the sobriety you worked so hard to reach. It’s common to hear “I hate being sober” and you are not alone if you realize you resent not being able to drink one day. When you hate, rather than enjoy sobriety, you may feel like it isn’t for you. However, before you give in to these feelings, consider these tips to help you experience happier sobriety.

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Emotionally Unavailable Alcoholic: Why This Happens and What To Do?

The loved one of an alcoholic faces the harsh truth that addiction severely challenges the best of relationships. Compounding the challenge is alcohol’s chemical effect on the brain and its ability to control a person’s emotions. Continue reading to learn more about the emotionally unavailable alcoholic: why this happens and what to do to help them.

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How Long Does It Take To Get Sober?

Although most people drink for relaxation or social reasons, it often leads to overuse and profound consequences. Full sobriety and freedom from addiction is different for everyone. Somewhere along that journey, you may wonder how long does it take to get sober? Continue reading to learn more about the effects of alcohol and regaining sobriety.

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How a Sober Coach Could Help You

A sober coach can be a valuable asset in addiction treatment and recovery. Their training and life experiences provide unique guidance and support that can help prevent relapse and ensure your success in returning to a sober and rewarding life. Here at Myrtle Beach Recovery, we offer our very own sober coaches to help you navigate your new sober life. Read on below to find out how a sober coach works, and how we can help you.

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