Sober is the New Black

There is nothing about getting drunk that is cute or sexy. Billboards and advertisements   for corporations who manufacture alcohol would have you believe that drinking is glamorous, attractive, and sophisticated. You know the scene: pictures of beautiful women and men dressed to the nines, flirting at cocktail hour, surrounded by glowing bottles, and a crowd of smiling people with white …Read More

substitute addiction

What Is a Substitute Addiction?

Just as it sounds, a substitute addiction replaces an addiction you already have—something you definitely don’t want to happen. For those of us in recovery, we may develop an addiction to something other than drugs or alcohol. This is significant in showing that our issues with addiction aren’t necessarily about the substance. Rather, it’s our thinking and behaviors that are …Read More