18 Holiday Gifts for Those in Recovery

18 Holiday Gifts for Those in Recovery

People in recovery deserve a lot of praise. The best gift that you can give someone in recovery is acknowledgment—an acknowledgement of how hard they have worked, how much they have changed, and how proud of them you are. If you didn’t know, those in...
Get Sober For Christmas

Get Sober For Christmas

One of the most moving themes I hear from my patients has to do with how different their lives are in sobriety at the holidays. A big, tattooed, talented father of two told us while we placed his long-acting naltrexone implant that the best thing about being clean was...
Self Care for Fast Times

Self Care for Fast Times

Oh my. The holidays. The responsibilities. The drama. The pressure. It can make a sane person crazy and a sober person relapse. There are so many things out there on social media about self-care, but as a Family Practice Nurse Practitioner with an additional specialty...
Newly Sober During the Holidays

Newly Sober During the Holidays

Christmas music is now playing in stores and on the radio and you are newly sober. Congratulations! This is an incredibly vulnerable time for a newly recovered person. Even the music can be a trigger. Recovery is a process and will be tested many times over the years....