staying sober

Recovery Unplugged Drug Rehab 21 Day Clean Challenge
January 29, 2020

21 Day Clean Challenge

This past month, members of our staff and alumni decided to start off the year with a #21DayCleanChallenge. In this 21 day…

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Vince Staples' decision to avoid drugs and alcohol reminds us all that creativity and clean living are not mutually exclusive.
January 28, 2019

VINCE STAPLES SPEAKS ON UNBROKEN SOBRIETY AND AVOIDING DRUGS AND ALCOHOL

It’s a common and dangerous misconception that substance use and the creative process are directly intertwined; that bands and recording artists do…

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Staying Centered and Sober during the Holidays
December 21, 2018

Staying Centered and Sober during the Holidays

Recovery Unplugged wants to wish everyone a happy, healthy and hopeful holiday season while recognizing the plight of those in recovery during…

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Staying Sober during 4th of July
July 3, 2018

Staying Sober during the 4th of July

As we prepare to celebrate the 242nd anniversary of our nation’s independence, millions of Americans will take to backyard barbecues, fireworks displays,…

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Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Unpacking and Dispelling the Concept of Rock-Bottom
January 16, 2017

Unpacking and Dispelling the Concept of Rock-Bottom

It’s one of the oldest tropes in addiction recovery, and an assertion that’s been repeated for decades: You have to hit what is known as “rock-bottom” before you realize you have a problem with drugs or alcohol and need help. Simply put, rock-bottom represents the point at which a person’s life becomes so far out of control that they can’t help but see that they need help, this can include anything from a near-fatal overdose to incarceration to having one’s child taken away and a variety of other nightmare scenarios. The idea is that something so bad and so catastrophic has to happen to a person before they make positive steps in their lives and realize the full scope of damage that addiction has inflicted on their relationships and quality of life….

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Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center 'Tis (Almost) the Season: Maintaining Recovery during the Holidays
December 18, 2016

‘Tis (Almost) the Season: Maintaining Recovery during the Holidays

One week from today will mark the official start of the holiday season, at least according to the retail industry. For some of us this means making travel plans, getting gifts, performing good works, reconnecting with our families and preparing large meals. For those in recovery, however, the holidays can often mean trying to keep their heads above water as they face increased vulnerability to relapse. While the holidays are meant to be a joyful, easy and cherished experience, they can often bring to bare a variety of elements that can trigger emotional distress for those who have overcome drug or alcohol addiction. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to:…

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Relapse Prevention During the holidays
November 18, 2016

Avoiding Relapse during the Holidays

While the holidays are a wonderful opportunity to get together with friends and family, they can also be problematic for those in…

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Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center How To Get Through The Holidays Sober
December 11, 2015

How To Get Through The Holidays Sober

The holidays sober are full of joy but they can also be very difficult to get through while in recovery. Holiday memories and events associated with alcohol or other drug use may tug at you. This will can be tough because you may be away from your support network. Don’t fret you can prepare!…

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Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Being Sober At College
August 28, 2015

Being Sober At College

College, that is where I saw myself start to degenerate and fall (among many of my “friends”). I remember feeling free to do what I wanted and at that point it was smoke and drink all that day. However nothing goes as planned and it felt like a horror movie after a couple years with “friends” being picked off one by one by one (due to drunk driving, overdose, etc.). By the end (of college into graduate school) things had changed for me too and I was the sober one. Being the sober one was amazing, hilarious at times, and scary….

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