Author: Justin Reid

Sober Living in a Pandemic

sober living in a pandemic

There’s an old saying that something wacky or stressful in a person’s life might drive a person to drink, like a visit from one’s in-laws or a loss by one’s favorite sports team. It’s meant as a joke, but for those of us in recovery, it’s not a laughing matter. Since March, the country—and the

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What is Sober Living?

What is Sober Living

What comes to mind when you hear the term “sober living”? Does it mean living a lifestyle free of alcohol or drugs? Or does it conjure something more complicated, like someone battling addiction and trying to live life on the straight-and-narrow? In the past, it referred to all these things and more. Today, it has

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Getting Treatment for A Loved One: Where to Start

Providence Retreat

When someone is engaged in substance-use, they often believe they’re only causing harm to themselves. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The person’s family and loved ones suffer a great deal of pain and confusion as well. “How could someone I love so much put alcohol or drugs before their family?” they ask. It

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