A Gratitude Journal Could Make The Difference Between Recovery or Relapse

Did you ever wonder why some people always seem to have a smile on their face? One reason is that they have learned to accept and attitude of gratitude. Today’s post will give you some tips about how to keep a gratitude journal. In recovery being grateful is a formula for successfully defeating self-limiting beliefs and overcoming doubt, and fear. Keeping a gratitude journal is a positve pathway for recovery.

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How Sober Living Sparks Healthy Connections For Sustained Recovery

Sober living homes create opportunities for you to connect with like-minded peers aiming to manifest the best version of themselves, recovery and the highest potential of life. Establish sober support by participating with peer support, 12 step groups and meetings, rekindle family relationships. participating in health-minded hobbies and clubs, and volunteering and supporting others.

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Recognize How High Functioning Alcoholics Use Denial

Do you deny or excuse your excessive drinking?

Denial is when you refuse to accept a harsh reality as truth.

At first, denial in high functioning professionals isn’t recognizable. You are able to explain away your alcohol or drug abuse to your family,  loved ones, colleagues, and yourself. As you continue to abuse alcohol, the different types of denial become more natural to recognize and more destructive.

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Sober Living: Learn to Control Cravings Before They Control You

High functioning executive stress is a known cause of cravings for alcohol. Learning to manage your cravings before it controls you, takes practice, but it is not impossible. Do cravings for alcohol cause fear and uncertainty throughout your busy workday? It’s a known fact that stressful situations create the obsession to drink in those who suffer from substance use disorders. Learn to control your cravings.



As an executive, your daily routine has stressful situations lurking throughout the workday. These situations create cravings which seek to control your thoughts and behavior. An urge or obsession to use is the result of a process.


The process is initiated by a trigger. Triggers are personal indicators or precursors which start a feeling.


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