12 Misconceptions About 12 Step Meetings

1. They are only for religious people. While the words “God” and “higher power” are a part of the 12 Steps, you do not have to be religious to benefit from them. People from different faiths, as well as agnostics and atheists attend 12 Step meetings. The “higher power” in the steps can be interpreted … Continued

Sober Living: Is It Right for You?

You successfully complete treatment and think to yourself, “Finally, I have my life back. Everything can go back to normal. I’m ready for this.” And while that is true for many, for some, the pressures of returning to real world settings – work, family obligations, school, and financial responsibilities – can be very challenging. Often, … Continued

You Ask & We Answer

Q. How do I explain an employment gap in my resume due to my drug addiction? — Collin A., Springfield, MA A. Overcoming addiction is difficult and certainly not something you should be ashamed of. But it is also not something you are obligated to share with everyone, especially the stranger who is interviewing you. … Continued

Love and Recovery: What You Should Know When Looking for a Relationship

As you continue to rebuild your life clean and sober, you may now have the desire to look for a partner who can be a part of your support system and become an added benefit to your new life. However, the idea of now trying to search for a potential partner may seem daunting or … Continued

The Importance of 12 Step in Recovery

Achieving sobriety is no easy feat, which is why you may be tempted to think that all the work is done. That once you are free and clean from drugs and alcohol, you are cured. But the truth is that recovery is a long, ongoing process that doesn’t happen overnight. It doesn’t happen the moment … Continued