Holidays Straight Up: Sober Gift Giving

Holidays Straight Up: Sober Gift Giving

Some people are born gift-givers. You know the type. They listen and they remember. Your hobbies. Things you enjoy. Your favorite foods and places to shop. They turn up with the best gifts while the rest of us are grabbing gift cards and tinted chapstick samplers in a panic at the 11th hour. Another perennial favorite gift for the last-minute gift giver is booze. A nice bottle of champagne as a hostess gift. A 6-pack of some holiday-themed micro-brew. Or…

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Welcome to Turkeypocalypse – er – Thanksgiving

Welcome to Turkeypocalypse – er – Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving. National Day of Travel. Tasty foods, piled high and maybe some stress, too. And for those in recovery: welcome to the first leg of the Triple Crown. Whether this is your first sober Thanksgiving or 30th, this is a tricky time of year. Many people in recovery will tell you that the holidays can be a little lonely or bring back difficult memories. But they will also tell you that this is a time of year when they feel…

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A Message of Recovery

A Message of Recovery

Ever hear someone talk about trusting the process of recovery? Honesty, open-mindedness and willingness are the principle ingredients along with liberal dashes of love, support, service and fellowship. With this in mind we made a little something to help us remember that when you follow the directions, great things can happen!  

Holidays Straight Up: Sober Holidays 101

Holidays Straight Up: Sober Holidays 101

Being seated around the holiday table with family is an image that evokes many different associations. The mouth-watering smell of roasted turkey. The warm smile on faces as plates are passed and piled high with delicious foods. The full belly and happy heart of a meal shared with loved ones. However, time spent with family can also be stressful, even painful. For those early in their recovery there may be hurt feelings or bad memories from past holidays. Or you simply…

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Welcome to the Holidays: Straight Up

Welcome to the Holidays: Straight Up

Welcome to what is affectionately referred to in the recovery community as the “triple crown” or the “trifecta.” Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. This is the time of year when people begin feeling the pull to gather at tables to share meals with friends and family, raise toasts and celebrate, shop for gifts and make resolutions for the new year. This is a wonderful time of year. But it can also be very, very stressful. And if you’re struggling with a…

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Treating the Whole Person: Serenity Lane’s New Dually-Enhanced Clinical Program

Treating the Whole Person: Serenity Lane’s New Dually-Enhanced Clinical Program

There’s a popular saying in the rooms of AA: What do you get when you sober up a drunk horse thief? What this old joke tells us is that there is more to recovery than removing the drug or the drink. Whether you self-medicated with alcohol or drugs to deal with depression or anxiety or began abusing substances heavily to cope with a trauma: getting sober is just the beginning. Serenity Lane recently expanded its clinical services to provide even…

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