It doesn’t matter where you live; New Year’s is the wettest day of the year as people across the nation celebrate by breaking out the booze. During a time where everyone is drinking, it may seem like those in recovery are the only ones not swimming in party hats, sparklers, and empty beer bottles—and makes … Read More
Getting through the holidays can be difficult–and they happen over and over again. . .Christmas, New Years, Fourth of July, etc. What can you do to stay sober? How can you avoid substance abuse and still enjoy the holiday? Below are a collection of blog posts and articles designed to help you survive (and enjoy!) the holidays while in recovery.
With Thanksgiving being so late this year, Christmas is really sneaking up on us. Can you believe it’s only 9 days away!? If your life is anything like ours, it’s easy to get consumed with all the shopping, sending out Christmas cards, baking and everything else, that we forget to just relax for a few … Read More
Being sober and social is hard—especially during the holidays. Everyone knows the holiday season brings with it many opportunities for drinking. The 12 days of Christmas, bringing in the New Year, getting distant family together and other holiday festivities all seem to invite alcohol back into the house. For a recovering, or recovered addict, the … Read More
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If you’ve been in recovery for many years, your attitude towards holidays has probably changed a lot since your first years sober. At first maybe you worried about how to just get through the holidays sober. But now, with so many sober turkeys under your belt, you’re the one giving the advice. Sure, you still have … Read More
Alcoholism: A Three-Fold Disease I once heard someone say in a meeting, “Alcoholism is a three-fold disease: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s.” And for newbies in recovery, that pretty much sums up how we feel about the disease of addiction—especially at this time of year. Why? Because holidays are a mixed bag of conflicting emotions and desires. … Read More
What if you woke up today with only the things that you thanked God for yesterday? Yikes! That’s certainly a way to check up on your gratitude. Were you thankful for all the people who sacrificed and continue to sacrifice their time, some even their lives serving our country? Were you thankful for the security … Read More
As you may have heard, September is Recovery Month. And if there’s one thing we’re excited about celebrating for a whole month, it’s recovery. Why We Celebrate Why? Well because, without recovery, life is pretty bleak. Without recovery, we are still reeling in addiction. Without recovery, we don’t know the joys of sobriety. Without recovery, just continuing … Read More
She’s on call virtually all day, every day. She does the impossible. She’s the real superhero. And she goes by “Mom.” In celebrating Mother’s day, we often show our appreciation and love through an emotional card, beautiful flowers, and a phone call. We thank her for giving us life, for caring for us—changing endless diapers, … Read More
The family at Duffy’s would like to wish you and your loved ones a very happy Chinese New Year! This year’s animal is the year of the snake. If you will turning 12, 24, 48, 60, 72 (or any multiple of 12!) then this is your year! Background The date of Chinese New Year is … Read More
As we pointed out in our previous blog post, New Year’s resolutions can really change your life—as long as they are the right type of resolutions—the realistic, simple, day-by-day type of goals because these are the ones that will last. These are the ones that can help to refresh you along your recovery journey. This … Read More