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Individuals struggling with substance abuse and addiction have a tough time deciding to quit, but for many as the New Year approaches they start thinking about “what if”. WHAT IF I COMMIT TO MY RECOVERY? WHAT IF I DO MY BEST TO MAKE IT WORK? WILL I RECOVER? read more...
Category: Recovery and Festive Celebrations on 28 December 2018
The holiday season often brings many temptations and social pressures to individuals in recovery. The added pressure to drink is a bad combination which brings unpleasant memories that makes the holidays extra challenging. Although it can be difficult to manage the stress brought on by situations that can derail the efforts to maintain sobriety, having a plan can help you through. read more...
Category: Recovery and Festive Celebrations on 20 December 2018
Awareness of addictions in the Jewish community is becoming increasingly prevalent. Study shows that it took years before my tight-knit community started accepting the reality that addiction has no boundaries and that yes, any one can be affected by the disease of addiction. read more...
Category: Recovery and Festive Celebrations on 3 December 2018
Thanksgiving for recovering individuals have a special meaning. Those who have overcome addiction understand better than anyone else that nothing can be taken for granted. The steps taken to reach sobriety may have been endless but it was worth it. Even if the progress has not been perfect take pride on the effort put forth so far. read more...
Category: Recovery and Festive Celebrations on 21 November 2018
Come 4th of July, recovering individuals have a better reason to stay sober. Celebrating our country’s freedom and, with it, celebrating freedom from addiction. Yet, it is vital to realize that holidays and celebrations are common triggers for relapse. read more...
Category: Recovery and Festive Celebrations on 2 July 2018
The holidays may seem like a time of cheer and family gatherings full of laughter but it’s not a jolly old time for everyone, especially for people in the process of recovery from an alcohol or drug addiction. For recovering individuals, the holidays can be very stressful as it presents a new set of issues and worries, the most important being the fear of relapse. This is a valid concern and if a plan of action with a strong support system is not in place, recovering individuals can find themselves at loss and vulnerable to drug or alcohol seeking behaviors. read more...
Category: Recovery and Festive Celebrations on 20 December 2017
Happy Holidays to all reading this blog present, past and prospective clients. We all know that the holiday season is particularly tough for individuals in recovery, but applying the skills learned during treatment can help you in keeping your sobriety intact. Yes, you can make till January and beyond. Just prepare yourself by planning your sobriety strategies. Here are ten tips to help you stay sober during the holidays: read more...
Category: Recovery and Festive Celebrations on 18 December 2017
The holidays are just around the corner and many people are busy preparing for the hustle and bustle of reunions and get-togethers. While enjoyable for the most part, for many people it's a time of stress and chaos which can bring about unhealthy behaviors. Drugs and alcohol play a big role in the recreational aspects of the holidays and it's easy to get into trouble if you don't have the facts. read more...
Category: Recovery and Festive Celebrations on 4 December 2017
We, at Florida Center for Recovery (FCR), wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving, filled with the special joys that you have rediscovered in your recovery. . Although Thanksgiving Day started as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest, it has evolved and has become a day to get together with family and friends and be mindful of the happiness that comes from sharing time through a meal and laughter with others in our life. So enjoy your get-together with friends and loved ones, while making memories and celebrating life and love. After all, life is all about love and happiness. read more...
Category: Recovery and Festive Celebrations on 21 November 2017
Staying sober and staying disciplined can be a very difficult task as opportunities to use or drink are much higher during this time of the year. read more...
Category: Recovery and Festive Celebrations on 31 October 2017
Florida Center for Recovery salutes all of you recovering individuals, and your friends and families who work hard to support you through the difficult and challenging journey of your sober life. read more...
Category: Recovery and Festive Celebrations on 4 July 2017

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