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LGBTQIA+ Living in Recovery

Some Good News: 32 Years Sober, a Man Founds an LGBTQ-Affirming Recovery Group in Sheboygan County

Dan L. started drinking to numb himself while trying to hide that he was gay, he said. Now 32 years sober and wanting others to have a safe place to turn, Dan started an LGBTQ+ 12-Step Recovery Group at Sheboygan County’s Rightway Club. The group meets weekly on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and is open to all people who want to fight drug, alcohol or other addiction problems. Read More

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Health & Wellness Living in Recovery

My 2 Non-Negotiable Sobriety “Tools”

7 years ago I would have laughed in your face if you told me Yoga, Pilates, talking to people, meditating, or going on a walk would get me sober. Especially if you mentioned the popular action of wellness “gurus” across Instagram-land, drinking warm water with lemon in the morning. I only was drinking warm vodka with lemon in the morning. Yes, gross I know, but that is what happens. If you know, you know, and I hope you don’t. Read More

Eating the Book
Living in Recovery Spirituality

Eating the Book

I’m about to step on what sometimes seems like the third rail of spirituality in the contemporary world, and talk about prayer. But before you decide to click on something more appealing, let me say at the outset that I understand and sympathize greatly with those who want nothing to do with that word. Read More

Good Eats: Trader Joe's Edition
Health & Wellness Living in Recovery

Good Eats: Trader Joe’s Edition

I’m not entirely sure what it is, but there is something so invigorating about grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s. The staff is great and they have endless food to choose from. From fresh produce to meals you can just grab and go, Trader Joe’s has definitely become one of my favorite spots. What makes it even better is the unique recipes they have on their website – they even give you the option to build out a grocery list based on their given recipes! Who doesn’t love direction when shopping for food and cooking? Read More

Redefining Your Sexuality in Recovery: The Dos and Don'ts
Health & Wellness Living in Recovery Mental Health Relationships

Redefining Your Sexuality in Recovery: The Dos and Don’ts

In many ways, physical intimacy is much safer than emotional connection. The act of sex itself, after all, is fairly mechanical. But emotional intimacy creates a safe, supportive foundation for physical connection. Emotional intimacy requires a sense of vulnerability and letting go of control. You are essentially revealing your flaws and trusting that another person won’t reject you.  Read More

Mobilize Recovery
Living in Recovery Resources for Recovery

Mobilize Recovery

It can be tempting to let yourself become held down by bad news. The numbers for overdose deaths from opioids are rising at an alarming rate. While we have to come to terms with reality, we don’t have to succumb to despair or hopelessness. Addiction is a terrifying reality, but there’s a comforting reality: that there’s hope for recovery. Read More

dual-diagnosis
Living in Recovery Mental Health

Understanding Dual Diagnosis | NAMI

As intuitive as the term “dual diagnosis” may seem, it actually doesn’t mean having two mental health conditions. Dual diagnosis (also referred to as a co-occurring disorder) is a term used when someone experiences a mental illness and a substance use disorder simultaneously. Therefore, “dual diagnosis” itself is not a diagnosis, but rather a specific combination of diagnoses. Read More