You Deserve Freedom


basketball, game, team, sports, sober, recovery, rehab
Let’s talk hoops. Let’s imagine you are a really good basketball player (heck, maybe you are a really good basketball player) and like to play the game. You might have the full collection of skills. You are a good ball handler, a good passer, can hit the three pointers but also shoot from midrange and...
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high five, support, help, therapy, team, plan, sober
Fans of 1980s television programs likely remember The A-Team, a popular action and adventure series. Before getting into a plan, each episode opened with a reminder of the team’s backstory: In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit. These men promptly escaped from...
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plan, sober, treatment, therapy, rehab, to do
Aside from getting sober, imagine you have decided you would like to write a novel. For our purposes here, let’s say you have decided to pen a mystery novel—a murder, a private detective, a twisty plot, an exciting climax, and justice served in the end. Now imagine that today is the day you have decided...
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friend, asking questions, nosy, support, help, treatment
It perhaps goes without saying that humans tend to be pretty curious. In many ways, that is a wonderful thing. If we were not driven to discover new things, we probably would be living very different lives. Curiosity, after all, leads to innovation and invention, and those things move us all forward in many different...
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sleep, rest, sleeping, good sleep, better sleep, rehab, recovery
The folks who make and sell mattresses invest a lot of money into letting us know that their products will transform the quality of our sleep. Maybe you can adjust the firmness of the mattress—and even have separate settings for each sleeper. Maybe you can press a button to raise your head or your feet...
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overdose, pills, drugs, drug overdose, sober, addict, addiction, recovery, rehab
When you are struggling with drugs or alcohol, it is always tempting to tell yourself some lies so that you do not have to face up to the problem. “I could quit anytime I want.” “I don’t really have a problem because nothing bad has happened.” “I’m just a social drinker.” No doubt you could...
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woman drinking, drinking, drunk, alcohol, sober, alcoholic, rehab, treatment
In one sense, the idea of sobriety is pretty easy to wrap your head around. If you are not under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you are sober. By extension, if you have given up drugs and alcohol entirely, you can also be described as sober. Seems fairly cut and dried.  But the truth is...
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budgeting, budget, fast food, mcdonalds, drink
Budgeting goes way back. When you think of Popeye the Sailor Man—and surely you do—you most likely think of spinach. You know his old line: I’m strong to the finish ’cause I eats me spinach. But spinach is not the only food on offer in the Popeye cartoons. Indeed, a fellow named Wimpy is frequently...
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woman, gardening, green, plants, growing, rehab, recovery, sober
An addiction to gardening is not all bad when you consider all the other choices in life. That quote, attributed around the internet to either Cora Lea Bell or Cora Lee Bell, might just resonate with you if you are a person in recovery from a substance use disorder. While we never make light of...
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