Whether you are going to a party with friends or attending a family BBQ, we encourage everyone to utilize these 6 helpful tips and tricks that allow you to be the life of the party while avoiding alcohol (or other substances).
We are addicts. We know about habits. They are tough to kick, impossible to manage. I recall my drug habit was so crippling that I couldn’t leave my bed in the morning without mapping out my day according to the fix.
I’ve been on a fairly steady regimen of medication for my mental and physical health since I got sober almost 10 years ago. Before that, drugs, alcohol, and an improperly adhered to rotation of psych meds made my life a blur of blackouts, breakdowns, and hospitalizations.
It’s no secret that talking about mental health and substance use can be difficult. While the topics have become more normalized in recent years, it can still be an internal battle to work up the courage to be vulnerable when speaking about them.