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Celebrating New Holiday Traditions

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 14, 2018 / by Bobby Coffey posted in Sober Living, Positive Recovery, Alcohol

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According to a survey conducted by Yahoo, New Year’s Eve and Christmas are the biggest drinking days of the year in the United States. For those in recovery, it can be a challenge to maintain sobriety throughout the busy Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s period with so many parties and celebrations on the agenda. But that’s no reason to isolate yourself from friends and family or avoid the festivities altogether by staying home. There are many sober and safe ways to celebrate.

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Giving Thanks: The Power of Mindfulness in Recovery

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 02, 2018 / by Bobby Coffey posted in Addiction, Positive Recovery, Sober Living

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Because of the rush around the holiday season, we often forget that Thanksgiving is not just about turkey and all the fixings. It is meant to be a time when we gather with those we love and are thankful for all the blessings in our lives. And if you are in recovery from a substance use disorder, you have many, many things to be thankful for.

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Celebrating Recovery Milestones

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 07, 2018 / by Bobby Coffey posted in Positive Recovery, SMART Recovery, Sober Living

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Recovery Month is just around the corner and we at Aquila Recovery would like to encourage you to get involved and celebrate your recovery milestones. You and/or your loved ones have worked hard to get to this point and that deserves to be celebrated.

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Johnny Allem Publishes Book “Say the Second Thing”

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 17, 2018 / by Bobby Coffey posted in Positive Recovery

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The leading recovery advocate in the modern era, Aquila Recovery founder Johnny Allem published “Say the Second Thing” book. Conveyed in a contemporary voice of a highly experienced helper the book provides proven, realistic and thoughtful tools one can use to address day-to-day situations people face in early addiction recovery, i.e. the first three years.

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Measuring SMART Goals for Recovery

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 22, 2018 / by Bobby Coffey posted in Positive Recovery, SMART Recovery

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SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely. They’re easy to set and easy to track, but many people still fail to meet their goals because they fail to track them.

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The Power of Mantras and Positive Affirmations in Recovery

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 01, 2018 / by Bobby Coffey posted in Addiction, Positive Recovery

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One of the most beneficial ways to stay on the right track and guard against a potential relapse in your recovery is to engage in the power of the positive. Beyond surrounding yourself with positive people and building positive networks, positive affirmations and mantras are incredibly powerful tools to do this.

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