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Sees-The-Day operates transitional housing programs, also known as Recovery Houses, for men and women in the south-central Pennsylvania region. Partial Residential programs, providing a more structured environment as well as therapeutic services, are also available.

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Live a Passionate, Creative Life in Your Sober Living Home

Posted by David Dunkle

Nov 8, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Freedom is just another word action that people take for granted. But how do you ‘act’ free? Do you feel that you cannot have an exciting life because you are afraid of relapsing? Maybe you have been told that you have to “be careful” so that you won’t go back to your old ways.

You should be careful. But not too careful. The more you limit yourself, the more stressed out you will be, and the greater tendency there is to relapse.

Life does not have to be bland or boring in order for you to stay clean and sober. It’s just the opposite. As addicts we are used to living a wild and passionate life – just for the wrong reasons.

Allow yourself to be passionate in other ways; constructive ways.  Live a passionate, creative life in your sober living home. Don’t let anyone repress the real you.

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Topics: Sober Living, passion, courage, Sober Living Home, Creativity

Passion: The Fuel For Permanent Sobriety

Posted by David Dunkle

Apr 28, 2015 3:51:09 PM

If you ask anyone who was or is an addict what took them so long to get clean, it will most likely have something to do with a lack of courage, fear, or something related. Fear can extinguish a passion for living sober. What finally made an addict or alcoholic get the motivation to get clean – desperation! Being sick and tired of being sick and tired –this is a common saying among NA group members.

But we don’t have to stay desperate forever! Actually, if you are working the 1st step of Narcotics Anonymous, then passion will eventually arise as you become curious about how to make things interesting. Boredom is a common trigger for relapse – but you can have passion even amongst the mundane.

Living Clean is a popular book that is sold in NA meetings, and it says the following about passion: “Passion is a lot like desperation: It is a motivating, energizing force that can propel us forward. But passion is rarely bestowed on us; it comes from within. The more we draw on our passion, the more of it we have.

Making the shift from desperation to passion is a First Step issue” (Living Clean, 2012, p.17).The Question remains: How do you “draw” passion out from within? By rearranging your thoughts and taking action.

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Topics: passion