Sober Holidays Events in Recovery, Las Alamitos and Long Beach

Remaining clean and sober through the holidays in Long Beach and Los Alamitos can be strengthened by participating in sober activities. Take a group of sober friends and build your sober support network. Try some of the following: North…

Sober Holidays Events Orange and Anaheim

Having sober fun with others in recovery is an essential practice which is both fun and strengthening.  Behaviors and activities practiced in addiction need replacement. Building a sober support network of friends will sustain your recovery…

Sober Holidays Events Mission Viejo and Laguna Hills

Part of engaging in recovery is building clean and sober relationships and participating in sober activity. Learning to have fun with others sober replaces some of the behavior patterns practiced in addiction. Following are some sober holiday…

Recovery at Home: Where Long-Term Sobriety Happens

Sober practices and recovery skills need to be applied directly at home and in real life. Recovery is much more than understanding the problem and helpful solutions. Recovery is behaving and practicing newly learned skills at home. Recovery…

South LA County, South Bay, Hollywood Thanksgiving Holiday Sober Events

Thanksgiving can be the beginning of a season which is a challenge to early sobriety. Seeking recovery from addiction, people new to sobriety may find it difficult to avoid using or drinking while others celebrate. Practicing the…

Orange County Thanksgiving Holiday Sober Events

Thanksgiving is the beginning of a season of celebration, yet a season which can be threatening to early sobriety. Maintaining a plan of recovery while others “party” can be challenging and strengthening if successful. The seduction…

Drug Epidemic and Death is MORE than Opoids

A recent article by the Los Angeles Times By Melissa Healy September 20th, 2018 | 11:50 AMAmericans have long construed drugs of abuse as choices. Poor choices that can cost users their lives, to be sure, but choices nonetheless.But…

From Sensation and Avoidance to Serenity

Addiction creates heightened needs for sensation. Its consequences produce the need for avoidance. What was once a short-term thrill or remedy, becomes a repeated pattern of running to and from. Attachment to the chemical solution becomes…

EAPA San Fernando Valley

 EAPA San Fernando ValleyAugust 24, 8:30am Networking 9 - 11 am 2 CE Presentation (without break)Managing and Understanding the Angry Client/ EmployeeAnita Avedian, M.S., LMFT, CAMS-IV,…

Real Time Recovery in Real Life

 When you find yourself with an addiction or alcoholism, do you move away or do you change in real life? External remedies are often sought to solve internal matters. Eventually, change has to happen in real life in real time.A…