Tori Utley

A smiling woman in a red sweater reflects on her sober, recovery life free from addiction.

7 Things You Can Expect in Recovery

By Tori Utley

From restored relationships to better health, recovery has much to offer. If you've never been sober before, here's what you ca... Continue Reading

Man in recovery bogged down by shame

5 Things to Remember When Shame Gets You Down

By Tori Utley

Ashamed of your past? If so, you're not alone. For many people in recovery, shame can be a difficult hurdle to get past. Here a... Continue Reading

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DIY Detox: Can You Really Do-It-Yourself?

By Tori Utley

Detox is a necessary first-step in recovery for many people. Here's what to consider when you're getting ready to detox, and ho... Continue Reading

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How to Navigate a Difficult Job When You're in Early Recovery

By Tori Utley

Here's a survival guide to get you through your earliest days back at work to make sure your recovery remains a top priority. Continue Reading

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Having a Sober Support Network is Important - Here's How To Get Started

By Tori Utley

Here are some practical ways to form a sober support network that will strengthen your recovery and help you have some fun alon... Continue Reading

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7 Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve Sober

By Tori Utley

From sledding to game night to spending time with family, there are plenty of ways to celebrate New Year's Eve sober. Grab a fe... Continue Reading

3 Things to Remember During Your First Group Therapy Session

By Tori Utley

The first night of treatment can be nerve-wracking for everyone. Remember these tips to set your nerves aside and start your jo... Continue Reading

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3 Ways to Having a Chance at Your New Year’s Resolution This Year

By Tori Utley

Whether or not your resolution is recovery-related, the principles of recovery can help you stay balanced as you work to reach ... Continue Reading

Determined to make recovery last

A Foolproof Recovery Plan to Last You All Year

By Tori Utley

Whether you plan on attending a formal treatment program or not, it's important to have support during the early days of recove... Continue Reading

10 Things to Do On Christmas Rather Than Drink

By Tori Utley

Whether it's sledding or baking, there's so much to do during the Christmas holiday. Reclaim the season for recovery and joy by... Continue Reading