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Guide to Spending New Year’s Eve Sober in a Pandemic

There’s no denying what a crazy and hectic year 2020 has been. As we reach the end of the year there’s a feeling of relief as we hope for a better year to come. However, New Year’s Eve can be a particularly isolating holiday for a sober person and can be even more challenging with the COVID-19 restrictions in place. Don’t let the pressure around…

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Avalon’s Staff Picks for Favourite Festive Treats

It’s that time of year again! December is time for celebration and with that comes delicious goodies, so we at Avalon got together to share our favourite holiday treats.   Remember to let yourself enjoy holiday treats without guilt while staying true to yourself and your recovery. Add some magic to the holiday season with these fun and festive recipes.  Leanne – Centre Manager, White Rock  Caramel Apples  Ingredients:  Store-bought…

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How to Combat Loneliness During the Holidays

how to combat loneliness during the holidays

Written by Natasha Roop   The holidays can be a challenging time of the year for many people. Add to the mix sobriety and a worldwide pandemic, and you have yourself a difficult situation to navigate. For many of us, this holiday season will look completely different than it usually does. With numerous government restrictions…

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How to Celebrate Recovery Milestones

How to Celebrate Recovery Milestones

We’re living in hectic times and it can be easy to forget to take a moment to acknowledge our growth and really celebrate our accomplishments. Making the time to truly commemorate our recovery milestones is a fun and important way to check in with ourselves in our journey. Recovery milestones are powerful reminders that recovery…

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10 Undeniable Reasons Sobriety is Sexy

sober is sexy

In our society, being sober is anything but sexy. The glamourization of alcohol makes us believe that alcohol is the only way we can have fun and socialize. Alcohol companies want us to believe that with each sip we take we are automatically cooler, more fun, and sexier. In reality, we’re being sold bottles of…

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7 Best TED Talks About Sobriety and Addiction

7 best TED talks about sobriety and addiction

These amazing TED talks will have you inspired, educated, and motivated about sobriety and addiction. Each speaker has a different view on the subject and that is what we need more of in recovery. Different strokes for different folks, because recovery isn’t a one size fits all box. More people are openly embracing sobriety, and…

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How Kristen Bell is Standing By Dax Shepard After Relapse

Addiction is something that never stops being a challenge, as Dax Shepard shared with his recent revelation that he’d fallen off the wagon after 16 years of sobriety. During an appearance with Ellen DeGeneres, Kristen Bell opened up about how the family has made adjustments in the wake of his relapse while revealing some of…

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Happy International Self-Care Day!

Written by Allie Davison July 24 is International Self-Care Day! Self-care is so important, but sometimes we’re so busy focusing on work, friends, family or just making it the next day that we forget to take care of ourselves. In honour of International Self-Care Day we’ve compiled some tips to help you take care of…

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