Transcend Recovery Community https://transcendrecoverycommunity.com Sober Living Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills & New York Thu, 17 Jan 2019 20:56:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.3 https://transcendrecoverycommunity.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/trc-favicon-150x150.jpg Transcend Recovery Community https://transcendrecoverycommunity.com 32 32 130875425 The Relationship Between Grit, Success, & Faith https://transcendrecoverycommunity.com/relationship-between-grit-success-faith/ Thu, 17 Jan 2019 20:54:45 +0000 https://transcendrecoverycommunity.com/?p=8468 Paul Tough suggests that the primary quality in successful people is grit. Loosely defined, grit is when one continues to persist faithfully in the face of failure. To continue to believe in oneself. Steve Jobs dropped out of college to start Apple. He was essentially pushed out of Apple, only to return as their CEO […]

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What Permanent Damage Can Drugs Do to You? https://transcendrecoverycommunity.com/permanent-damage-from-drugs/ Thu, 17 Jan 2019 20:10:46 +0000 https://transcendrecoverycommunity.com/?p=8465 All drugs can leave lasting, permanent damage – if taken often enough. Addictive drugs usually cause the most damage in any given society because, unlike, say, heart medication, taking a drug like heroin compels you to take more of it, until you feel like you can’t live without an ever-increasing dose of the stuff. And […]

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Cutting Out Old Friends Who Encourage Drug & Alcohol Abuse https://transcendrecoverycommunity.com/cutting-out-old-friends/ Tue, 15 Jan 2019 19:51:42 +0000 https://transcendrecoverycommunity.com/?p=8462 Everyone needs friends. Friends make life richer and help us through hard times. There’s something about a platonic relationship – a friendship between two people – that isn’t possible between a person and their relatives, or a person and their closest, most intimate partner. Friendship also exists on a spectrum. Some “friends” are simply acquaintances, […]

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Drug Spotlight: Opioid-Based Prescription Drugs https://transcendrecoverycommunity.com/opioid-based-prescription-drugs/ Thu, 10 Jan 2019 18:15:13 +0000 https://transcendrecoverycommunity.com/?p=8444 The opioid epidemic started back in the 90s, riding in on a wave of painkillers coming in off the streets and from the doctor’s office alike. A surge in heroin production as well as an abundance of unused, stolen and resold prescription opioids led to a nation with thousands of people addicted to and dependent […]

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Mental Health Issues That Commonly Accompany Addiction https://transcendrecoverycommunity.com/mental-health-issues-addiction/ Tue, 08 Jan 2019 23:03:39 +0000 https://transcendrecoverycommunity.com/?p=8435 Addiction and other mental health issues often go hand-in-hand, for several reasons. It’s important to understand that in a lot of cases, people who struggle with one mental illness may also struggle with symptoms pertaining to another mental illness, or they may have several codependent diagnoses. Addiction is considered a mental health issue by the […]

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New Year’s Resolution 2019: Kick the Addiction https://transcendrecoverycommunity.com/2019-resolution-kick-addiction/ Fri, 28 Dec 2018 19:18:33 +0000 https://transcendrecoverycommunity.com/?p=8235 We’re drawing close to the end of 2018 – and with that comes the inevitability of 2019. For some, especially those prone to counting their days while sober, the passage of time is something of a blessing. Because with each passing minute, hour, day and week, you put more and more distance between yourself and […]

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What Sets Los Angeles Apart as a Recovery Community? https://transcendrecoverycommunity.com/los-angeles-as-a-recovery-community/ Wed, 26 Dec 2018 18:45:04 +0000 https://transcendrecoverycommunity.com/?p=8225 The City of Angels, home to millions, is also home to countless recovering addicts. Like any large city, it has its fair share of problems – and for recovering addicts, its fair share of temptations. But it’s not alone. Other metropolis around the US share some of the same qualities: the quality of being a […]

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How to Make the Transition from Rehab to Sober Living https://transcendrecoverycommunity.com/transition-rehab-sober-living/ Thu, 20 Dec 2018 20:04:04 +0000 https://transcendrecoverycommunity.com/?p=8220 The numbers on how many people actually get permanently clean after starting drug recovery vary wildly. It’s impossible to survey the entire ex-addict population of the US, and it’s also difficult to get numbers on people who have been sober for a specific or given period of time. So instead, people were surveyed to better […]

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Spending Time With Your Family During Recovery https://transcendrecoverycommunity.com/sending-time-with-family-recovery/ Tue, 18 Dec 2018 23:12:11 +0000 https://transcendrecoverycommunity.com/?p=8216 There are several reasons why you may not be spending time with family during your recovery. One may be that you’re scared to hurt them – or that they’re worried you’ll bring more tragedy to the table. Another might be that there are some serious differences between you and some of your family members and […]

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Avoiding Temptation Around the Holidays https://transcendrecoverycommunity.com/avoiding-temptation-holidays/ Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:01:48 +0000 https://transcendrecoverycommunity.com/?p=8213 The holiday season is a “time for toys” and a “time for cheer”, but for most American adults, it’s also a time for good food and good drink. Among scents of myrrh and pine, most American households also enjoy traditional foods, differing from culture to culture, from a Christmas ham to Yiddish potato pancakes and […]

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