Recipe of the Month: High Watch Cheesecake

Yield: One 9 inch Cheesecake   14 Servings | 20 Minutes INGREDIENTS Graham Cracker Crumbs 1 3⁄4 Cups Sugar 3 Tbs Salt Pinch Unsalted Butter (melted) 4 Tbs (1/2 stick) DIRECTIONS for the crust 1. To make the crust: Butter a 9-inch springform pan, at least 3 inches high, and wrap the outside of the…

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Keeping It Green On St. Patty’s Day

In AA we hear the phrase “keep it green” quite often. It is an important concept to maintain a beginners mind and remember where we came from no matter how long we’ve been sober for. The great thing is there are a lot of ways that you can keep it green on a daily basis…

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Continuing Care for Mental Health in Sobriety

Sobriety is an amazing journey, but the journey does not end when you put down the substance. One of the very first things I learned during my time at High Watch was during a Living Sober group. The group leader exclaimed “life is not all cupcakes and rainbows just because I got sober.” It wasn’t…

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How Creativity Can Help With Recovery

People often labor under the delusion that using or abusing substances like drugs or alcohol help them “open their mind” or help them be “more creative”. Unfortunately, this is not true. For instance, the quote “write drunk, edit sober”, erroneously attributed to Ernest Hemingway, is not actually at all what the famous writer even said.…

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Being a New Mom in Recovery

While 2020 was a difficult year for almost all of us, it was also the year I received the greatest gift of my sobriety, my son Aidan. I had always wanted to start a family but had given up hope of ever doing so while I was in active addiction. Aidan truly is the light…

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