Prioritizing Mental Wellness: Self-Care for Men in Recovery at New Origins

Maintaining mental wellness is crucial for men in recovery as it supports their journey toward a fulfilling, sober life. At New Origins, we recognize the significance of self-care in achieving and sustaining sobriety. Incorporating self-care practices into daily routines helps men in recovery prioritize their mental well-being, reduce stress, and build resilience. This article focuses […]

Embracing Sober Living as a Man: Challenging Societal Expectations and Toxic Masculinity

Choosing sobriety as a man goes beyond simply abstaining from alcohol or substance use. It involves challenging societal expectations and toxic masculinity that can hinder personal growth and well-being. By embracing a sober lifestyle, men have an opportunity to redefine masculinity, prioritize their mental and physical health, and build healthier, more authentic lives. This article […]

Staying Sober Through the Fall: Embracing Sobriety During a Season of Change

Autumn is a season of transformation and change, making it an ideal time to reflect on our personal journeys and embrace sobriety as an empowering choice. While the season brings a range of festivities and social gatherings, it’s important to prioritize our well-being and stay committed to our sobriety goals. Let’s explore effective strategies and […]

The Power of Brotherhood in Recovery: A Lifeline of Support and Healing

Recovery from addiction is a challenging path, often fraught with obstacles and uncertainties. The transition from a life dominated by substance abuse to one of sobriety and well-being requires unwavering commitment, support, and motivation. While professional treatment, therapy, and personal determination play vital roles, the power of brotherhood in recovery cannot be overstated. The brotherhood, […]

Colin Morrison – Talking Sobriety

Known for being one of the original freestyle motocross (FMX) riders of the late ‘90s and early 2000’s, Colin “Scummy” Morrison was an OG member of an elite riding crew that helped usher in a new era and style of dirt bike riding. Morrison and his cohorts traveled the world, making a name with dangerous […]

How to Enjoy Being Sober

Long-term sobriety. Aptly characterized as a battle, recovery is often a literal fight for survival. For many of us it is the greatest challenge of our lives, and the hardest work we’ll ever do. It can be so difficult, some days it feels impossible, and that’s the truth.  But, while being honest about the effort […]

Top 5 Gifts for Recovering Addicts

The holidays can feel stressful even under the best circumstances. But when a family member or friend is recovering from a substance abuse issue, there can be an added layer of worry and concern that tinges even the happiest of times. And while it can be hard to know what to say or how to […]

What is Recovery Maintenance? And How Do You Do It?

When addressing a substance abuse problem, an addict must typically navigate several stages of recovery that are fairly universal across all experiences. These stages, according to the National Institute of Health, can be broken down into the beginning, middle and late-stage recovery. Recovery maintenance occurs in the late stage and is crucial to achieving lasting success. […]

Are You Living with a Functional Alcoholic? Know the Signs

With over fifteen million people in the US suffering from an alcohol use disorder (AUD), it’s very likely that you have a friend or loved one grappling with a serious drinking problem, and it’s even possible that that person is you. But sometimes it can be difficult to tell who has a problem and who doesn’t, because […]

Brian Welch, Joins Colin Morrison for Podcast Recording in Redlands

On June 6, 2019, members of the New Origins life skills community had the opportunity to attend a recording of Colin Morrison’s Talking Sobriety podcast in which he interviewed Brian Welch, lead guitarist of the heavy metal band Korn, and his daughter, Jennea. Attendees also watched a screening of Brian and Jennea’s new documentary, Loud Krazy Love, and […]