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Addiction recovery can be a very personal journey. Different cases require different combinations of treatment. Whether you’re interested in detox, relapse warning signs, or the latest in addiction research, staying in the know will help guide you towards the approach that’s best for you.

Shame, Substance Use and Addiction Recovery - Getting Free

By Tess Chedsey

Some behavioral psychologists believe that shame leads to more substance abuse, which leads to more shame. Through this, the vi... Continue Reading

Op-Ed: Why Harm Reduction Therapy Remains A Work in Progress

By Colleen Marlett

Do the benefits for the addict's right to use, outweigh the determent of their personal health? Learn about a social movement a... Continue Reading

Hypnotherapy for Addiction Recovery: Does It Really Work?

By Dr. Carol Anderson, D.Min., ACSW, LMSW Carol Anderson, D.Min., ACSW, LMSW, has over 30 years of experience as a clinical social worker, program developer, clinical director, and adjunct professor.

As a professional technique, it focuses on one’s strengths, allows the patient to be in control of the outcomes, and can offer ... Continue Reading

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How a Service Dog Can Help in Recovery

By Colleen Marlett

Man's best friend may bridge the gap between what triggers an addict to relapse and his or her will to stay sober. Continue Reading

Wes Geer of bands KoЯn and Hed P.E. has founded an organization that uses the creative process of making music to impact addiction recovery.

Former Rock Star Uses Songwriting to Help Addicts Get Sober

By Caitlin Thiede

Listening to music has long been known to treat symptoms of stress and anxiety. We dig deeper into Rock to Recovery's philosoph... Continue Reading

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5 Practical Ways to Deal with Temptations

By Colleen Marlett

The allure of addiction is enticing for the addict, no doubt, as it promises to hold the power of relieving many of life’s anxi... Continue Reading

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What to Do When You Have No One to Turn To

By Leia Rivera

When you feel like no one seems to care, know that this is your addicted voice talking and that it is wrong. Continue Reading

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The Blessing of Psych Meds in Recovery

By Lyn Geist Lyn has years of experience relating to addiction and recovery. She earned her Master's of Social Work (MSW) and also a Masters of Arts (MA) in psychology and social work from California State University-Sacramento.

Many people in recovery are skeptical about taking medication, but some of us need it to fully get better. Continue Reading

Medical professional conducts motivational interviewing on female ER patient

Minimizing Opioid Abuse Through ‘Motivational Interviewing’

By Timothy Powers

While traditional law enforcement-based methods have largely failed in curtailing addiction and overdoses, cities nationwide ar... Continue Reading

STUDY: The Body's Intrinsic Anti-Addiction Response

By Dominica Applegate Dominica Applegate has worked in the mental health field for 12 years before launching her own business as a writer. She earned her Master's in Counseling from Liberty Universit

Research suggests that the brain has a natural means of actually reversing the effects of addiction. Continue Reading

Woman forgets to pack essential items in residential rehab

4 Tips I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before Residential Rehab

By Leia Rivera

Here are a few tips to help you or a loved one better plan for residential treatment. Continue Reading

Man leaving rehab with a plan

5 Things to Do to Prepare Yourself for Leaving Drug Rehab

By Audrey Beim

Re-entering society newly sober will be one of the greatest challenges an addict will face, but with a game plan place, ample s... Continue Reading

How Naloxone Saves Lives

By Tess Chedsey

Narcan, a brand name of naloxone, is controversial even though the drug has proven effective. It's not without negative effects... Continue Reading

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Dancing Myself Into Recovery: The Benefits of Dance Movement Therapy

By Leia Rivera

One writer shares her experience with dance therapy and the impact it had on her own recovery journey. Continue Reading

Outpatient treatment team working together

Who to Have on Your Team for Outpatient Treatment

By Leia Rivera

The transition from IOP to Outpatient can be very overwhelming and scary. Here are some steps to follow to make it much easier. Continue Reading

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