Dawn Hurley

Sober Recovery Expert Author

Dawn Hurley is a freelance writer in recovery on a mission to share her humbling experience with addiction and the obstacles she is surpassing on her sober path. A true-blue Texan, she resides in the beautiful Texas Hill Country where she finds inspiration, not only for her spiritual growth but for her writing as well. Dawn attended Texas State University where she studied Botany and Horticulture. She enjoys hiking, creating recipes for mindful eating, and living in gratitude.


The combination of a SUD and a DBD can not only drastically affect someone's quality of life, but also complicate the treatment... Continue Reading


Researchers have found that the deactivation of a stress-signaling area of the brain associated with emotion-related and motiva... Continue Reading

physician and military veteran discussing non-drug treatment for chronic pain

Research has now found that non-drug therapies are just as effective, if not more, than traditional medications prescribed for ... Continue Reading

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Research has found that heroin use reduces the levels of Drebrin needed to form and maintain synapses (connection of nerve cell... Continue Reading

meth lab

Many prognosticators fear that Meth 2.0 will continue the societal destruction caused by the evergrowing opioid epidemic. Continue Reading

man reading a book following a relapse

Finding yourself in the midst of a relapse can feel like an insurmountable failure, leaving you wondering how you became enslav... Continue Reading

Primary care physician talking to a patient about addiction and treatment

It's important to consider the possible reasons why so many don't get help, despite the effectiveness of interventions for Subs... Continue Reading

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Anyone wanting to have an informed conversation on the matter will need to understand the reasons why addiction is considered a... Continue Reading

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Long-term genetic change is a possible consequence of heavy alcohol use. Continue Reading

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Researchers with extensive knowledge of addiction and misuse of alcohol are hard at work to help us better understand and treat... Continue Reading