Kelly McClanahan

Sober Recovery Expert Author

Kelly McClanahan has an MSW in clinical social work and a CATC IV in addictions counseling. She teaches meditation and mindfulness, specializing in addiction and trauma. She also leads workshops and seminars on treatment of addictive disorders and stress reduction.

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Being of Service in 12-Step Recovery

By Kelly McClanahan

New members in 12-step recovery hear about “being of service” without being sure what that means. Continue Reading

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As self-esteem and self-worth begin to grow within a recovering addict, they are able to feel for others and empathy is re-esta... Continue Reading

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When we can begin to sit with the grief and the feelings we are having, we begin to grow into the new paradigm the pain is crea... Continue Reading

Putting on various masks can help family members cope with an addicted loved one

5 Unhealthy Family Roles in an Addict's Life

By Kelly McClanahan

Here are 5 of the most common roles observed in families of active addicts as well as possible ways to help them realign their ... Continue Reading

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Adult Children of Alcoholics aims to help adults recover from the emotional trauma or neglect they experienced as children rais... Continue Reading

Considering Sponsorship

By Kelly McClanahan

Sponsorship is recommended in treatment and 12-step meetings. When it comes to addiction, a sponsor is not a financial supporte... Continue Reading

Weathering Crises During Addiction Recovery

By Kelly McClanahan

Many people in recovery will experience situations that trigger them, especially those who have past trauma. When you experienc... Continue Reading

SAMHSA has released a mobile app to help mental health professionals and other healthcare providers prevent suicide. Find out h... Continue Reading

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Employees in certain sectors tend to have the highest rates of illicit drug and alcohol use. According to a recent report, thes... Continue Reading

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Getting or Staying Sober? Try Gardening

By Kelly McClanahan

These days, many addiction treatment centers are incorporating horticulture therapy to their recovery programs. Learn more abou... Continue Reading