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.

Hope of reestablishing a sense of empathy in addict through recovery

Anyone who has watched their friends or family members escalate into active and chronic addiction remarks on one horrifying asp... 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

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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: A Quick Overview

By Kelly McClanahan

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 in Recovery

By Kelly McClanahan

Many addicts in recovery will experience situations that trigger them, especially those who have past trauma. When they experie... 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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5 Benefits of Gardening in Recovery

By Kelly McClanahan

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

What We Learn From Scott Stapp's Addiction Journey

By Kelly McClanahan

The former Creed lead singer’s widely publicized addiction story is a prime example of a very common problem in diagnosing addi... Continue Reading