Monica Romano

Sober Recovery Expert Author

Monica is a health writer and licensed professional nurse (LPN) who lives her life alongside others in recovery, one day at a time. As a nurse for over 20 years, Monica inspires others to reclaim their health, learn their patient rights, and communicate effectively with their healthcare team. Her ongoing and extensive research explores natural treatments and the effects of food and nutrition in our daily lives.  Monica earned her LPN and Associates of Applied Science (AS) in nursing and culinary arts from North Seattle College. She lives in Bellingham, Washington, where she is active in her community, advocating for veterans and domestic violence survivors. 


The disruption of our daily routines and work schedules have caused many unexpected realities that have now become our new norm... Continue Reading


You can find ways to laugh at life and yourself even during hard times. Continue Reading

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Utilizing the STOP skill helps prevent black and white thinking. You gain new perspectives and acceptance in all areas of your ... Continue Reading


Cannabis Withdrawal Syndrome: What to Expect

By Monica Romano

Recovery is a process and quitting any drug can be hard. Continue Reading

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Living Sober: Tips for Newcomers to Recovery

By Monica Romano

Every day sober is a day to celebrate. Continue Reading


With the opioid crisis gaining more exposure, there is a troublesome and possibly related trend being uncovered: teen overdoses... Continue Reading

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How Anxiety and Addiction Affect One Another

By Monica Romano

Does a person's anxiety trigger substance abuse or vice versa? Continue Reading

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Military families are susceptible to high levels of stress, with spouses bearing the brunt of the anguish. Continue Reading

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How does a kid who appears to have it all go from starring in movies alongside his famous relatives to being addicted to cocain... Continue Reading

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SAD: Coping With Seasonal Affective Disorder

By Monica Romano

For some, the lack of light and Vitamin D from the sun can wreak havoc and cause them to suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorde... Continue Reading