Nicole Arzt

Sober Recovery Expert Author

Nicole Arzt is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in providing psychotherapy for individuals, families, and groups struggling with substance use disorders and psychiatric illnesses. She received her Master of Science from California State University, Long Beach in 2014. She has extensive experience working in a variety of dual-diagnosis treatment centers, providing services for all levels of care from detoxification to long-term outpatient therapy. Nicole currently works full-time as a therapist utilizing psychodynamic and humanistic work. A passionate writer, she has authored several scholarly articles, blog posts, and professional research centered on addiction and mental health.

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Emerging research now shows a significant relationship between serotonergic and dopaminergic substances and valvular heart dise... Continue Reading

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The best way to raise awareness is to educate yourself first. Learn about suicide, its impact, and the warning signs you need t... Continue Reading

mother struggling with both postpartum depression and substance abuse

There's no doubt that parenting is a difficult feat. Struggling with a past or current addiction, however, can bring a whole ne... Continue Reading

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What to Know About Tardive Dyskinesia

By Nicole Arzt

TD can be a side effect of neuroleptic and antipsychotic medications used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder,... Continue Reading

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Celebrating National Recovery Month

By Nicole Arzt

It's a time to honor success stories and milestones. It's also a time to highlight the achievements made in short-term and long... Continue Reading

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As more people embrace the concept of having fun in recovery, sober bars will likely continue to increase in popularity. Continue Reading

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The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) estimates that anywhere from 2 to 5 percent of women use mariju... Continue Reading

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5 Sober Apps That Can Support Your Recovery

By Nicole Arzt

Your smartphone is a fantastic resource for text-messaging, emailing, and using social media. However, it can also help support... Continue Reading

Explaining the journey to recovery to your child

There is no doubt that recovery is a sensitive subject. It's intimate and messy and awkward, and it's normal to feel skeptical ... Continue Reading


In 2016, the Child’s Mind Institute launched the #MyYoungerSelf campaign as a platform for celebrities to share personal storie... Continue Reading