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Sober Living

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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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3 Steps to Ensure Energetic Clarity Once You're Clean and Sober

By Toshia Humphries Toshia Humphries is a Texan freelance writer, artist, life coach and talk radio co-host of Girl Power Hour on Blog Talk Radio.

You’re clean and sober, but are you clear? If not, here are 3 steps to ensure energetic clarity. Continue Reading

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Sober Bars: A Healthy Alternative for People in Recovery

By Nicole Arzt

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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In the News

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Why National Suicide Prevention Week is More Crucial Than Ever

By Nicole Arzt

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

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Is CBD Safe and Effective at Treating Addiction?

By Dawn Hurley

Researchers have begun exploring ways in which CBD can serve as an alternative treatment for drug addiction and pain management. Continue Reading

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Occupational Burnout: WHO’s Diagnosis for Work-related Stress

By Nicole Arzt

A staggering 61% of employees report experiencing stress at work. As such, job-related pressure ranks at the top of the list fo... Continue Reading

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Relationships

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The Spiritual Dangers of “Just Sex” Relationships

By Toshia Humphries Toshia Humphries is a Texan freelance writer, artist, life coach and talk radio co-host of Girl Power Hour on Blog Talk Radio.

In early recovery, we may instantly cling to the first sign of distraction we see. This usually takes the form of a romantic—or... Continue Reading

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Reconciling in Recovery? These 3 Tips Will Help

By Tori Utley

Addiction can harm the relationships we care most about, like our family, friends and even our significant others. Continue Reading

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The Process of Forgiveness and Its Purpose in Recovery

By Toshia Humphries Toshia Humphries is a Texan freelance writer, artist, life coach and talk radio co-host of Girl Power Hour on Blog Talk Radio.

Like grief, forgiveness comes in stages that do not have a set duration of time or order. Continue Reading

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Family & Friends

Explaining the journey to recovery to your child

How to Explain Your Recovery to Your Children

By Nicole Arzt

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

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Finding the Right Interventionist for Your Loved One

Researching interventionists may improve the chances your loved one agrees to seek treatment. Continue Reading

Staging an intervention for a loved one.

How to Do an Intervention for an Addict

By Dominica Applegate

Figuring out the best way to guide an addicted loved one towards getting help can be difficult. Here's how you can stage an int... Continue Reading

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Personal Stories

#MyYoungerSelf

How the #MyYoungerSelf Campaign Sheds Light On Mental Health

By Nicole Arzt

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

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How an Adult Child of an Addict Made Her Way Out of a Neverending Halloween

By Toshia Humphries Toshia Humphries is a Texan freelance writer, artist, life coach and talk radio co-host of Girl Power Hour on Blog Talk Radio.

One writer compares her ACOA story to an endless horror movie and how she found the power to claim her right to a life of heali... Continue Reading

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Former Homeless Addict Shares Thoughts on Finding Hope in the Streets

By Caitlin Thiede

You’re walking down the street, and you see a person with obvious signs of addiction and homelessness. Will you acknowledge or ... Continue Reading

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Healthy Living

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6 Simple Ways to Stay Hydrated This Summer

By Monica Romano

With summer in full swing and temperatures soaring, we are reminded again of the importance of staying hydrated and healthy. Continue Reading

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Celery Juice: The Latest Trend in Addiction Recovery

By Monica Romano

The benefits of drinking celery juice extend beyond those simply looking to diet and get in shape. Continue Reading

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Detox Side Effects and How to Alleviate Them

By Dawn Hurley

These are only a few of the symptoms of drug and alcohol detox, however, overcoming them will mean a healthier you when it's al... Continue Reading

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Op-ed

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Op-Ed: Why Psychedelics Should be Legalized and Administered in Clinics

By Germain Palacios

The push to legalize magic mushrooms and LSD for medical use has gained momentum, but is legalizing psychedelics the solution t... Continue Reading

the dangers of alternative medicine for recovery

Why Some Need to Draw The Line on Alternative Medicine

By Elizabeth Seward

If you’re prone to all-or-nothing thinking, you may want to reconsider your stance as it may jeopardize your recovery. Continue Reading

For all of us in recovery, the message of the #metoo movement is critical for our progress.

Why the #MeToo Movement is Crucial for Women in Addiction

By Tamara Buchenberger

It’s finding the strength to hold on for one more day when you can’t recall a time you didn’t feel the strength someone else us... Continue Reading

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Q&A

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Ask Dr. Drew: Can you explain what health benefits are observed after a year of sobriety?

By SoberRecovery, Staff Writer

Dr. Drew answers questions submitted by members in our SoberRecovery community. Continue Reading

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Dr. Drew answers questions submitted by members in our SoberRecovery community. Continue Reading

Dr. Drew sitting in a chair

Dr. Drew answers questions submitted by members in our SoberRecovery community. Continue Reading

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Kids & Drugs

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5 Tips for Planning a Safe and Sober Prom Night

By Dawn Hurley

Safety and sobriety are well worth planning ahead for, especially when it comes to prom night. Continue Reading

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How Recovery Schools are Giving Addicted Teens a Second Chance

By Dawn Hurley

In addition to participating in traditional classes and online courses, students meet with counselors regularly and participate... Continue Reading

A Look Into the Growing ‘Hidden Homelessness’ Crisis

By Nicole Arzt

The population of homeless young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 is growing rapidly—and as many as 1 in 10 of them experie... Continue Reading

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