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Sober Living

Using the Skill of Burning Bridges

By Wish Recovery

"Burning bridges" is a skill that requires radical acceptance, dedication, and action to ensure that addictive behavior is neve... Continue Reading

If You Can’t Say Anything Nice: A Caution Against Spiritually Abusive Advice (Title TDB)

By Toshia Humphries

If You Can’t Say Anything Nice: A Caution Against Spiritually Abusive Advice By Toshia Humphries Have you ever heard the saying... Continue Reading

Five Inspirational Authors Who are Recovered

By Rebecca Kovacs

It is truly a blessing that some of the finest writers of our time have been able to put word to paper, creating books about re... Continue Reading

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In the News

New Study Shows That No Level Of Alcohol Is Safe

By Rebecca Kovacs

Is there really any safe alcohol level? Up until currently, it was widely known that small amounts of certain alcohols could be... Continue Reading

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Why Mental Health Awareness is Now More Crucial Than Ever

By Nicole Arzt, M.S., L.M.F.T. 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.

Amid increased isolation due to COVID-1919, awareness about mental health conditions is more important than ever. Continue Reading

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Can Spinal Adjustments Aid Addiction Recovery?

By Nicole Arzt, M.S., L.M.F.T. 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.

In conjunction with more traditional treatments, like medication and psychotherapy, spinal adjustments may have a promising pla... Continue Reading

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Relationships

How to Deal with Substance Use Disorder in Family: The Importance of a Supportive Environment

By Isabel Sachs

Supporting an individual with a substance use disorder can be difficult, especially if you are not sure what to do or where to ... Continue Reading

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Recognizing Spiritualized Ego – When Recovery Becomes Food for Narcissism

By Toshia Humphries

In any given situation, the ego sees an opportunity to go deeper into hiding. Recovery is no exception. Continue Reading

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The Spiritual Dangers of “Just Sex” Relationships

By Toshia Humphries

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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Family & Friends

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Four Misconceptions About People Who Struggle With Addiction

By Nicole Arzt, M.S., L.M.F.T. 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.

By perpetuating untrue myths, we only perpetuate the terrible stigma attached to addiction, which further alienates and harms t... Continue Reading

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Tips for Setting Boundaries When Reconnecting With Loved Ones

By Rebecca Kovacs

How do we go about reconnecting with a loved one while setting boundaries at the same time? Continue Reading

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How to Explain Your Recovery to Your Children

By Nicole Arzt, M.S., L.M.F.T. 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.

No matter their age, you should expect your children to have questions about your recovery. Continue Reading

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Personal Stories

Addicted to Vicodin: One Woman's Story

By LeAnn Brown

Growing up, words like substance abuse and addiction were never even a part of my vocabulary. I lived in a small community, and... Continue Reading

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My Personal Journey Towards Recovery

By Rebecca Kovacs

One recovering addict shares how she used time as an ally rather than a detriment during her journey towards recovery. Continue Reading

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Bouncing Back After Relapse: It's Not All Bad

By Dawn Hurley

Finding yourself in the midst of a relapse can feel like an insurmountable failure, leaving you wondering how you became enslav... Continue Reading

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Healthy Living

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Regular Health Service Visits May Reduce Suicide Risk Among Youth

By Nicole Arzt, M.S., L.M.F.T. 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.

The more we learn the warning signs—and the more willing we are to step in and help—the more we can do to fight youth suicide. Continue Reading

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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

Drinking celery juice is especially beneficial for people in recovery from substance abuse. Continue Reading

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Op-ed

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OP-ED: Safe Injection Sites Must be Legalized to Minimize Public Risk

By Tamara Buchenberger

Safe injection sites could effectively address the widespread public health crisis of IV drug-related deaths and the spread of ... Continue Reading

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OP-ED: Psychedelics Should be Legalized and Administered in Clinics

By Germain Palacios

The push to legalize psychedelic drugs for medical use has intensified over recent months. Continue Reading

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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

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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

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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 Sober 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, M.S., L.M.F.T. 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.

Our country's vulnerable youth—the population between ages 18 and 25—represent today's 'hidden homeless'. Continue Reading

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