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Sober Living

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Should You Date During 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.

Those in early recovery are typically advised to abstain for good reason. Continue Reading

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How to Budget New Hobbies During Recovery

By Nicole Arzt

If you don’t find new interests, you risk feeling stagnant and bored — and that can be a triggering experience for anyone. Continue Reading

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The Dark Truth About Alcohol: They Don't Call It Spirits for Nothing

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.

They don’t call alcohol spirits for nothing. Continue Reading

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In the News

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What Can Telemedicine Do For Addiction Treatment?

By Germain Palacios

Telemedicine has made access to healthcare easier than ever, including clinical services for recovering substance abusers. Continue Reading

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How Dry January Set the Trend for Non-Alcoholic Beverages

The Dry January Movement began in 2012 and has spread beyond the UK since its inception. Continue Reading

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Study Finds a Connection Between Gut Bacteria and Depression

By Audrey Beim

This research can help determine a potential link between dietary choices and mental well-being. Continue Reading

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Family & Friends

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Finding the Right Interventionist for Your Loved One

The stakes are high when it comes to selecting the best interventionist for a loved one. Continue Reading

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How to Have Compassion for a Good Person Who Did Bad Things While Using

By Elizabeth Seward

How do you continue to offer your addicted friend or family member love and support? Continue Reading

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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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Relationships

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4 Communication Styles Addicts Use to Get What They Want

By Patrick Biegler

For someone who is still in throes of addiction, there are some styles of communication we’re accustomed to using as our primar... Continue Reading

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Holding On: Why Codependency Has Such a Tight Grip On You

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.

Healing from a codependent relationships takes work and time. Professional help is typically required, depending on the duratio... Continue Reading

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How to Develop Healthy Social Connections in Recovery

By Audrey Beim

A positive social support system is crucial in choosing alternative behavior outside the addiction. Otherwise, isolation can an... Continue Reading

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Personal Stories

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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

Former Homeless Addict Shares Thoughts on Finding Recovery Hope in the Streets

By Caitlin Thiede

When you see a homeless addict on the street, there are usually two options that cross our mind: acknowledge and engage, or avo... Continue Reading

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How to Really Help Someone Struggling with Thoughts of Suicide

By Donn Gruta

With self-preservation hard-wired in almost everything humans do, it's difficult for many to fathom how some can arrive at the ... Continue Reading

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Healthy Living

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Is Coffee Bad for You During Recovery?

By Cynthia Adeniyi

Concerns about coffee and recovery fall in one of two categories: the impact of caffeine and the use of coffee to change one's ... Continue Reading

Finding a Good Night’s Sleep in Recovery

By Audrey Beim

Here are 6 strategies to promote healthy sleep patterns while your body and mind continue to heal. Continue Reading

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How Hormonal Imbalances May Affect Recovery

By Mark Calarco

Responsible eating and regular exercise can replace many of the bad habits that contribute to relapse, but you should also keep... Continue Reading

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Op-ed

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

By Germain Palacios

The push to legalize psychedelic drugs for medical use has intensified over recent months, but is legalizing these potent, unre... Continue Reading

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Why Some Need to Draw The Line on Alternative Medicine

By Elizabeth Seward

Alternative medicine can have a pretty vague definition. The term includes practices that are science-based and many that are n... 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

A woman's perspective on processing trauma, perceptions, and moving forward with others to shed light in the dark corners where... 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

6 Tips to Surviving Single Parenting

By Dominica Applegate

Being responsible for your children and your addiction recovery can be daunting, but these tips can help you manage. Continue Reading

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