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Sober Living

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Embracing Anxiety: Surrender to Win

By Dawn Hurley

Thinking that I was somehow unique in my suffering allowed self-pity to lead me into a state of moral decay. Continue Reading

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4 Therapeutic Activities That Can Nurture Your Recovery

By Dawn Hurley

Here are a few therapeutic activities that you can engage in to nurture your body, mind and spirit, along with your recovery. Continue Reading

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My Humbling Journey of Intertwining Spirituality and Recovery

By Dawn Hurley

My spiritual experience came in pieces. If you're doubting that spirituality can mesh with your recovery, here are the steps I ... Continue Reading

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In the News

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Mental Health Conditions Rising Amongst Children of Military Personnel

By Nicole Arzt

Healthcare providers have reported an increase in psychiatric diagnoses, prescription medications, and clinical care for childr... Continue Reading

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Why ADHD Medications Can Cause Children to Develop Psychosis

By Dawn Hurley

Recent findings that medications such as Adderall and Ritalin are causing psychosis in children are too alarming to ignore. Continue Reading

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The Effects of Restricting Buprenorphine to Opioid Addicts

By Dawn Hurley

A recent study found that insurers such as Medicare limit access to certain medications such as buprenorphine, leaving opioid a... 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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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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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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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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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

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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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How to Really Help Someone Struggling with Thoughts of Suicide

By Donn Gruta

Suicide is a worldwide issue. Much like addiction, it does not discriminate and is typically associated with mental health prob... Continue Reading

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Healthy Living

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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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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

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Finding a Good Night’s Sleep in Recovery

By Audrey Beim

Research has shown that recovering alcoholics with sleep disorders were twice as likely to relapse as those who get a good nigh... 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

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

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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 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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