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Sober Living

Getting creative without using drugs

How to Get Creative Without Using Drugs

By Elizabeth Seward

Substance use and creativity are not mutually exclusive. Creativity can be harnessed and had amid sobriety, especially if you g... Continue Reading

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Travel Excursions for Sober Lifestyles

By Caitlin Thiede

For someone who is committed to sober living and wants to avoid the temptation of drugs and alcohol, this is how to pursue good... Continue Reading

A man holds his wife on his back in the rain, and they smile.

How to Turn These 3 Negative Situations into Positive Experiences

By Caitlin Thiede

Circumstances aren't always in our control, but our outlooks and responses are. Continue Reading

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In the News

Reinforcing your sobriety to avoid relapse

5 Powerful Reinforcements for Long-Term Recovery

By Tori Utley

Recovery brings many natural, non-material rewards you can count on to help you stay sober for the long-haul. Continue Reading

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Empowering the Addict with Narcan is a Crucial First Step

By Joanne Chu

In response to this public health crisis, Walgreens recently announced that they are stocking the overdose-reversing drug in al... Continue Reading

Lisa Sundstedt on stage at This is My Brave show

We’re In On the Joke and We Can’t Stop Laughing

By Joanne Chu

This is My Brave "The Resistance" show featured a lineup of comedians who struggle with mental health, addiction or both. 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

Codependent couple

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

By Toshia Humphries

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

Social life of people in recovery

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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Family & Friends

Couple in relationship going through addiction recovery healing together

How to Properly Love an Active Addict Back to Health

By Toshia Humphries

We want to love our struggling loved ones, but true unconditional love starts from within. Continue Reading

To love or not to love an alcoholic. That is the question. The answer, however, may not seem so clear.

The Best Way You Can Love an Alcoholic

By Toshia Humphries

To love or not to love an alcoholic. That is the question. The answer, however, may not seem so clear. Continue Reading

How to nudge a loved one to recover from drug and alcohol addiction without fighting

Don't Dictate, Motivate! How to Nudge a Loved One to Recover

By Colleen Marlett

These tips could mean the difference between your loved one deciding to seek recovery within months to someone who dwindles in ... 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

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

What to do to help a person in distress thinking of suicide

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 in Recovery?

By Cynthia Adeniyi

Coffee can give anyone the jitters, but it poses unique dangers for the addict in recovery. 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

the dangers of alternative medicine for recovery

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

Op-Ed: Safe Injection Sites are a Necessity

By Tess Chedsey

As we continue to shed light on the disease of addiction, this controversy proves just how much more the public needs to learn ... 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?

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

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