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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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My Thank-You Note to Donald Trump

By Toshia Humphries

Motivated by Donald Trump's rise and recently leaked statements against women, survivors of abuse who once kept mum and off the... Continue Reading

3 Reasons Why Addicts Need a Rock Bottom

By Toshia Humphries

For those who may not be familiar with the idea, here are 3 reasons why individuals may need a rock bottom in order to begin a ... Continue Reading

Man moving on from memories of addiction

Why Being an Addict Doesn’t Mean I’m a Bad Person

By Rose Lockinger

One writer shares how the 9th Step in AA can help those with addiction realize that they're much more than they lead themselves... Continue Reading

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3 Things That Set Addiction Treatment Apart

By Toshia Humphries

Typically, those who are diagnosed with addiction generally undergo more than mere physiological assessment and treatment, as o... Continue Reading

Why the Fight Against Marijuana Legalization is a Senseless Battle

By Tess Chedsey

The drug has medicinal purposes, low rates of addiction and the potential to be an American economic cash cow. Continue Reading

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Josh Hamilton's Relapse: The Right Course of Action

By Audrey Beim

What should the verdict be for the Angels' superstar? Continue Reading

frat house

The Foundation of Frat Culture: Is It Brotherhood or Alcohol?

By M. Lujan

Examining an issue that has affected campuses nationwide. Continue Reading

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Does Social Media Trivialize Addiction?

By Cassandra Huerta

When are jokes about addiction more harmful than helpful? This article examines how social media and other media may over-trivi... Continue Reading