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How a Service Dog Can Help in Recovery

By Colleen Marlett

Man's best friend may bridge the gap between what triggers an addict to relapse and his or her will to stay sober. Continue Reading

Wes Geer of bands KoЯn and Hed P.E. has founded an organization that uses the creative process of making music to impact addiction recovery.

Former Rock Star Uses Songwriting to Help Addicts Get Sober

By Caitlin Thiede

Listening to music has long been known to treat symptoms of stress and anxiety. We dig deeper into Rock to Recovery's philosoph... Continue Reading

What to Do When You Have No One to Turn To

By Leia Rivera

For those who find themselves in this difficult situation, don’t lose hope—there are still ways to go through treatment success... Continue Reading

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The Blessing of Psych Meds in Recovery

By Lyn Geist

Many people in recovery are skeptical about taking medication, but some of us need it to fully get better. Continue Reading

What's the Real Benefit of AA?

By Tess Chedsey

With the number of sober treatment programs that incorporate the 12-Steps, it’s logical to assume that under the right circumst... Continue Reading

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7 Reasons You Shouldn't Be Ashamed of AA

By Dominica Applegate

Have you felt ashamed of AA due to the way others or the media talks about it? Well, here are 7 reasons you shouldn't be. Continue Reading

6 Benefits of Christian Counseling

By Dominica Applegate

Whether or not you follow the Christian faith, Bible-based counseling can help you change your attitude toward life and the peo... Continue Reading

5 Ways to Prepare Yourself Before Entering a Faith-Based Rehab Center

By Cynthia Adeniyi

Keeping these tips in mind will help shape a fulfilling recovery experience. Continue Reading

My First Time in the Therapy Chair

By Lisa OBrien

One writer walks us through the roller coaster of emotions she went through before she finally went to her first therapy sessio... Continue Reading

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Psychotherapy: For One-on-One Recovery

By Lisa OBrien

A trustworthy professional can teach you tools on how to better cope with family of origin issues, depression, or why certain p... Continue Reading

3 Stages of the Detox Process

By Dominica Applegate

Going through drug or alcohol detox can be a tough, but necessary step to become free of addiction. Here's a quick look at its ... Continue Reading

What Are Detoxification Treatment Centers and Do I Need One?

Different drugs require different detox treatments. Find out which substances require a detox and what to look for in a detox t... Continue Reading

Timing is Everything: The Minute Recovery Finally Clicked for Me

By Rebecca Kovacs

Sometimes, it takes a different way of thinking for rehab to finally work for someone. Continue Reading

6 Practical Baby Steps That Gets You Into Treatment

By Joanne Chu

We spoke to Dr. Jantz at the conference where he breaks down this daunting task into 6 practical baby steps. Continue Reading

How to Host a Celebrate Recovery Program at Your Church

By Heather Adams

If you have been part of CR and seen its benefits, you may feel a call to host the program in your own church. However, in this... Continue Reading

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5 Popular Alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous

By Nina Bradshaw

If your heart simply isn’t in AA, here are a number of other alternatives in which you may find the support you need for your j... Continue Reading

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STUDY: Meth and the Adolescent Brain

By Audrey Beim

How does this drug affect the brain of teenage users differently than the adult? We investigate. Continue Reading

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The Adolescent Brain on Drugs

By M. Lujan

The most formative years in life may also the most vulnerable to the effects of substance abuse. Continue Reading

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How to Know Whether or Not to Bring Your Dog to Rehab

By Caitlin Thiede

While dog-friendly rehab centers are an option, bringing your  best friend with you, sadly, may not be the best thing for eithe... Continue Reading

Should You Bring Your Dog to Rehab?

By Caitlin Thiede

Your pooch can serve as a source of tremendous comfort in moments of anxiety, withdrawal and isolation. Continue Reading