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Op-Ed: Why Harm Reduction Therapy Remains A Work in Progress

By Colleen Marlett

Do the benefits for the addict's right to use, outweigh the determent of their personal health? Learn about a social movement a... Continue Reading

How Effective are Addiction Interventions?

By Benhilda Chanetsa

Most addicts don't voluntarily enter addiction treatment programs. Some need a nudge from family, friends, or the court system ... Continue Reading

Hypnotherapy for Addiction Recovery: Does It Really Work?

As a professional technique, it focuses on one’s strengths, allows the patient to be in control of the outcomes, and can offer ... Continue Reading

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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

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

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5 Things to Gain From a Christian Support Group

By Dominica Applegate

Here are 5 of the many benefits of attending a Christian support group if you’ve chosen to walk the recovery path in faith. Continue Reading

How Being a Priest and an Addict Changed My View of God: Part II

By Patrick Biegler

One writer shares the drastic evolution of his spiritual life—from nonexistent and reliant on alcohol to a Catholic priesthood. 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

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Alcohol Detox Treatment For You or Your Loved One

If you or an addicted loved one is struggling with alcohol abuse, here are the best alcohol detox centers in the nation. 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

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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7 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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Child Protective Services and Parental Drug Abuse: What You Need to Know

By Elizabeth Seward

Typically speaking, CPS makes it their goal to only remove children from a home when it is needed for their protection. Continue Reading

How Addiction Impacts Your Child’s Worldview

By Elizabeth Seward

Having a parent who is an addict can be an emotionally traumatic experience for children. It’s important that addicts with chil... 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