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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

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Minimizing Opioid Abuse Through ‘Motivational Interviewing’

By Timothy Powers

While traditional law enforcement-based methods have largely failed in curtailing addiction and overdoses, cities nationwide ar... Continue Reading

STUDY: The Body's Intrinsic Anti-Addiction Response

By Dominica Applegate

Research suggests that the brain has a natural means of actually reversing the effects of addiction. Continue Reading

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4 Tips I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before Residential Rehab

By Leia Rivera

The most important thing to remember when you’re there is that you're exactly where you need to be, but it wouldn't hurt to 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

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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5 Signs That It’s Time to Get Help NOW

By Leia Rivera

In general, there are several events along the way that lead to this moment, some being easier to recognize than others. Continue Reading

What to Do When Insurance Doesn't Cover You

By Leia Rivera

Recovery is not easy, especially when you do not have your insurance to assist you financially with the care that you need. It ... 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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The Benefits of Making Rehab Fun

By Hip Rehabs

Researchers found that making rehab a process more similar to a camp or positive college experience can raise success rates by ... Continue Reading

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5 Options for Making Rehab Treatment Affordable

By Liemann Valdimar

Treatment programs can be extremely expensive and paying out of pocket for such programs may be an unlikely option. However, th... Continue Reading