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How Do Moms Get Treatment?

By Audrey Beim

If you’re a mom who is addicted to drugs or alcohol, you understand firsthand how devastating addiction can be and how challeng... Continue Reading

Person's ego gets in the way of recovery

Your Ego is in the Way of Help

By Toshia Humphries

An overactive ego is far too often the reason why many addicts remain active in their addiction and refuse to get help. Continue Reading

Woman experiences intense emotions while suffering with alcoholism

4 Feelings That Alcohol Brought Into My Life

By Cassandra Huerta

One writer shares the true feelings that hid behind the seemingly fun and exciting photographs of her old, addicted self. Continue Reading

Woman hopes to land at the right rehab center

5 Tips on Finding a Rehab That’s Right For You

It’s important to take the necessary steps in finding what fits and what doesn’t before signing up for treatment. Continue Reading

Grieving Over One's Addiction

By Toshia Humphries

An addict's relationship with drugs and alcohol is an intimate one. In fact, with regard to an active addict, it is likely the ... Continue Reading

Mother carries child on sling while preparing dinner and talking on the phone

It’s Hard Enough As a Woman, Recovery Shouldn’t Be Harder

By Donn Gruta

Women, pregnant women and women with dependent children have so many responsibilities that keep them away from addiction recovery. Continue Reading

Man determined to get sober

The Role of Self-Reliance in Recovery

By Dominica Applegate

When it comes to recovery from alcoholism or drug addiction, it’s normal to wonder if you have what it takes to stay sober for ... Continue Reading

Why Running Away From Addiction Just Doesn’t Work

By Dr. Howard Wetsman

Often, people with addiction usually end up addressing the consequences of their illness rather than the illness itself. Continue Reading

Person seeking help that is within reach

The Challenge of Finding Affordable Addiction Treatment

By Audrey Beim

The lack of affordable treatment for addiction in the U.S. can only be described as tragic. We highlight the primary barriers a... Continue Reading

Comprehensive recovery beats white knuckling concept

Why Sobriety is Nothing Like Recovery

By Toshia Humphries

Contrary to popular belief, sobriety and recovery are not one in the same. In fact, many active addicts maintain "white-knuckle... Continue Reading

Woman discovers a more vibrant life on the other side of addiction

5 Long-Term Benefits That You Get From Quitting Drugs or Alcohol

By Nina Bradshaw

Some of sobriety's benefits are quite apparent from day one, while other gains may take some time before they settle in. Continue Reading

red telephone

The Typical Crisis Phone Call: What To Expect

By Amy Rothermel

You should never have to go through a severe crisis on your own. We break everything down step-by-step so you know just what to... Continue Reading

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What is “Rock Bottom”?

By Toshia Humphries

Rather than viewing an entire list of consequences as the collective manifestation of the “rock bottom” concept, it may be that... Continue Reading

What You Need to Know If You're Court Ordered to Go to AA

By Dominica Applegate

If you've been court ordered to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, here are 3 things you can definitely expect. Continue Reading

Self-Parenting Series: The 8-Step Procedure to Inner Conflict Resolution

By John Pollard

Your Self-Parenting relationship is the one relationship you will have your entire life. Take the time to work with these 8 ste... Continue Reading