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Sober Living

How to Tell People You Love About Your Recovery

By Rebecca Kovacs

Going through rehab successfully is a huge accomplishment on its own. When we are finally through, there are inevitably people ... Continue Reading

The Past is the Past: 3 Things to Do to Move Forward Without All the Baggage

By Rebecca Kovacs

Some of us can actually feel guilty about going through rehab. But here's the real deal about our struggle and how to actually ... Continue Reading

How to Protect Your Energy If You're an Empath in Recovery

By Toshia Humphries

An empath in a negative environment will absorb the energy around them and likely put their hard-earned sobriety on the line. Continue Reading

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In the News

The 'Opioid Vaccine' is Here, But It Needs Funding

By Caitlin Thiede

If there ever was a time the world needs a scientific discovery that could potentially save the lives of addicts from overdosin... Continue Reading

Opioid Addicts Get High with Over-the-Counter Anti-Diarrhea Drugs

By Caitlin Thiede

Here's what you really need to know about the dangers of loperamide as a way to get through withdrawal symptoms and get high. Continue Reading

Puerto Rican Native Brings Cultural Insight to SAMHSA Mental Health Awareness Day

By Joanne Chu

Juan Vélez Court represents the Puerto Rican community at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMH... Continue Reading

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Relationships

The Search and Rescue Process of Recovery

By Toshia Humphries

In active addiction, the only priority becomes the substance of choice. Family, friends, jobs, beloved pets and even children g... Continue Reading

The Changing Tides of Friendships From Addiction to Recovery

By Lisa OBrien

One writer shares how herself and her friendships have evolved over the course of her recovery. Continue Reading

The Importance of Confidentiality in the Recovery Process

By Heather Adams

The promise that the information exchanged will remain safe is of prime importance in a support group setting or even in all co... Continue Reading

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Family & Friends

The #1 Lie Loved Ones of Addicts Believe About Themselves

By Toshia Humphries

It is a lie they may tell themselves and believe from the start—a destructive force detrimental to loved ones and addicts alike. Continue Reading

3 Ways to Be There For a Friend Who Has Lost a Loved One Through Addiction

By Rebecca Kovacs

One of the most painful aspects of addiction is that it can end in death. What do we do to help out a friend who is going throu... Continue Reading

I Learned About Addiction in the Worst Way Possible

By Caitlin Thiede

Loving an addict comes with pain, guilt and fear. Over time, your existence becomes a limbo between hope and disappointment. Continue Reading

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Personal Stories

A Death Other Than Dying: From a Mother’s Point of View

By Colleen Marlett

For someone who loves an addict, there are other deaths we grieve a thousand times over besides a physical one. Continue Reading

Why I’m More than My Addiction Story

By Joanne Chu

As addicts, our perception and persecution of ourselves is far worse than anyone else could lay on us. Continue Reading

Happy to Be Alive: How I Survived Trauma and Addiction

By Emma Burns

If my experiences make a difference to even one person, all of the pain and triumphs of my recovery journey will be rewarding f... Continue Reading

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Healthy Living

How Hormonal Imbalances May Affect Recovery

By Mark Calarco

Responsible eating and regular exercise can replace many of the bad habits that contribute to relapse, but you should also keep... Continue Reading

3 Ways You Can Meditate at Work

By Audrey Beim

It's not hard to squeeze in a meditation ritual at the workplace. These 3 tips can help you improve not only your health, but a... Continue Reading

How Your Pillow Plays an Important Role in Recovery

By Benhilda Chanetsa

If you're experiencing restless nights, body pain and allergic reactions during recovery, your pillow may be the one to blame. Continue Reading

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Q&A

Ask Dr. Drew: Can you explain what health benefits are observed after a year of sobriety?

Dr. Drew answers questions submitted by members in our SoberRecovery community. Continue Reading

Dr. Drew answers questions submitted by members in our SoberRecovery community. Continue Reading

Dr. Drew answers questions submitted by members in our SoberRecovery community. Continue Reading

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Op-ed

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

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

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Kids & Drugs

6 Tips to Surviving Single Parenting

By Dominica Applegate

Being responsible for your children and your addiction recovery can be daunting, but these tips can help you manage. Continue Reading