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Sober Living

6 Steps to Managing Anger in Recovery

By Benhilda Chanetsa

Temper tantrums can leave a trail of broken relationships, disturbed sleep and a possible return to addiction. These eight step... Continue Reading

4 Ways to Celebrate Your Recovery

By Cassandra Huerta

Your recovery milestones are important reminders of how far you’ve come. Here are a few unconventional and sobriety-approved ... Continue Reading

7 Ways We Tend to Self-Sabotage

By Dominica Applegate

Self-sabotaging behaviors can stunt your growth in many areas of life. Take a look at the following ways people jeopardize thei... Continue Reading

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Relationships

5 Practical Ways to Say No to Dating

By Audrey Beim

Many rehab programs discourage dating during the first 12 months of sobriety. Here are 5 ways to help you refrain from entering... Continue Reading

5 Types of People to Stay Away From for Sobriety's Sake

To maintain your sobriety, you may have to cut ties with negative eople. Here are 5 personalities to stay away from as you stri... Continue Reading

8 Celebrity Marriages Impacted By Addiction

By Audrey Beim

An addiction problem can put a strain on any kind of relationship. Only these couples had to endure their personal issues under... Continue Reading

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Healthy Living

3 Herbal Teas for Staving Off Cravings

By Elizabeth Seward

If you’re seeking some sort of stimulation, don’t waste your efforts towards recovery by relapsing. These 3 herbal teas can... Continue Reading

3 Ways Our Bodies Can Give Us a Natural Buzz

By Elizabeth Seward

The body is chock-full of chemicals that make us happy. Find out what it can do for you. Continue Reading

4 Nutrients to Help Reverse Aging Effects of Substance Abuse

By Jamie Yacoub

The right amount of these vitamins and minerals can help you increase vitality and improve the aging process. Continue Reading

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In the News

Can Light Stimulation Be a Substitute for Painkillers?

Administering opiate drugs is the primary method for managing severe pain. However, a recent experiment suggests that light st... Continue Reading

Top 10 Industries with the Highest Substance Use Disorder

By Kelly McClanahan

Employees in certain sectors tend to have the highest rates of illicit drug and alcohol use. According to a recent report, thes... Continue Reading

What We Learn From Scott Stapp's Addiction Journey

By Kelly McClanahan

The former Creed lead singer’s widely publicized addiction story is a prime example of a very common problem in diagnosing ad... Continue Reading

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Kids & Drugs

3 Questions to Help Gauge Your Trust in Another Parent

By Elizabeth Seward

Leaving your child to another adult’s supervision may be uncomfortable, but spending some time with the individual can help e... Continue Reading

Why Being a Helicopter Parent Does Not Help Addiction

By Benhilda Chanetsa

Hovering over your child's activities 24/7 may actually be inducing or maintaining their drug and alcohol abuse. Learn to loose... Continue Reading

Top 10 Alcohol Brands Consumed By Youth

By Audrey Beim

A Youth Alcohol Brand Survey reveals that underage drinkers are more likely to reach for these alcoholic beverages. Continue Reading

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Personal Stories

How My Dog Helped Save My Life

Being a “pet parent” is a big responsibility, especially for someone who is fighting addiction. One writer tells the story ... Continue Reading

Navigating the Dating World Sober: A Little Story

By Dominica Applegate

Navigating the dating scene sober can be very interesting. Here is a little story about how ignoring red flags can cause awkwar... Continue Reading

3 Insights About Addiction That's Changed My View of Motherhood

By Elizabeth Seward

Having gone through the fire in the past changes everything now in the present. Continue Reading

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Family & Friends

6 Steps to Loving the Addict in Your Life

By Dominica Applegate

It's not always easy to love the addict who has exhausted your patience. Here's how you can stay sane and happy as you care for... Continue Reading

6 Things to Never Say to a Recovering Alcoholic

By Dominica Applegate

Some well-meaning remarks can actually offend or even trigger a recovering alcoholic. Instead, encourage those in recovery by a... Continue Reading

5 Most Encouraging Things You Can Say to an Addict

By Dominica Applegate

When you have a recovering addict in your life, one of the most helpful things you can do is acknowledge their progress. These ... Continue Reading

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Op-ed

Why the Fight Against Marijuana Legalization is a Senseless Battle

By Tess Chedsey

The drug has medicinal purposes, low rates of addiction and the potential to be an American economic cash cow. Continue Reading

Josh Hamilton's Relapse: The Right Course of Action

By Audrey Beim

What should the verdict be for the Angels' superstar? Continue Reading

The Foundation of Frat Culture: Is It Brotherhood or Alcohol?

By M. Lujan

Examining an issue that has affected campuses nationwide. Continue Reading

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Q&A

I think a loved one has a drinking problem. What do I do?

Professionals and everyday people give their unique perspectives. Continue Reading

How do I deal with anxiety without drinking?

Even normally sober people can easily be driven to drink because of anxiety. For those of us who are not normally sober, we m... Continue Reading