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Sober Living

6 Ways to Navigate Middle-Age Sobriety

By Dominica Applegate

If you're middle-aged and just now getting sober, you're in for an amazing period of your life. Here are 6 tips to help you get... Continue Reading

How to Regain Confidence Now That You're Sober

By Dominica Applegate

For many who struggle with addiction, it’s common to also fight battles with self-esteem or confidence. Here are 5 ways to he... Continue Reading

5 Negative Compliments You May Receive in Recovery and How to Respond

By Benhilda Chanetsa

Regardless of how these backhanded compliments make you feel, flying off the handle because of them won’t help your situation. Continue Reading

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Relationships

5 Ways to Tactfully Verbalize Boundaries

By Nina Bradshaw

Saying "no" isn't always easy. Here are 5 quick and simple strategies to help you send a clear message when trying to establish... Continue Reading

6 Steps to Regain Your Children's Trust in Recovery

By Benhilda Chanetsa

Your addiction spurred a long self-absorption phase, possibly causing distress in your children. Here are 6 adjustments you may... 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

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In the News

7 Largest Drug Seizures by US Law Enforcement in 2015

By Liemann Valdimar

Here are some of the largest drug busts that took place during the 2015 fiscal year. Continue Reading

The Highs and Lows of Drug Prevention Policies in 2015

By Liemann Valdimar

Drug prevention policies aren't just something that affects the addict; it affects us all as an entire nation. Continue Reading

Addiction and Mass Incarceration in America

By Liemann Valdimar

While about half of states have failed to appropriately address drug-related incarceration effectively, another half are paving... Continue Reading

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Personal Stories

My Not-So-Typical 5 Stages of Grief

By Cassandra Huerta

Dealing with the death of a friend from your past life may not always take you down the Kübler-Ross model of grief. A writer s... Continue Reading

Community Poll: What was your favorite moment of 2015?

Our forum members share their personal highlights from this year. Continue Reading

Prevention Starts at the Table: Why Family Dinners Do More Than You Think

By Audrey Beim

The National Center of Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University recently released a series of studies that j... Continue Reading

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Kids & Drugs

A Safe Haven to Recover in College

By Joanne Chu

Organizations like The Haven at College make sobriety both fun and easy on campus. Continue Reading

How to Be Sober and Strong in College

By Elizabeth Seward

Unfortunately, binge drinking every weekend have become part of college culture—but it doesn't have to be the default way. He... Continue Reading

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

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Family & Friends

6 Ways Friends & Family Can Support an Addicted Loved One

If you have a loved one in recovery, your love and support can make a tremendous difference in their path towards change. Here ... Continue Reading

Are You an Enabler?: Here’s How You Can Tell

By Tess Chedsey

The terms “enabler” or “codependent” have negative connotations, but those who exhibit these behaviors are often loving... Continue Reading

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

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Healthy Living

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

7 Ways to Keep Your Immune System Strong in Recovery

By Audrey Beim

When the body's immune system is deficient and a person abuses drugs or alcohol, there is significant added risk of contracting... Continue Reading

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Q&A

My loved one is currently in treatment. What role should I play in his or her recovery?

Professionals and everyday people give their unique perspectives. Continue Reading

My doctor prescribed me painkillers. How do I prevent myself from developing a prescription drug addiction?

We asked and you answered. Here are a few perspectives on this topic to help guide you through recovery. Continue Reading

I am depressed because my loved one won't stop drinking. Is there help for me?

Professionals and community members give their responses to this commonly asked question. 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