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Sober Living

Why Recovery is the Opposite of a Quick Fix

By Toshia Humphries

Here are 3 things you can do to ensure your recovery journey delves deep and helps you make peace with the root issues and impa... Continue Reading

How to Prepare Yourself for Life Outside the Cocoon of Treatment

By Lyn Geist

By having a plan before leaving treatment, you will know what steps to take to protect your sobriety and continue in recovery w... Continue Reading

The Reality of Religious Abuse in Treating Addiction

By Toshia Humphries

Noting the differences between religion and spirituality is necessary for recovering individuals and addiction recovery profess... Continue Reading

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In the News

Prop 64: An Unknown Future for California

By Colleen Marlett

Does California know what it just voted into law? Here's a quick overview of Proposition 64. Continue Reading

The State of Addiction Under the Trump Administration

By Joanne Chu

With President-elect Donald Trump's January 20 inauguration fast approaching, the severity of U.S. drug addiction problem now l... Continue Reading

Changing the Way First Responders Respond to Addiction

By Joanne Chu

A celebrity addiction and life coach has created a free intervention course specifically for the police, firefighter and parame... Continue Reading

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Relationships

10 Things Codependents Say to Themselves

By Lisa OBrien

If you are not sure whether you are codependent, take a look at the following statements and ask yourself honestly if any of th... Continue Reading

6 Ways to Make New Friends in Recovery

By Lisa OBrien

All of these ideas and more are a great way to open the door to new relationships that are healthy and substance-free. After al... Continue Reading

A Lifelong Courtship: 4 Steps to Enjoying Your Own Company

By Seasons in Malibu

While it’s wonderful to have another person cherish you on this holiday, the most important relationship to have is still the o... Continue Reading

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Family & Friends

A Mother’s Letter to Addiction

By Colleen Marlett

A brave mother of an addict writes an open letter to her daughter's most vicious enemy. Continue Reading

How to Care for Yourself While You Help a Loved One in Addiction

By Heather Adams

When a family member or close friend is battling addiction, it’s natural to want to help. However, it’s important for you to fi... Continue Reading

5 Things Only a Mother of an Addict Will Understand

By Colleen Marlett

When dealing with someone you love with a substance use disorder, there are certain things you simply cannot tell a mother of a... Continue Reading

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Kids & Drugs

7 Drug Slang Terms All Parents Should Know About

By Lisa OBrien

The list of slang terms for drugs, drug use and paraphernalia goes on and on. No matter what socio-economic class teens live in... Continue Reading

How to Deal with the Guilt of Raising an Addict

By Colleen Marlett

As parents we project onto ourselves—either positive or negative—aspects of our children's lives. Continue Reading

5 Ways to Better Connect with Your Teen

By Colleen Marlett

No matter how well adjusted we think we are as parents or how "unlike" our parents we are, the truth is our kids don't usually ... Continue Reading

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Personal Stories

The Day I Found Out I Was Pregnant

By Lisa OBrien

One writer shares how her life took a sudden turn from being a substance addicted "party girl" to an expectant mother in recovery. Continue Reading

This is What Alcoholism is Really Like

By Tess Chedsey

One writer describes her experience juggling being the breadwinner of the family and her secret life as a functioning alcoholic. Continue Reading

Watching My Father From One Side of the Window

By Lisa OBrien

When faced with the chance to reconnect with the alcoholic father whom she loved dearly, this writer found a pathway to heal fr... 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

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

Why Being an Addict Doesn’t Mean I’m a Bad Person

By Rose Lockinger

One writer shares how the 9th Step in AA can help those with addiction realize that they're much more than they lead themselves... Continue Reading