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Sober Living

4 Negative Assumptions That are Disproved in Recovery

By Nina Bradshaw

During active addiction and early recovery, it may be difficult to think of how we will cope without our drink or drug. But as ... Continue Reading

12 Spiritual Recovery Books Recommended By Our Community

Our forum members share their favorite book titles. Continue Reading

5 Powerful Mantras to Use When Starting Recovery

By Dominica Applegate

Similar to an antivirus software for your computer, repeating a mantra to yourself helps clear your mind of negative thoughts s... Continue Reading

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In the News

Putting a Face to American Addiction

By Audrey Beim

Delegate Ryan Hampton is aiming to bring his story of addiction, as well as many others' across the nation, to the Democratic N... Continue Reading

How Dentists are Contributing to the Opioid Epidemic

By Audrey Beim

Prescription opioid abuse is a growing, troubling and deadly problem in the United States. Now it seems that even dentists may ... Continue Reading

Buprenorphine: The Drug That Could Have Saved Prince

By Donn Gruta

After a whirlwind of media speculation, the Associated Press has officially reported today that the singer died of an opioid ov... Continue Reading

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Relationships

The Most Toxic Relationship You Have May Be Yourself

By Toshia Humphries

The most abusive nature that these individuals are familiar with is typically exhibited in the way they treat themselves. Continue Reading

Explaining the “Come Here, Go Away” Dynamic in Adult Children of Addicts

By Toshia Humphries

Not all adult children of addicts have the same experiences, but experts say they all seem to share the same inability to provi... Continue Reading

4 Basic Attributes of a True Friend

By Dominica Applegate

Now that you're in recovery, your friendships may take on a new meaning or you may find yourself seeking new friends. Here are ... Continue Reading

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Kids & Drugs

The Invisible Ones: Children of Addicts

By Toshia Humphries

While recovering parents have opportunities to share their stories and experiences in the treatment process, children of recove... Continue Reading

Signs That Signify Your Teen Might Be Using

By Elizabeth Seward

If you’re a parent of a teen (or even a pre-teen), keep your eyes vigilantly peeled for the following red flags. Any one of the... Continue Reading

Loving Your Kids to Death: The Hard Truth About Parenting in Addiction

By Toshia Humphries

Parenting is a challenge regardless of circumstance. However, when your kid is an addict, the parent role can become a confusin... Continue Reading

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Family & Friends

What I Learned About Helping My Partner With His Drinking Problem

By Cassandra Huerta

One writer shares 5 indispensable lessons she's learned when it comes to helping a loved come to terms with their own substance... Continue Reading

The Maladaptive Process in Addiction

By Toshia Humphries

There are also unfortunate changes that take place and bring a family out of balance, including addiction. Continue Reading

When to Stop Trying to Save an Addict

By M. Lujan

Although it may be one of the toughest things you’ll ever have to do, the friends and families of addicts need to let go of the... Continue Reading

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Personal Stories

My Story as an Adult Child of an Addict and How I Finally Chose Life

By Toshia Humphries

"My saving grace was a choice. By choosing myself, I not only dodged a bullet—I put down the gun. The gun that my dysfunctional... Continue Reading

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 sh... Continue Reading

Community Poll: What was your favorite moment of 2015?

Our forum members share their personal highlights from this year. 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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Op-ed

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

3 Things That Set Addiction Treatment Apart

By Toshia Humphries

Typically, those who are diagnosed with addiction generally undergo more than mere physiological assessment and treatment, as o... Continue Reading

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

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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