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Sober Living

5 Ways You Can Start Loving Yourself Today

By Toshia Humphries

For anyone in recovery, learning to love yourself is key in preventing relapses, maintaining successful relationships and susta... Continue Reading

The Best Way to Handle Failure

By Audrey Beim

No matter how big or small of a mess up, here are 4 things you can do to help turn your thought process around and keep yoursel... Continue Reading

How to Manage Pain as a Recovering Addict

By Elizabeth Seward

Doctors are put in a difficult position when they need to treat a chronic pain patient who has a history of painkiller addiction. Continue Reading

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In the News

New Treatment for Heroin Addiction

By Dominica Applegate

Reserachers recently discovered that hydromorphone, typically sold under the brand name Dilaudid, can also be a highly effectiv... Continue Reading

Breaking the Stigma of Therapy at the Maple Ball

By Joanne Chu

On October 26, The Maple Counseling Center threw its 42nd annual Maple Ball at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills to raise awar... Continue Reading

Why the DEA Wants to Ban Kratom

By Audrey Beim

Kratom has been used as an option to assist individuals in breaking their addiction and easing their withdrawal from more serio... Continue Reading

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Relationships

Understanding Codependency and the Path to Healing

By Joanne Chu

As Clinical Director of Akua Behavioral Health Lauren Cabaldon puts it quite simply: “Codependency is putting a thermometer in ... Continue Reading

3 Questions to Ask Yourself if You’re Struggling with Relationship Challenges

By Joanne Chu

Lori Jean, a certified relationship coach, unveils the three most important questions to ask yourself if you're struggling with... Continue Reading

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

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Family & Friends

5 Feelings Family Members of Addicts Experience

By Audrey Beim

Rarely are the negative effects of addiction limited to just the addict. Every single person in an addict’s family and circle o... Continue Reading

5 Unhealthy Family Roles in an Addict's Life

By Kelly McClanahan

Here are 5 of the most common roles observed in families of active addicts as well as possible ways to help them realign their ... Continue Reading

How to Stop Blaming Yourself for Your Loved One's Addiction

By M. Lujan

To help you get rid of guilt and guard your mental health, here’s an in-depth explanation of the three C’s. Continue Reading

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Kids & Drugs

5 Arguments Teens Use for Smoking Weed That Are Totally False

By Joanne Chu

If you’ve ever had a conversation with a teen about smoking marijuana, you know just how skilled they are in crafting arguments... Continue Reading

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

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Personal Stories

How I Broke Free From My Love Addiction

By Dominica Applegate

One writer shares the highs and lows of her life as a recovered codependent and how you, too, can find the strength to rebuild ... Continue Reading

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

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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