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Sober Living

How to Handle Addiction Recovery When You're an Introvert

By Benhilda Chanetsa

If you're an introvert, you might find recovery especially difficult. You may have covered up your introversion by drinking and... Continue Reading

The 5 S’s That Launch Your Recovery Journey

By Toshia Humphries

It may be a shock to learn that your painful experience in detox is merely the tip of the iceberg, but it's true. Your journey ... Continue Reading

5 Things to Put in Your Recovery Stocking

By Peg Warren

Whether you’re in addiction or long recovered, you shouldn’t neglect giving yourself something you’ll benefit from all year long. 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

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

3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty for Putting Yourself First

By Colleen Marlett

Having a loved one with substance use disorder shouldn't have to suck the life out of you. Here's why finding the time for your... Continue Reading

How to Care for Someone with an Eating Disorder

By Leia Rivera

Friends and family members typically find eating disorders scary and confusing. Here are appropriate ways to react if you find ... Continue Reading

5 Ways You Can Take Back the Holidays

By Toshia Humphries

Whether or not your family has its own holiday traditions or you’re simply looking for ways to keep yourself at peace this seas... 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

Celebrate Recovery: A Personal Story

By Heather Adams

One writer shares her personal experience with Celebrate Recovery. Continue Reading

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

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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