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Sober Living

11 Things You Can Do Right Now Instead of Drinking

By Dominica Applegate

If you think being sober cuts out your source of fun, think again. There are plenty of enjoyable things you can do without reac... Continue Reading

13 Things That Can Help Build Resiliency in Recovery

By Joanne Chu

To further develop our sober muscles, recovery expert Mary Woods lays out 13 things that can help build resiliency in our journ... Continue Reading

Housing After Recovery: Getting Back on Your Feet

By Dominica Applegate

Getting back on your feet after recovery oftentimes involves moving into a new place. Here are some helpful tips for your housi... 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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In the News

How to Reduce Depression by Limiting Your Time on Facebook

By Elizabeth Seward

For those who have a history of addiction, it is vital that you surpass very trying emotions as even a short bout of depression... Continue Reading

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

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Family & Friends

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

11 Signs That You Have a Toxic Family

By Toshia Humphries

Though a few dysfunctional or unhealthy behaviors may appear from time to time in one or more individuals within any given fami... Continue Reading

How Families Can Be Part of the Addict's Treatment Process

By Liemann Valdimar

While family input is only typically required in youth recovery, getting family members to share their perspective in adult rec... 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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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