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Sober Living

8 Signs That You've Had a Psychic Change

Recovery truly begins the moment you experience a psychic change. These 8 tell-tale signs should confirm if you’ve had one. Continue Reading

5 Benefits of Gardening in Recovery

These days, many addiction treatment centers are incorporating horticulture therapy to their recovery programs. Learn more abou... Continue Reading

Sober Friends Around the Globe: How and Where to Find Them

By Elizabeth Seward

While some may say that drinking alcohol makes it easier to make friends abroad, there are actually many other ways to break th... Continue Reading

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Relationships

8 Celebrity Marriages Impacted By Addiction

By Audrey Beim

An addiction problem can put a strain on any kind of relationship. Only these couples had to endure their personal issues under... Continue Reading

Identifying Those Who Support Your Recovery

By Elizabeth Seward

Surrounding yourself with people who support your recovery is an important part of staying clean. Learn how to identify those w... Continue Reading

9 Ways to Tell If You're a Codependent

By Dominica Applegate

Does your relationship seem to be more work than it's worth? Is there unnecessary drama or conflict? If so, chances are you are... Continue Reading

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Healthy Living

3 Herbal Teas for Staving Off Cravings

By Elizabeth Seward

If you’re seeking some sort of stimulation, don’t waste your efforts towards recovery by relapsing. These 3 herbal teas can... Continue Reading

3 Ways Our Bodies Can Give Us a Natural Buzz

By Elizabeth Seward

The body is chock-full of chemicals that make us happy. Find out what it can do for you. Continue Reading

4 Nutrients to Help Reverse Aging Effects of Substance Abuse

By Jamie Yacoub

The right amount of these vitamins and minerals can help you increase vitality and improve the aging process. Continue Reading

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In the News

Top 10 Industries with the Highest Substance Use Disorder

By Kelly McClanahan

Employees in certain sectors tend to have the highest rates of illicit drug and alcohol use. According to a recent report, thes... Continue Reading

What We Learn From Scott Stapp's Addiction Journey

By Kelly McClanahan

The former Creed lead singer’s widely publicized addiction story is a prime example of a very common problem in diagnosing ad... Continue Reading

AA Celebrates 80th Anniversary at the 2015 International Convention

By Kelly McClanahan

The July event is expected to draw in the largest sober crowd in AA history. Continue Reading

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Kids & Drugs

Why Being a Helicopter Parent Does Not Help Addiction

By Benhilda Chanetsa

Hovering over your child's activities 24/7 may actually be inducing or maintaining their drug and alcohol abuse. Learn to loose... Continue Reading

Top 10 Alcohol Brands Consumed By Youth

By Audrey Beim

A Youth Alcohol Brand Survey reveals that underage drinkers are more likely to reach for these alcoholic beverages. Continue Reading

Alcohol Marketing and Its Impact on Underage Drinking

By Audrey Beim

More and more alcohol companies are catering to adolescent trends in their marketing strategy and the effects are clear. Continue Reading

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Personal Stories

Navigating the Dating World Sober: A Little Story

By Dominica Applegate

Navigating the dating scene sober can be very interesting. Here is a little story about how ignoring red flags can cause awkwar... Continue Reading

3 Insights About Addiction That's Changed My View of Motherhood

By Elizabeth Seward

Having gone through the fire in the past changes everything now in the present. Continue Reading

5 Truths I Learned About Others After Recovery

By Chris Weldon

The common theme here is that we're all flawed and human. Continue Reading

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Family & Friends

5 Most Encouraging Things You Can Say to an Addict

By Dominica Applegate

When you have a recovering addict in your life, one of the most helpful things you can do is acknowledge their progress. These ... Continue Reading

3 Attributes to Look for in a Sober Friend

By Elizabeth Seward

Someone who doesn't just talk the talk but who also walks the walk. Continue Reading

What Not to Do: Damaging Behaviors That Hurt the Addict Instead of Help

By Audrey Beim

You may have the best intentions in the world, but these actions make more trouble than good. Continue Reading

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Op-ed

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

Josh Hamilton's Relapse: The Right Course of Action

By Audrey Beim

What should the verdict be for the Angels' superstar? Continue Reading

The Foundation of Frat Culture: Is It Brotherhood or Alcohol?

By M. Lujan

Examining an issue that has affected campuses nationwide. Continue Reading

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Q&A

I think a loved one has a drinking problem. What do I do?

If your loved one’s drinking is having a negative impact on you, your family or other loved ones, then it’s safe ... Continue Reading

How do I deal with anxiety without drinking?

Even normally sober people can easily be driven to drink because of anxiety. For those of us who are not normally sober, we m... Continue Reading