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Sober Living

How to Best Cope with Chronic Stress

By Lyn Geist

Stress impairs many facets of our brain function as well as emotional status. Under its influence, we are unable to think clear... Continue Reading

5 Most Inspiring Biographies to Read For Those In Recovery

By Heather Adams

Looking for inspiration? These books can help give you a fresh perspective on life after addiction. Continue Reading

5 Daily Habits To Refresh and Recharge You

By Heather Adams

Adding even a couple of these habits into your day will not only revive you, but will help your mindset stay positive and forwa... Continue Reading

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In the News

Puerto Rican Native Brings Cultural Insight to SAMHSA Mental Health Awareness Day

By Joanne Chu

Juan Vélez Court represents the Puerto Rican community at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMH... Continue Reading

Narcan is Now Available to Be Used at Home

By Joanne Chu

NARCAN® Nasal Spray is the first and only FDA-approved naloxone nasal spray intended for use by laypeople. Continue Reading

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

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Relationships

The Changing Tides of Friendships From Addiction to Recovery

By Lisa OBrien

One writer shares how herself and her friendships have evolved over the course of her recovery. Continue Reading

The Importance of Confidentiality in the Recovery Process

By Heather Adams

The promise that the information exchanged will remain safe is of prime importance in a support group setting or even in all co... Continue Reading

10 Things Codependents Say to Themselves

By Lisa OBrien

If you are not sure whether you are codependent, take a look at the following statements and ask yourself honestly if any of th... Continue Reading

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Family & Friends

3 Rules to Live By If You Have an Addicted Spouse

By Caitlin Thiede

Whether you have knowingly or unknowingly married an addict, loving yourself must always come first in your marriage. Continue Reading

A Mother’s Letter to Addiction

By Colleen Marlett

A brave mother of an addict writes an open letter to her daughter's most vicious enemy. Continue Reading

How to Care for Yourself While You Help a Loved One in Addiction

By Heather Adams

When a family member or close friend is battling addiction, it’s natural to want to help. However, it’s important for you to fi... Continue Reading

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Kids & Drugs

How Addiction Impacts Your Child’s Worldview

By Elizabeth Seward

Having a parent who is an addict can be an emotionally traumatic experience for children. It’s important that addicts with chil... Continue Reading

How to Educate Your Kids About Substance Abuse

By Lisa OBrien

If your children know that you want them to make smart choices and are involved in their development as they grow up, they will... Continue Reading

7 Drug Slang Terms All Parents Should Know About

By Lisa OBrien

The list of slang terms for drugs, drug use and paraphernalia goes on and on. No matter what socio-economic class teens live in... Continue Reading

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Personal Stories

Happy to Be Alive: How I Survived Trauma and Addiction

By Emma Burns

If my experiences make a difference to even one person, all of the pain and triumphs of my recovery journey will be rewarding f... Continue Reading

My Collection of Love Letters to Addiction

By Lisa OBrien

One writer tells us the story of her addiction and recovery through a series of letters addressed to alcohol. Continue Reading

The Day I Found Out I Was Pregnant

By Lisa OBrien

One writer shares how her life took a sudden turn from being a substance addicted "party girl" to an expectant mother in recovery. 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