Sober Living

The Healthy Benefits of Crying

Some equate crying with weakness but the truth is that the release it provides is good for us. Here's why you should just let t... Continue Reading

Your Shadow Self and Recovery: What You Should Know

By Dominica Applegate

We all have a darker, repressed side referred to as "the shadow self." As we learn more about it and embrace it, we become much... Continue Reading

3 Reasons to Share Your Story

By Nina Bradshaw

The purpose of your journey doesn't have to just end with you. Continue Reading



5 Types of People to Stay Away From for Sobriety's Sake

To maintain your sobriety, you may have to cut ties with negative eople. Here are 5 personalities to stay away from as you stri... 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

Is Human Connection the Answer to Addiction?

By Dominica Applegate

There's a new theory gaining popularity about why so many people are addicted to things like booze, drugs, sex, food, etc. and ... Continue Reading


In the News

5 Radical Statements Made About Addiction

By Audrey Beim

Here are 5 of the biggest statements made about addiction over the past 20 years. Continue Reading

Can Light Stimulation Be a Substitute for Painkillers?

Administering opiate drugs is the primary method for managing severe pain. However, a recent experiment suggests that light st... Continue Reading

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


Kids & Drugs

A Safe Haven to Recover in College

By Joanne Chu

Organizations like The Haven at College make sobriety both fun and easy on campus. Continue Reading

How to Be Sober and Strong in College

By Elizabeth Seward

Unfortunately, binge drinking every weekend have become part of college culture—but it doesn't have to be the default way. He... Continue Reading

3 Questions to Help Gauge Your Trust in Another Parent

By Elizabeth Seward

Leaving your child to another adult’s supervision may be uncomfortable, but spending some time with the individual can help e... Continue Reading


Personal Stories

Community Poll: Who is the biggest, most important influencer in your life of recovery?

Our forum members show just how varied voices of influence can be. Continue Reading

How My Dog Helped Save My Life

Being a “pet parent” is a big responsibility, especially for someone who is fighting addiction. One writer tells the story ... Continue Reading

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


Family & Friends

6 Steps to Loving the Addict in Your Life

By Dominica Applegate

It's not always easy to love the addict who has exhausted your patience. Here's how you can stay sane and happy as you care for... Continue Reading

6 Things to Never Say to a Recovering Alcoholic

By Dominica Applegate

Some well-meaning remarks can actually offend or even trigger a recovering alcoholic. Instead, encourage those in recovery by a... Continue Reading

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


Healthy Living

5 Small Steps to Healthier Eating Habits

By Benhilda Chanetsa

Developing healthy eating habits takes time but once established, they help rebuild a body ravaged by addiction and manage cond... Continue Reading

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



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



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

Professionals and everyday people give their unique perspectives. 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 mus... Continue Reading