Sober Living

8 Things to Do When You’re Held Back By Fear

By Peg Warren

When fear holds you back from making positive changes in your life, there are ways to deal with it so you can shift your focus ... Continue Reading

8 Steps to an Even Greater Life in Recovery

By Peg Warren

Here are 8 steps that you can take to address your life and make improvements in ways that will create success and fulfillment. Continue Reading

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


In the News

An Addict's Most Vulnerable Time is Right After Treatment

By Audrey Beim

For those individuals who seek help for drug addiction, the struggle is not over when rehabilitation is completed. Continue Reading

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



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


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


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


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


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



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