Elizabeth Seward

Elizabeth Seward has written about health and wellness for Discovery Health, National Geographic, How Stuff Works Health and many other online and print publications. As a musician, Elizabeth has witnessed the destructive power of substance abuse among fellow artists and beyond. She believes in the restorative power of yoga, meditation, talk therapy and plant-based diets. She is also an advocate for progressive drug policy reform.

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How to Manage Pain as a Recovering Addict

By Elizabeth Seward

Doctors are put in a difficult position when they need to treat a chronic pain patient who has a history of painkiller addiction. Continue Reading

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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

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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

6 Ways to Cope With Your Child’s Addiction

By Elizabeth Seward

Your emotions will likely be all over the place when you learn your child is struggling with addiction, but there are still thi... Continue Reading

6 Ideas for a Sober Grown-Up Easter Basket

By Elizabeth Seward

One problem with the concept of “adult Easter baskets” is many people assemble them with adult vices in mind, such as alcohol. ... Continue Reading

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5 Rock Songs with an Anti-Drug Message

By Elizabeth Seward

While there are plenty of songs out there that glamorize drug use, there are some that do just the opposite. While the effort m... Continue Reading

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4 Things to Keep in Your Sobriety Scrapbook

By Elizabeth Seward

Even if you've never created a scrapbook before, it's never too late to put one together and see if it's something you'll enjoy... Continue Reading

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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. Here... 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 eas... Continue Reading

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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 hel... Continue Reading