Kelly McClanahan

Kelly McClanahan has an MSW in clinical social work, with a specialization in substance abuse treatment. Having worked in this field for over 20 years, she is currently working on her certification as an addictions' counselor.

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5 Unhealthy Family Roles in an Addict's Life

By Kelly McClanahan

Here are 5 of the most common roles observed in families of active addicts as well as possible ways to help them realign their ... Continue Reading

Weathering Crises in Recovery

By Kelly McClanahan

Many addicts in recovery will experience situations that trigger them, especially those who have past trauma. When they experie... Continue Reading

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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 addi... 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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A Parent's Guide to Mental Health Issues

By Kelly McClanahan

As part of National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, take some time to be informed of mental illnesses your child may or... Continue Reading

What Happens to My Friends When I Recover?

By Kelly McClanahan

Your sobriety will inevitably affect your relationships - some positively, some negatively. Learn how to spot problem friendshi... Continue Reading

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How You're Thinking About Recovery All Wrong

By Kelly McClanahan

"Stinking Thinking" is one of the most common reasons why people to falter in recovery. Learn how to recognize and combat this. Continue Reading

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The Importance of Time Management in Recovery

By Kelly McClanahan

Managing your time effectively ensures that you don't feel overwhelmed and tempted to reach for your old stress relievers. Lear... Continue Reading


Identifying and Combating Triggers in Early Recovery

By Kelly McClanahan

The old sights, smells, and friends associated with your old life can cause you to slip back into dangerous patterns. Learn how... Continue Reading