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How to Use the Criminal Justice System to Recover

By Liemann Valdimar

Despite facing pending criminal charges, this initially negative experience can be used as a turning point to a positive period... Continue Reading

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How Equine Therapy Can Help in Recovery

By Dominica Applegate

If you're seeking an alternative therapy for your recovery—one that can really bring about huge transformation—consider equine ... Continue Reading

Detox Medication: How Do They Work?

By Audrey Beim

Learn more about the detox medications that physicians can prescribe to help a patient during detox and rehabilitation. Continue Reading

The Role of Shame in Active Addiction

By Tess Chedsey

Some behavioral psychologists believe that shame leads to more substance abuse, which leads to more shame. Through this, the vi... Continue Reading

What's the Real Benefit of AA?

By Tess Chedsey

With the number of sober treatment programs that incorporate the 12-Steps, it’s logical to assume that under the right circumst... Continue Reading

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7 Reasons You Shouldn't Be Ashamed of AA

By Dominica Applegate

Have you felt ashamed of AA due to the way others or the media talks about it? Well, here are 7 reasons you shouldn't be. Continue Reading

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5 Things to Gain From a Christian Support Group

By Dominica Applegate

Here are 5 of the many benefits of attending a Christian support group if you’ve chosen to walk the recovery path in faith. Continue Reading

How Being a Priest and an Addict Changed My View of God: Part II

By Patrick Biegler

One writer shares the drastic evolution of his spiritual life—from nonexistent and reliant on alcohol to a Catholic priesthood. Continue Reading

CBT vs. DBT: Is One Better Than the Other?

By Leia Rivera

These two most prevalent types of treatment have differences that could affect which one could better benefit a patient. Continue Reading

My First Time in the Therapy Chair

By Lisa OBrien

One writer walks us through the roller coaster of emotions she went through before she finally went to her first therapy sessio... Continue Reading

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Everything You Need to Know About Alcohol Detox Treatment

If you or an addicted loved one is struggling with alcohol abuse, here are the best alcohol detox centers in the nation. Continue Reading

3 Stages of the Detox Process

By Dominica Applegate

Going through drug or alcohol detox can be a tough, but necessary step to become free of addiction. Here's a quick look at its ... Continue Reading

3 Biggest Fears I Had About Getting Sober

By Nina Bradshaw

Fear is a painful and difficult emotion to deal with. It took me an awful long time to face mine, and it has been an arduous pr... Continue Reading

The Pros of Going to a Detox Center Far Outweighs the Cons

By Rebecca Kovacs

Many people fear that quitting drugs or alcohol means going through an agonizing transitional phase. But in reality, proper tre... Continue Reading


Have You Heard of the Eight-Step Recovery?

By Nina Bradshaw

Eight-Step Recovery is a 3-year-old Buddhist-based recovery program and book co-founded by Dr. Valerie Mason-John and Dr. Param... Continue Reading

The 12-Step Program Isn’t For Everybody and That’s Okay

By Toshia Humphries

Our cognitions, feelings and lifestyles are as diverse as our cultures, languages, races and religions. Therefore, we simply do... Continue Reading

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Child Protective Services and Parental Drug Abuse: What You Need to Know

By Elizabeth Seward

Typically speaking, CPS makes it their goal to only remove children from a home when it is needed for their protection. Continue Reading

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

6 Inpatient Rehabs That Have an On-Site Detox

Here are 6 inpatient rehabs that provide an on-site detox program. Continue Reading

A Personal Account of My 30 Days in Rehab

By Lyn Geist

Choosing to recover from addiction is one of the biggest, most difficult, but best decisions you can ever make for yourself. Continue Reading