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Why Running Away From Addiction Just Doesn’t Work

By Dr. Howard Wetsman

Often, people with addiction usually end up addressing the consequences of their illness rather than the illness itself. Continue Reading

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The Challenge of Finding Affordable Addiction Treatment

By Audrey Beim

The lack of affordable treatment for addiction in the U.S. can only be described as tragic. We highlight the primary barriers a... Continue Reading

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Why Sobriety is Nothing Like Recovery

By Toshia Humphries

Contrary to popular belief, sobriety and recovery are not one in the same. In fact, many active addicts maintain "white-knuckle... Continue Reading

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5 Long-Term Benefits That You Get From Quitting Drugs or Alcohol

By Nina Bradshaw

Some of sobriety's benefits are quite apparent from day one, while other gains may take some time before they settle in. Continue Reading

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The Typical Crisis Phone Call: What To Expect

By Amy Rothermel

You should never have to go through a severe crisis on your own. We break everything down step-by-step so you know just what to... Continue Reading

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What is “Rock Bottom”?

By Toshia Humphries

Rather than viewing an entire list of consequences as the collective manifestation of the “rock bottom” concept, it may be that... Continue Reading

What You Need to Know If You're Court Ordered to Go to AA

By Dominica Applegate

If you've been court ordered to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, here are 3 things you can definitely expect. Continue Reading

Self-Parenting Series: The 8-Step Procedure to Inner Conflict Resolution

By John Pollard

Your Self-Parenting relationship is the one relationship you will have your entire life. Take the time to work with these 8 ste... Continue Reading

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Self-Parenting Series: Defining Inner Conflicts

By John Pollard

Dr. John Pollard, author of "SELF-PARENTING: The Complete Guide to Your Inner Conversations," explains why it's so important to... Continue Reading


Self-Parenting Series: How to Get Started

By John Pollard

When first starting out, the trickiest part is to accurately identify and manage the two voices in your Inner Conversations. He... Continue Reading

The Difference Between Abstinence and Recovery

By Dominica Applegate

Recovery involves more than just putting down alcohol or drugs. Continue Reading

Self-Parenting Series: Understanding Your Inner Dialogue

By John Pollard

Dr. John Pollard, author of "SELF-PARENTING: The Complete Guide to Your Inner Conversations," breaks down the mystery of our in... Continue Reading

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How to Get Help When You're Just Too Busy

By Liemann Valdimar

For many individuals struggling with addiction, putting life on hold so they can get help for substance abuse is simply not an ... Continue Reading

To Come Out as a Recovering Alcoholic or Not?

By Dominica Applegate

No matter how proud you are of your progress in recovery, it's normal to have some reservations when it comes to telling others... Continue Reading

5 Common Reasons People Drop Out of Rehab

By Dominica Applegate

Ever wonder why some people stop rehab treatment early? Here are 5 top reasons people end up packing their bags and checking ou... Continue Reading