Colleen Marlett

Sober Recovery Expert Author

Colleen Marlett is a fierce advocate for reform in the recovery rehabilitation sector and is currently fighting for the life of her adult daughter who is suffering from substance use disorder. Colleen is also an advocate for adoption rights, women's gynecological cancer, and health and publicly speaks and writes on these subjects. She resides on the central coast of California.

How to nudge a loved one to recover from drug and alcohol addiction without fighting

Until you've walked in your addicted loved one's shoes, it's difficult to understand why taking a hard line with them just does... Continue Reading

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How Addiction Affects the Mind, Body and Soul

By Colleen Marlett

When addiction rears its ugly head, the mind, body, and soul suffer. Continue Reading

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How to Help Someone with Alcohol Poisoning

By Colleen Marlett

If you see at least one sign of alcohol poisoning, be aware that the situation can be lethal. Continue Reading

Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome: What to Expect

By Colleen Marlett

Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (also known as PAWS) is a condition that can occur for weeks, months or even years after your in... Continue Reading

Do the benefits for the addict's right to use, outweigh the determent of their personal health? Learn about a social movement a... Continue Reading

Knowing what drug you're loved one is abusing is the first step in helping to conquer the addiction. We give you tips on how to... Continue Reading

For someone who loves an addict, there are other deaths we grieve a thousand times over besides a physical one. Continue Reading

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How a Service Dog Can Help in Recovery

By Colleen Marlett

Man's best friend may bridge the gap between what triggers an addict to relapse and his or her will to stay sober. Continue Reading

How to Deal with the Guilt of Raising an Addict

By Colleen Marlett

As parents we project onto ourselves—either positive or negative—aspects of our children's lives. Continue Reading

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5 Ways to Better Connect with Your Teen

By Colleen Marlett

No matter how well adjusted we think we are as parents or how "unlike" our parents we are, the truth is our kids don't usually ... Continue Reading