Dawn Hurley

Sober Recovery Expert Author

Dawn Hurley is a freelance writer in recovery on a mission to share her humbling experience with addiction and the obstacles she is surpassing on her sober path. A true-blue Texan, she resides in the beautiful Texas Hill Country where she finds inspiration, not only for her spiritual growth, but for her writing as well. She enjoys hiking, creating recipes for mindful eating, and living in gratitude.

heroin addict laying in bed

Research has found that heroin use reduces the levels of Drebrin needed to form and maintain synapses (connection of nerve cell... Continue Reading

meth lab

Many prognosticators fear that Meth 2.0 will continue the societal destruction caused by the evergrowing opioid epidemic. Continue Reading

man reading a book to collect himself following a relapse

Finding yourself in the midst of a relapse can feel like an insurmountable failure, leaving you wondering how you became enslav... Continue Reading

Primary care physician talking to a patient about addiction and treatment

It's important to consider the possible reasons why so many don't get help, despite the effectiveness of interventions for Subs... Continue Reading

The disease model of addiction

Anyone wanting to have an informed conversation on the matter will need to understand the reasons why addiction is considered a... Continue Reading

alcoholic handcuffed to a bottle of liquor

Research found that heavy drinking can actually edit your genes, but further research could provide essential information for i... Continue Reading

beer bottle caps

Recent findings underscore the urgency to continue identifying and studying genetic variants and health outcomes for heavy drin... Continue Reading

CBD products

Researchers have begun exploring ways in which CBD can serve as an alternative treatment for drug addiction and pain management. Continue Reading

authenticity in recovery

The Importance of Authenticity in Recovery

By Dawn Hurley

Authenticity as a way of life—with ourselves and others—is vital for long-term recovery, due to its strong relationship with co... Continue Reading

Failed Antidepressant Drug May Ease Opioid Withdrawal

A drug originally developed for the treatment of depression may be effective for treating acute withdrawal symptoms and prevent... Continue Reading