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.

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According to a recent study, a Denver hospital saw a threefold increase in emergency room visits attributable to marijuana from... Continue Reading

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In addition to participating in traditional classes and online courses, students meet with counselors regularly and participate... Continue Reading

Unraveling the Complexity of Addiction and Mental Health

Research indicates that addiction has a high rate of co-occurrence with mental illnesses. When not treated collectively, each c... Continue Reading

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Overindulgence in sugary substances can hold the danger of developing cross-addiction—also known as addiction transfer. Continue Reading

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Here are a few therapeutic activities that you can engage in to nurture your body, mind and spirit, along with your recovery. Continue Reading

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My spiritual experience came in pieces. If you're doubting that spirituality can mesh with your recovery, here are the steps I ... Continue Reading