Kelly McClanahan

Sober Recovery Expert Author

Kelly McClanahan has an MSW in clinical social work and a CATC IV in addictions counseling. She teaches meditation and mindfulness, specializing in addiction and trauma. She also leads workshops and seminars on treatment of addictive disorders and stress reduction.

What We Learn From Scott Stapp's Addiction Journey

By Kelly McClanahan

The former Creed lead singer’s widely publicized addiction story is a prime example of a very common problem in diagnosing addi... Continue Reading

The July event is expected to draw in the largest sober crowd in AA history. Continue Reading

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A Parent's Guide to Mental Health Issues

By Kelly McClanahan

As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, take some time to be informed of mental illnesses your child may or may not be suffer... Continue Reading

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What is Rapid Detox and How Does It Work?

By Kelly McClanahan

Rapid detox methods advocate using substitute drugs like Methadone and Suboxone to help addicts wean off of opiates, but do the... Continue Reading

LSD Info, Effects, Addiction, Treatment

By Kelly McClanahan

This article answers the questions: What is LSD, who takes it, how is it taken, and how popular is it? Continue Reading

Mushroom Info, Effects, Addiction, Treatment

By Kelly McClanahan

Psychedelic mushrooms, also known as psilocybin, are a hallucinogenic drug. This article explores the properties of mushrooms a... Continue Reading

Walking the Walk

By Kelly McClanahan

"Practicing what you preach" is an important part of anyone's recovery. As people become mindful of spiritual principles and be... Continue Reading

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What Happens to My Friends When I Recover?

By Kelly McClanahan

Your sobriety will inevitably affect your relationships—some positively, some negatively. Continue Reading

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Dealing with the Loss of Newbie Attention

By Kelly McClanahan

When you join a new group there is certain amount of attention you get from being the new kid. But what happens when that spotl... Continue Reading

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How You're Thinking About Recovery All Wrong

By Kelly McClanahan

"Stinking Thinking" is one of the most common reasons why people to falter in recovery. Learn how to recognize and combat this. Continue Reading