Lisa OBrien

Sober Recovery Expert Author

Lisa O'Brien is a freelance writer and Certified Life Coach specializing in women's issues and spirituality. She has been a recovery advocate for more than 20 years. She earned her Associate of Arts in Communications from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Media Studies from POST University in Waterbury, CT.  She is a VIP Member of the National Association of Professional Women.


Opioid Names You’ll Hear on the Streets

By Lisa OBrien

As they do for all illegal drugs, slang terms or street names help protect secret drug use. Below is a list of common opioid st... Continue Reading

Narcotics Anonymous Meeting

Here is a first-hand account of one person's first Narcotics Anonymous meeting. Continue Reading

woman burning sage

Spirituality is powerful and helps people believe in something outside of themselves, as well as inside. Continue Reading

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A narcissist needs extreme validation regularly to feel satisfied and wants you to be their source despite the cost of your own... Continue Reading

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To give you an idea, diabetes kills more Americans annually than AIDS and breast cancer combined. Continue Reading

Friendships throughout time

One writer shares how herself and her friendships have evolved over the course of her recovery. Continue Reading

active addict looking for excuses to avoid getting help

The 5 Worst Excuses to Not Get Sober

By Lisa OBrien

During active addiction, there are so many excuses we tell ourselves and others in order to avoid our issues. Continue Reading

recovering addict lying over her open diary

For one writer, writing about her struggles with alcohol abuse was the first step towards leaving addiction behind for good. Continue Reading

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6 Common Questions Asked About Percocet

By Lisa OBrien

NIDA estimates that 81 percent of the world’s supply of oxycodone, the generic name for Percocet, is now consumed here. Continue Reading

parent and child

If your children know that you want them to make smart choices, they will respect you as a parent or guardian and know that you... Continue Reading