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 and lives near the eastern shore. For additional information about Life Coaching services, reach out to [email protected]


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

"When I pulled into the parking lot, the first thing I noticed was how full it was. I was so nervous. This being my first Narco... Continue Reading

woman exploring spirituality without religion

Recovery can mean a lot of different things to different people. Here are some suggestions to help you start cultivating a heal... 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

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The 5 Worst Excuses to Not Get Sober

By Lisa OBrien

For me and so many people in active addiction, the excuses were plentiful. Read on and see if any of the following excuses ring... Continue Reading

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My Collection of Love Letters to Addiction

By Lisa OBrien

One writer tells us the story of her addiction and recovery through a series of letters addressed to alcohol. 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

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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