Lyn Geist

Sober Recovery Expert Author

Lyn is a freelance writer and lives in California with her husband, two children, and dog Bella. She earned her Masters of Social Work (MSW) and also a Masters of Arts (MA) in psychology and social work from California State University-Sacramento. Lyn has years of experience relating to addiction and recovery. She worked as a social worker supervisor for the county of San Joaquin and has worked professionally with families who have members struggling with addiction by offering services, education, and recovery support. She continues to study the psychology of addiction and self-empowerment. Prior to being a social worker, she was a Military Police Officer and served time in Dhahran Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm and L.A. during the Rodney King riots.

Choosing to recover from addiction is one of the biggest, most difficult, but best decisions you can ever make for yourself. Continue Reading

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Why I’m More than My Addiction Story

By Lyn Geist

Trying to make sense of addiction and bring understanding to the people around you can be a futile effort. Continue Reading

man trying to cope with stress

How to Best Cope with Chronic Stress

By Lyn Geist

When dealing with stress, we are unable to think clearly, we become forgetful, and depression begins to cloud our outlook on life. Continue Reading

The Nature of Opiate Addiction

By Lyn Geist

If you are aware of the symptoms of opiate addiction, you can detect potential problems and get you or a loved one help before ... Continue Reading

By having a plan before leaving treatment, you will know what steps to take to protect your sobriety and continue in recovery w... Continue Reading

Recovering addict contemplates the true meaning of recovery

What is the True Meaning of Recovery?

By Lyn Geist

It is much more than just being sober. Continue Reading

Woman experiences complete happiness for the first time

The Blessing of Psych Meds in Recovery

By Lyn Geist

Many people in recovery are skeptical about taking medication, but some of us need it to fully get better. Continue Reading