Lyn Geist

Lyn is a freelance writer and lives in California with her husband, 2 children, and dog Bella. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Social Work, and years of experience relating to addiction and recovery. She 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.

A Personal Account of My 30 Days in Rehab

By Lyn Geist

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

How to Best Cope with Chronic Stress

By Lyn Geist

Stress impairs many facets of our brain function as well as emotional status. Under its influence, we are unable to think clear... 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

How to Prepare Yourself for Life Outside the Cocoon of Treatment

By Lyn Geist

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

Man contemplates the true meaning of recovery

What is the True Meaning of Recovery?

By Lyn Geist

Just as addiction was once your way of life, recovery now becomes your way of life. 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