Nicole Arzt

Sober Recovery Expert Author

Nicole Arzt is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in providing psychotherapy for individuals, families, and groups struggling with substance use disorders and psychiatric illnesses. She received her Master of Science from California State University, Long Beach in 2014. She has extensive experience working in a variety of dual-diagnosis treatment centers, providing services for all levels of care from detoxification to long-term outpatient therapy. Nicole currently works full-time as a therapist utilizing psychodynamic and humanistic work. A passionate writer, she has authored several scholarly articles, blog posts, and professional research centered on addiction and mental health.

alcohol abuser contemplating using the Sinclair Method

While rehab, Alcoholics Anonymous, and a total commitment to abstinence have been the gold standard for treatment, it's not the... Continue Reading

opioid addict struggling with suicidal thoughts

For the first time in American history, the chances of dying from an opioid overdose have surpassed the odds of dying in a moto... Continue Reading

pregnant woman coping with depression

Coping With Depression During Pregnancy

By Nicole Arzt

During pregnancy, it can be hard to tell the difference between normal changes and clinical depression. Continue Reading

phone addict

Distracted driving has created a serious dilemma: experts are now comparing phone addiction to drunk driving. Continue Reading

military personnel hugging their child

Healthcare providers have reported an increase in psychiatric diagnoses, prescription medications, and clinical care for childr... Continue Reading

employer and employee discussing mental health awareness

Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace

By Nicole Arzt

If you want to be more open about your mental health at work, you need to identify why it's important for you to do so. Continue Reading

recovering addict working the 12 steps

If you ask 100 people what the 12 steps mean to them, you'll receive 100 different answers. That's because the program is large... Continue Reading

The population of homeless young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 is growing rapidly—and as many as 1 in 10 of them experie... Continue Reading

woman looking away

While men still have higher rates of alcohol use disorders, women tend to develop an addiction to alcohol at a faster rate. Continue Reading


Think that alcohol-related liver disease only plagues older adults who drink heavily? Think again. Continue Reading