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.

2 women at a sober bar

As more people embrace the concept of having fun in recovery, sober bars will likely continue to increase in popularity. Continue Reading

pregnant woman smoking marijuana

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) estimates that anywhere from 2 to 5 percent of women use mariju... Continue Reading

woman using a recovery app

5 Sober Apps That Can Support Your Recovery

By Nicole Arzt

Your smartphone is a fantastic resource for text-messaging, emailing, and using social media. However, it can also help support... Continue Reading

Explaining the journey to recovery to your child

There is no doubt that recovery is a sensitive subject. It's intimate and messy and awkward, and it's normal to feel skeptical ... Continue Reading


In 2016, the Child’s Mind Institute launched the #MyYoungerSelf campaign as a platform for celebrities to share personal storie... Continue Reading

employee suffering from occupational burnout

A staggering 61% of employees report experiencing stress at work. As such, job-related pressure ranks at the top of the list fo... Continue Reading

binge eating teen

Research from NEDA shows that a staggering 50 percent of individuals diagnosed with eating disorders also abuse alcohol or illi... Continue Reading

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