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.

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The more we learn the warning signs—and the more willing we are to step in and help—the more we can do to fight youth suicide. Continue Reading

recovering alcoholic tempted to drink again

People struggling with alcohol use disorder know the depths of destruction and shame associated with their drinking. Continue Reading

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Amid increased isolation due to COVID-1919, awareness about mental health conditions is more important than ever. Continue Reading


We're in strange times, and that's an understatement. We're anxious. We're concerned about our health, our job security, and ou... Continue Reading


South Africans have used the Kanna plant for medicinal purposes for centuries. Today, it is making controversial headway in the... Continue Reading

recovering addict

There isn't a single "best" approach to recovery. Likewise, all studies have limitations, and we need to keep that in mind. Continue Reading

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When ‘Peer Pressure’ Becomes Bullying

By Nicole Arzt

Young people are especially prone to these consequences. Continue Reading

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In conjunction with more traditional treatments, like medication and psychotherapy, spinal adjustments may have a promising pla... Continue Reading

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It is possible to abuse this substance, and it is also possible to have emotional and physical complications as a result of mar... Continue Reading

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Older adults are more susceptible than ever to developing substance use disorders. Continue Reading