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Sober Living

How to Regain a Quality Often Lost in Addiction: Empathy

By Kelly McClanahan

Anyone who has watched their friends or family members escalate into active and chronic addiction remarks on one horrifying asp... Continue Reading

How Your Cellphone Habit is Standing Between You and Your Recovery

By Jamee Larson

The majority of society relies on their cell phones for much of their daily operations, but it could be hurting those in recovery. Continue Reading

The Importance of the Set Aside Prayer

By Jamee Larson

Oftentimes in recovery, we are our own worst enemy. The Set Aside Prayer can help you stay out of your own way. Continue Reading

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In the News

5 Powerful Reinforcements for Long-Term Recovery

By Tori Utley

Recovery brings many natural, non-material rewards you can count on to help you stay sober for the long-haul. Continue Reading

Empowering the Addict with Narcan is a Crucial First Step

By Joanne Chu

In response to this public health crisis, Walgreens recently announced that they are stocking the overdose-reversing drug in al... Continue Reading

We’re In On the Joke and We Can’t Stop Laughing

By Joanne Chu

This is My Brave "The Resistance" show featured a lineup of comedians who struggle with mental health, addiction or both. Continue Reading

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Relationships

Holding On: Why Codependency Has Such a Tight Grip On You

By Toshia Humphries

Healing from a codependent relationships takes work and time. Professional help is typically required, depending on the duratio... Continue Reading

How to Develop Healthy Social Connections in Recovery

By Audrey Beim

A positive social support system is crucial in choosing alternative behavior outside the addiction. Otherwise, isolation can an... Continue Reading

How to Talk to Your Family About Recovery During the Holidays

By Tori Utley

Whether they're supportive or critical, your family will probably ask about your recovery this holiday season. Here are 4 thing... Continue Reading

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Family & Friends

Don't Dictate, Motivate! How to Nudge a Loved One to Recover

By Colleen Marlett

These tips could mean the difference between your loved one deciding to seek recovery within months to someone who dwindles in ... Continue Reading

Why Family Members Also Need a Recovery Plan

By Tori Utley

Be patient with yourself on your journey, and know that you too can overcome the negative impact of addiction on your life. Continue Reading

4 Ways to Support Your Loved One Through a Relapse

By Tori Utley

For many people, relapse is a part of their recovery journey. Here are a few things to remember in order to be there for your l... Continue Reading

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Personal Stories

A Death Other Than Dying: From a Mother’s Point of View

By Colleen Marlett

For someone who loves an addict, there are other deaths we grieve a thousand times over besides a physical one. Continue Reading

Why I’m More than My Addiction Story

By Joanne Chu

As addicts, our perception and persecution of ourselves is far worse than anyone else could lay on us. Continue Reading

Happy to Be Alive: How I Survived Trauma and Addiction

By Emma Burns

If my experiences make a difference to even one person, all of the pain and triumphs of my recovery journey will be rewarding f... Continue Reading

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Healthy Living

Finding a Good Night’s Sleep in Recovery

By Audrey Beim

Here are 6 strategies to promote healthy sleep patterns while your body and mind continue to heal. Continue Reading

How Hormonal Imbalances May Affect Recovery

By Mark Calarco

Responsible eating and regular exercise can replace many of the bad habits that contribute to relapse, but you should also keep... Continue Reading

3 Ways You Can Meditate at Work

By Audrey Beim

It's not hard to squeeze in a meditation ritual at the workplace. These 3 tips can help you improve not only your health, but a... Continue Reading

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Op-ed

Why the #MeToo Movement is Crucial for Women in Addiction

By Tamara Buchenberger

A woman's perspective on processing trauma, perceptions, and moving forward with others to shed light in the dark corners where... Continue Reading

Op-Ed: Safe Injection Sites are a Necessity

By Tess Chedsey

As we continue to shed light on the disease of addiction, this controversy proves just how much more the public needs to learn ... Continue Reading

My Thank-You Note to Donald Trump

By Toshia Humphries

Motivated by Donald Trump's rise and recently leaked statements against women, survivors of abuse who once kept mum and off the... Continue Reading

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Q&A

Ask Dr. Drew: Can you explain what health benefits are observed after a year of sobriety?

Dr. Drew answers questions submitted by members in our SoberRecovery community. Continue Reading

Dr. Drew answers questions submitted by members in our SoberRecovery community. Continue Reading

Dr. Drew answers questions submitted by members in our SoberRecovery community. Continue Reading

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Kids & Drugs

6 Tips to Surviving Single Parenting

By Dominica Applegate

Being responsible for your children and your addiction recovery can be daunting, but these tips can help you manage. Continue Reading