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Famous Quotes Regarding Mental Health Awareness

By Erica Lee

A list of 10 quotes that celebrate the strength and empowerment in emotional recovery and can help people struggling with menta... Continue Reading

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Quitting Cigarettes in Early Recovery

By Monica Romano

Is smoking used as a crutch to help ward off intense cravings that may increase the possibility of relapse? Or, is it simply sw... Continue Reading

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The Importance of Authenticity in Recovery

By Dawn Hurley

Authenticity as a way of life—with ourselves and others—is vital for long-term recovery, due to its strong relationship with co... Continue Reading

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In the News

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Occupational Burnout: WHO’s Diagnosis for Work-related Stress

By Nicole Arzt

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

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Study: Coping with Psoriasis May Result in Mental Illness

By Rebecca Kovacs

Research found that mental health conditions like sleep disorders, anxiety and depression were higher in patients who suffered ... Continue Reading

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Mental Health Conditions Rising Amongst Children of Military Personnel

By Nicole Arzt

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

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Relationships

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Reconciling in Recovery? These 3 Tips Will Help

By Tori Utley

Addiction can harm the relationships we care most about, like our family, friends and even our significant others. Continue Reading

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The Process of Forgiveness and Its Purpose in Recovery

By Toshia Humphries Toshia Humphries is a Texan freelance writer, artist, life coach and talk radio co-host of Girl Power Hour on Blog Talk Radio.

Like grief, forgiveness comes in stages that do not have a set duration of time or order. Continue Reading

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4 Communication Styles Addicts Use to Get What They Want

By Patrick Biegler

For someone who is still in throes of addiction, there are some styles of communication we’re accustomed to using as our primar... Continue Reading

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Family & Friends

Explaining the journey to recovery to your child

How to Explain Your Recovery to Your Children

By Nicole Arzt

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

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Finding the Right Interventionist for Your Loved One

The stakes are high when it comes to selecting the best interventionist for a loved one. Continue Reading

Staging an intervention for a loved one.

How to Do an Intervention for an Addict

By Dominica Applegate

Figuring out the best way to guide an addicted loved one towards getting help can be difficult. Here's how you can stage an int... Continue Reading

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Personal Stories

#MyYoungerSelf

How the #MyYoungerSelf Campaign Sheds Light On Mental Health

By Nicole Arzt

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

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How an Adult Child of an Addict Made Her Way Out of a Neverending Halloween

By Toshia Humphries Toshia Humphries is a Texan freelance writer, artist, life coach and talk radio co-host of Girl Power Hour on Blog Talk Radio.

One writer compares her ACOA story to an endless horror movie and how she found the power to claim her right to a life of heali... Continue Reading

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Former Homeless Addict Shares Thoughts on Finding Hope in the Streets

By Caitlin Thiede

You’re walking down the street, and you see a person with obvious signs of addiction and homelessness. Will you acknowledge or ... Continue Reading

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Healthy Living

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Detox Side Effects and How to Alleviate Them

By Dawn Hurley

These are only a few of the symptoms of drug and alcohol detox, however, overcoming them will mean a healthier you when it's al... Continue Reading

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Is Coffee Bad for You During Recovery?

By Cynthia Adeniyi

Concerns about coffee and recovery fall in one of two categories: the impact of caffeine and the use of coffee to change one's ... Continue Reading

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Finding a Good Night’s Sleep in Recovery

By Audrey Beim

Research has shown that recovering alcoholics with sleep disorders were twice as likely to relapse as those who get a good nigh... Continue Reading

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Op-ed

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Op-Ed: Why Psychedelics Should be Legalized and Administered in Clinics

By Germain Palacios

The push to legalize magic mushrooms and LSD for medical use has gained momentum, but is legalizing psychedelics the solution t... Continue Reading

the dangers of alternative medicine for recovery

Why Some Need to Draw The Line on Alternative Medicine

By Elizabeth Seward

If you’re prone to all-or-nothing thinking, you may want to reconsider your stance as it may jeopardize your recovery. Continue Reading

For all of us in recovery, the message of the #metoo movement is critical for our progress.

Why the #MeToo Movement is Crucial for Women in Addiction

By Tamara Buchenberger

It’s finding the strength to hold on for one more day when you can’t recall a time you didn’t feel the strength someone else us... Continue Reading

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Q&A

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

By SoberRecovery, Staff Writer

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

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

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

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Kids & Drugs

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5 Tips for Planning a Safe and Sober Prom Night

By Dawn Hurley

Safety and sobriety are well worth planning ahead for, especially when it comes to prom night. Continue Reading

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How Recovery Schools are Giving Addicted Teens a Second Chance

By Dawn Hurley

In addition to participating in traditional classes and online courses, students meet with counselors regularly and participate... Continue Reading

A Look Into the Growing ‘Hidden Homelessness’ Crisis

By Nicole Arzt

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

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