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Sober Living

3 Things That Help Me in My First Four Months of Recovery

By Christopher McSpadden

One writer shares some of the most important life adjustments he had to make during his first few months in recovery. Continue Reading

How Keeping Secrets Can Harm Your Recovery

By Dominica Applegate

If you’re in recovery from alcoholism or addiction, the inability to process the things that have occurred in your life can hur... Continue Reading

3 Ways to Stop Obsessing About Drinking

By Rebecca Kovacs

The first thing to understand is that many, many alcoholics go through this when they first enter the beginning phases of recov... Continue Reading

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In the News

How to Keep Recovery in Mind During Tumultuous Times

By Toshia Humphries

It’s not always as simple as 1-2-3, but the aforementioned steps do provide important reminders and actions toward preventing r... Continue Reading

We’re With the Band: Raising Hell and Awareness with Rock to Recovery

By Caitlin Thiede

Rock to Recovery’s second annual concert and fundraising event is once again proving that the most sensational highs are felt w... Continue Reading

Join Our Rock to Recovery Sweepstakes!

Submit your response to win tickets to "Rock to Recovery 2 Concert" at the Fonda Theater on Saturday, September 16! Continue Reading

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Relationships

The Search and Rescue Process of Recovery

By Toshia Humphries

In active addiction, the only priority becomes the substance of choice. Family, friends, jobs, beloved pets and even children g... Continue Reading

The Changing Tides of Friendships From Addiction to Recovery

By Lisa OBrien

One writer shares how herself and her friendships have evolved over the course of her recovery. Continue Reading

The Importance of Confidentiality in the Recovery Process

By Heather Adams

The promise that the information exchanged will remain safe is of prime importance in a support group setting or even in all co... Continue Reading

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Family & Friends

3 Things I Wish I Told My Loved One in Addiction

By Toshia Humphries

To anyone out there who has lost someone to this disease, whether in life or in the grave, I encourage you to speak the words y... Continue Reading

5 Reasons Why an Alcoholic Cannot Love

By Toshia Humphries

Learning how to love again or for the first time takes work, and it takes more than merely getting sober. Continue Reading

The #1 Lie Loved Ones of Addicts Believe About Themselves

By Toshia Humphries

It is a lie they may tell themselves and believe from the start—a destructive force detrimental to loved ones and addicts alike. 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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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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Op-ed

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

3 Reasons Why Addicts Need a Rock Bottom

By Toshia Humphries

For those who may not be familiar with the idea, here are 3 reasons why individuals may need a rock bottom in order to begin a ... 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