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The Addicts Comedy Tour

The Addicts Comedy Tour

Comedians Mark Lundholm and Kurtis Matthews combine just enough laughter with tears, showing audiences that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Addiction and Relapse — Are Hormones to Blame?

Addiction and Relapse — Are Hormones to Blame?

Determining your hormonal balance and taking it into account from the beginning will promote a faster, more successful recovery and improve your chances of remaining clean and sober with a lower chance of relapsing.

Summer Fun and Sobriety: Can They Really Mix?

Summer Fun and Sobriety: Can They Really Mix?

The summer months are particularly difficult in early sobriety. But when you gather a group of sober people for any activity, you are bound to have fun.

The Next Gateway Drug

The Next Gateway Drug

Dr. Lisa Strohman, founder and director of the Technology Wellness Center, talks about the global issue of technology addiction and overuse.

Hope for the Prisoners of Heroin

Hope for the Prisoners of Heroin

Once you make the decision to get clean, you are no longer powerless and living in a hopeless state of mind. You are now on your way. You have bailed yourself out of heroin's prison, and you never have to go back.

Getting to the Heart of the Matter

Getting to the Heart of the Matter

An international expert on sexual addiction, Doug Weiss has been teaching people how to have great sex for more than 30 years.

Life After Relapse: How to Bounce Back and Start Over

Life After Relapse: How to Bounce Back and Start Over

One relapse doesn’t have to precede a complete downward spiral into that old dark tunnel of substance abuse. You can rebound.

Demystifying Postpartum Addiction

Demystifying Postpartum Addiction

Postpartum addiction is rarely spoken of, yet a number of new mothers find themselves turning to drugs and alcohol in an effort to cope with the demands of motherhood.

From Drunk and Dying to Authentic and Thriving

From Drunk and Dying to Authentic and Thriving

Temple Hayes turned to spirit to pull her from the car wrecks of addiction. Today, she’s showing others how to be exactly who they are and live the life their hearts desire.

The Addictions Coach

The Addictions Coach

Cali Estes isn’t afraid to tell the most powerful people on earth, “No.” In fact, they pay her to do it. A celebrity addiction specialist, Estes has more than 20 years of experience getting everyone from CEOs to rock stars to rehab.

The Change Agent

The Change Agent

Brad Lamm, the Golden Boy of Addiction, talks about his recovery philosophy, how substance use disorders and binge eating disorders work together, and myths about change that keep people stuck. ​


Latest News


Addiction Is Parents' Greatest Fear

on 6/28/2016 7:35:00 AM
More than terrorism, economic collapse, crime and war, parents' greatest fear is that their kids will become addicted to drugs and alcohol.
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Asking This One Question Can Identify Problem Drinking

on 6/2/2016 4:26:00 AM
A new study found that a single question about frequency of drinking accurately identified problem drinking, offering a quick way to screen teenagers for...
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The Heaviest Drug Use State by State

on 6/1/2016 4:56:00 PM
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reports where people drink the most booze and do the most drugs.​
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Hazelden Betty Ford Applauds Obama's Steps to Confront Opioids Crisis

on 3/30/2016 6:39:00 AM
The Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy supports Obama's steps forward on addressing the opioids crisis.​
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New Program Uses Surfing to Help People Recover

on 3/22/2016 7:31:00 AM
Saltwater Sessions, an eight-week program in Los Angeles, combines surfing and mindfulness to help people recover from addiction.​
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Betty Ford Center on Why Addiction is a Disease

on 3/3/2016 9:14:00 AM
Harry Haroutunian, physician director of the Professionals Program at the Betty Ford Center, explains why addiction is referred to as a disease.
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Voices of Recovery



By Margi Tabor || Joseph Sanchez, president and co-founder of RecoveryATX, shares his personal mission statement, a         defining moment in his recovery and his five-           year vision. Read more... 
      Teach Him How to Drink


By Greg Kayko || Some parents send their kids to college to learn that drinking alcohol was a                    privilege—and not a right to be abused. This          was, of course, a novel concept to my Polish-          American, Catholic, working-class father, and,        at the time, a pathetically silly concept to                  me. Read more... 
      Rituals in Recovery

meditation-1287207_1920By Robert D. Ashford || Those of us that live life in recovery know full well the value that daily rituals provide us in our journey to wellness. Our daily rituals don’t set us apart; they bring us closer together. Read more...

      Freeing the Black Dragon

freeing-the-black-dragonBy Fiona Purcell || I know that unchaining my past is essential to healing my spirit, but I did not have the first idea how I would go about doing so. Read more...

      I Hope There's a Heaven

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Be Inspired Every Day

 "You have to hold on to that fundamental quality of faith. Have faith that on the other side of your pain there's going to be something good."

  - Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson


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“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.” -
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross  - See more at: http://adventured.com/99-outdoor-nature-quotes/#sthash.uxkYZLZc.dpuf
“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.” -
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross  - See more at: http://adventured.com/99-outdoor-nature-quotes/#sthash.uxkYZLZc.d"- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


Celebrity Spotlight


Patrick Kennedy on The Axe Files

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Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy opens up about addiction and pushes for mental health reform.
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The Big Fix: Hope After Heroin

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Tracey Helton Mitchell's memoir offers hope for life without addiction.
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Voice Winner Alisan Porter on Battling Alcoholism

on 6/1/2016 6:00:00 PM
How former child star Alisan Porter overcame her addiction and went on to win The Voice
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