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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. ​

We Are Not Alone

We Are Not Alone

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is a resource for parents in recovery.

Principles of Recovery from the Punk Rock Pulpit

Principles of Recovery from the Punk Rock Pulpit

Getting to know Jack Grisham’s A Principle of Recovery: An Unconventional Journey Through The Twelve Steps

Felon to Father

Felon to Father

I am still quite new at being a father, and every day, I get a little better. My biggest gift today is my family, my wife and my recovery.

Refuge Recovery

Refuge Recovery

There isn’t one road to recovery. Dave Smith talks about one Buddhist's path to recovering from addiction and an upcoming conference with opportunities for collaboration, meditation, education and fun.

Forgiving an Addict & Forgiving Yourself

Forgiving an Addict & Forgiving Yourself

A story of losing a parent to substance abuse

From Convict to Rabbi: Rabbi Mark Borovitz Is the Holy Thief

From Convict to Rabbi: Rabbi Mark Borovitz Is the Holy Thief

He talks about the spiritual malaise in our country and how we need to recognize that each individual matters. What this means for addicts is that we need to treat the human being, not the disease.

Through the Eye of the Needle

Through the Eye of the Needle

We were once all the same: little kids dreaming of flying to space, becoming doctors, lawyers and firemen. What if you took the time to see the disease as insidious and not the person?

The Woman in the Mirror

The Woman in the Mirror

There used to be a time I hated my own reflection when I looked in the mirror. Today, I have gratitude in my heart. I am very thankful for my past. I am grateful to be in recovery. Today, I like the girl looking back at me in the mirror.

9 Mistakes Family and Friends Make During Addiction Recovery

9 Mistakes Family and Friends Make During Addiction Recovery

It takes a lot of strength for addicts to overcome addiction and remain sober. Many things can trigger relapse. Don't make these mistakes during the recovering process.


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Asking This One Question Can Identify Problem Drinking

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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

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reports where people drink the most booze and do the most drugs.​
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Research Shows Long-lasting Effects from Adolescent Alcohol Exposure

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A new study from Binghamton University shows alcohol exposure during adolescence leads to chronic stress vulnerability. ​
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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

silhouette-1082129_1920By Greg Kayko || Learning the value of being prepared to Dodge and Question rather    than always try to Answer. Read more...

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


Voice Winner Alisan Porter on Battling Alcoholism

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How former child star Alisan Porter overcame her addiction and went on to win The Voice
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Dax Shepard Discusses Child Molestation And Addiction

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Parenthood actor Dax Shepard discusses the link between child molestation and addiction.​
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Actress Jamie Lee Curtis Opens Up About Addiction

on 5/12/2016 6:38:00 AM
In a moving essay for the Huffington Post, actress Jamie Lee Curtis opens up about her past addiction to prescription pills.​
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