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Is It Stress Or Depression — Let’s Find Out

Is It Stress Or Depression — Let’s Find Out

In order to determine whether you’re dealing with stress or depression, it’s important to understand the signs and symptoms of both.

 
Unbecoming What Is Not You

Unbecoming What Is Not You

Maybe the journey of someone’s life is not so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about unbecoming what is not you so you can eventually be who you were meant to be in the first place.

 
The Ultimate Guide to Dating Somebody in Recovery

The Ultimate Guide to Dating Somebody in Recovery

Eight tips from experts as well as a number of tips from folks who've managed to sustain a loving relationship despite prior addiction to drugs and/or alcohol.

 
10 Tips for Surrounding Yourself with the Right People After Rehab

10 Tips for Surrounding Yourself with the Right People After Rehab

Choosing the people you socialize with is critical in order to stay clean. These 10 tips will help you choose people who will support you in your recovery.

 
Six Ways to Manage Your Fear and Anxiety

Six Ways to Manage Your Fear and Anxiety

How to deal with chronic fear and anxiety

 
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How To Help An Addict Get Help

Six suggestions on how to convince a person struggling with alcohol or drugs to get the help they need. ​

 
From Night Terrors to Peaceful Sleep

From Night Terrors to Peaceful Sleep

Today I believe in miracles because I became one. I thought I never stood a chance at a happy and healthy life, and now I have one.

 
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Seven Things You Need to Know When Going to Rehab

Seven suggestions on what you should—and should not—do when going to rehab for the first time.

 
A Work in Progress

A Work in Progress

I learned that there are two primary choices in life: Accept the conditions I have found myself in as they exist, or take the full personal responsibility to change them. I made a choice to change.

 
Kelly Osbourne Is the Woman of the Year

Kelly Osbourne Is the Woman of the Year

Kelly Osbourne, recipient of the Peggy Albrecht Friendly House Woman of the Year award, talks about her years of struggles overcoming substance abuse and becoming a role model for her generation.

 
A Healing B.A.L.M. for Families

A Healing B.A.L.M. for Families

Building on al-anon's three c's, a new program is empowering family members to contribute to their loved one's recovery, not their addiction.

 
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A standard drink helps people keep track of how much they've consumed. But research shows that not only are most people surprised to learn what counts...
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Harry Haroutunian, physician director of the Professionals Program at the Betty Ford Center, explains why so many older adults are having issues with addiction.​
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Hazelden Betty Ford Applauds Obama's Steps to Confront Opioids Crisis

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

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

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

      Teach Him How to Drink

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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

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      Freeing the Black Dragon

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      I Hope There's a Heaven

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      Lessons From Liam

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 "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

 

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Recovery Advocate Leslie Glass Receives ASAM Media Award

The New York Times best-selling author Leslie Glass honored for her documentary, The Secret World of Recovery.
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Oscar- and Grammy-winning Artist Paul Williams Reflects on Recovery

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Robert Downey Jr. Congrats Son on Sobriety and New Single

Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. supports son Indio through addiction and recovery​
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