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Loving Someone in Recovery

Loving Someone in Recovery

Dr. Beverly Berg offers the answers you need when your partner is recovering from addiction.

 
There’s No Such Thing as ‘Real’ Recovery

There’s No Such Thing as ‘Real’ Recovery

It’s easy to want recovery to have a neat definition that you can pinpoint, but labeling anyone’s recovery journey as real or otherwise benefits no one — especially someone who is trying to recover.

 
That Sober Mom

That Sober Mom

Being a young, sober woman raising two daughters has posed many unique challenges over the years. As my children grow up, I am put in different circles with different people. And it turns out book clubs and cookie swaps are not always what they seem.

 
The Morning Routine That Will Change Your Life

The Morning Routine That Will Change Your Life

A morning routine should hold depth and weight, pushing you toward a healthier and happier mind, body and spirit. All you need is nine minutes to change your life. Are you willing to try?

 
I’m Sober, Now What?

I’m Sober, Now What?

Our choices move us closer to, or further away from, addiction. Healthy coping skills can mean the difference between long-term sobriety and relapse.

 
Playing Cards — Sober

Playing Cards — Sober

Chris Rosburg created a recovery support program out of his own experience to help others get sober and stay sober.

 
This Is Your Brain On Drugs — Any Questions?

This Is Your Brain On Drugs — Any Questions?

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids launches the “Fried Egg 2016” campaign re-imagined for today's parents.

 
Everyone Is Addicted to Something

Everyone Is Addicted to Something

Playwright Elise Maurine Milner tackles higher powers, making amends and all the steps in between in 12 Steps, the Musical.

 
Back to School: How to Manage College Sober

Back to School: How to Manage College Sober

Going to school in sobriety is a glorifying accomplishment — an accomplishment that has the potential to boost your self-confidence and help you to achieve a level of self-worth that you never knew possible.

 
Post-college Depression: How Alcohol Can Make It Worse

Post-college Depression: How Alcohol Can Make It Worse

It's relatively easy to turn to the bottle to temporarily cure your woes. Post-college depression and alcohol definitely mix often, but they don't mix well.

 
How to Help a Close Friend with Addiction

How to Help a Close Friend with Addiction

The presence of a close, supportive peer network is a decisive factor in achieving positive recovery outcomes. But it’s also the case that not knowing how to help a close friend with addiction can be an obstacle to intervening effectively.

 
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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.” -
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