One veteran parents shares her tips for surviving the tough times.
Going to rehab can be scary for the addict, but what about the people who are left behind?
How to cope - and help - when someone you love is on the brink.
How one man's passion for sports grew into a recovery network.
Acknowledging your emotions - even the ugly ones - is an important part of recovery.
Getting sober can be a prickly process. Here's what a few of Renew's regulars have learned along the way.
Recovering alcoholics and addicts are sneakering up as part of their programs as they participate in Running for Recovery in Sioux Falls, S.D.
How Kay White learned that lesson and how she is helping other women do the same.
It's no secret that addiction can affect anyone, anywhere. What can we learn about treating addiction from cultures around the globe?
Defining your spiritual beliefs – or even choosing to explore them – can be a daunting prospect. Here’s how to get started.
Former CNN anchor Jane Velez-Mitchell is taking charge and having fun in recovery.
Sobriety Junkie: My Hope for Her
By Greg Kayko || She's in high heels ... and a black skirt and a black and white check blazer and a white blouse. I would guess her in her 40's or 50's at a glance, and, if it were any given weekday morning, I would have guessed her to be on her way in to work. But as I pass by and glance back in my rearview mirror, my somewhat rusty but never completely dormant alcoholic mind kicks in and clarifies everything. Read More.... ..
By Lauren Stahl || My lack of acceptance of these problems led to me not accepting myself. And that led me to feeling hopeless, powerless, and unworthy. My addictions fed off of these bad feelings Read More.... ..
Overcoming the fear of Step 5
By Jim Jensen || I started thinking about actually sitting with someone I had never seen in my life and telling him all the things (well, almost all the things) I had done “wrong,” I got a little sick to my stomach. Read More.... ..
Creating a life on purpose
By Margi Taber || Today I was reminded about turning our perspective into our reality. I had been reading a few Facebook postings from others, noting that they did not want to return to work following their long holiday break. I remember those days so well; being unenthusiastic to embrace the reality of returning to work after a few days off – that is, until I didn’t have a job to return to. Read More.... ..
- Christopher Morley
By Dr. Harris Stratyner, Ph.D || Life certainly was made for living on a moment by moment basis. The existential dilemmas we encounter can lead to a nihilistic view or one of true optimism - the difference perhaps is related to genetics, biochemistry, the social and political zeitgeist, luck or lack there of, and myriad other phenomena.... Read More...
By Michelle Horton || If you've ever been stuck in a hard place, wondering the right thing or the best thing to do, it helps to shift perspectives. Read More...