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Sober Privilege? 4 Ways America Fails Addicts

Since inception, America has been a beacon of hope and opportunity for billions- internationally and at home. The United States is meant to be the land where dreams can come true if you are willing to put in the hard work. But all that glitters isn’t gold: millions fall through...

Subtle Ways People in Recovery View the World Differently

Life’s trials have a way of opening up your eyes and changing the way you view the world- for better or for worse. For people who have faced addiction and come out on the other end sober and clear minded, sobriety comes with a brand new perspective on life and...

What Your Loved One’s Addiction Does and Doesn’t Mean

Watching someone you love suffer under the effects of addiction is hard. Guilt, frustration, and fear make it difficult to know what to do to help- or if you even should. You’re not alone: millions of families across the United States are fighting the same battles and facing the same...

15 Tough Realities of Going to Rehab

Deciding to enter treatment for a substance abuse disorder is a big step- larger than most people give you credit for. Sobriety is more than completing a program and getting a fancy certificate: it’s a lifestyle change that takes a lot to commit to. It’s the greatest gift you can...

9 Lessons We Can All Learn From People in Recovery

Let’s address the elephant in the room when it comes to addiction recovery: people who have never faced addiction often feel a sense of superiority toward those who have. Beyond misconceptions about addiction and recovery, the shamefulness of stigma keep us separated and woefully uninformed. Connection is a key to...

7 Ideas for Your Mental Health This Week

Some people think you only have to worry about your mental health when something goes wrong. When it comes to addiction most people don’t recognize it as being connected to mental health. It’s easier to assume its because the person affected in bad or caused it themselves.That’s just not true;...

Dear Donald Trump- Thanks for Killing America

I hesitate to write this. I, just like the rest of America, want to move forward with life and let go of the anger and hate. But as a citizen who will potentially be greatly and adversely affected by the policies the incoming administration is planning to implement, I simply...

Meditation for Addiction Recovery: a How-To Guide

Meditation for addiction recovery is a powerful tool for controlling your response to urges and cravings. Getting in touch with your body on a more intimate level helps you become more aware of the changes which can predict the onset of cravings. It can be hard to know where to...

5 Ways to Fight Back Against Stigmas in 2017

We’re nearly two decades into the 21st century, yet we are still dealing with harmful, archaic stereotypes and stigmas that hold us back from moving forward. Narrow viewpoints and stubborn resistance to change prevent unity as a nation and block access to opportunities and resources for people in need. When...

3 Recovery Promises to Keep in 2017!

We’ve officially seen the first week of 2017 come and go, and with it we’ve set up our goals and expectations for the new year. This time of year can be as exhilarating as it is daunting- it’s a fresh start, but also a bit like standing on the edge...

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