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Overdose Survivors Share What You Should Know About Addiction

The current substance abuse crisis affecting the United States is impossible to ignore. It has made orphans of children, stolen brothers and sisters, and lead to parents having to bury their children. The substance abuse epidemic claims thousands every day and yet society still carries stigmas that suggest those who...

Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Dies by Suicide

On July 20th, 2017, Chester Bennington, the lead singer of alternative rock band Linkin Park, was discovered dead in his Palos Verdes Estates home after an apparent suicide. Suspected contributing factors include ongoing struggles with depression, substance abuse, and the recent death by suicide of Chris Cornell, his close friend....

5 Things to Say to Your Loved One in Recovery

Being there to support your loved one as they overcoming substance abuse and addiction is vital to their ongoing success in long-term recovery. Rather they say so or not, your support and encouragement means the world. As a supporter, you can help your loved one stay dedicated to their new...

5 Harsh Realities You Face in Your First Year Sober

There’s a lot of misconceptions and hearsay when it comes to addiction recovery. Knowing what lies ahead helps to quell your concerns and allow you to focus on the journey ahead, instead. Recovery is a journey, not a destination, so recognizing that the path will sometimes get bumpy is important....

What Nelsan Ellis’ Alcohol Withdrawal Death Should Teach You

On July 8th, 2017, the world lost a beautiful spirit and phenomenal actor when Nelsan Ellis passed away due to heart failure at only 39 years old. The actor is best remembered by his role as Lafayette Reynolds on the hit show “True Blood” which ran from 2008 to 2014....

Addiction and Borderline Personality Disorder

We’ve touched on the role of co-occurring mental health disorders in the development of an addiction, and the most common combinations of mental health and substance abuse disorders. Understanding how your mental health contributes to substance abuse is key to unraveling the deep-rooted causes of addiction and beginning your healing...

#ManCrushMonday! Our Favorite Men in Recovery!

You know, Mondays get a lot of smack. It’s the beginning of another week of work and school, the end of a relaxing, fun weekend. Monday brings sour moods and hidden temptations in the form of boredom, agitation, frustration, and stress. Staying focused and dedicated to sobriety is the key...

5 Quotes for the Person Fighting to Remain Sober Today

Living a life of sobriety after experiencing addiction is no walk in the park. It’s a daily commitment to make the best decisions for you and your dedication to staying clean and sober. While recovery is the greatest gift you could ever give yourself, the path is filled with bumps...

Making the Most of Your First Sober Summer!

Committing to living beyond addiction is a life-long dedication that doesn’t pause just because the seasons change. The summer can be especially challenging for people who are new to the recovery journey, as it is often viewed as the season for partying and letting loose. For people living with substance...

5 Reasons to Spend This Summer Sober

Today is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year and the official beginning of summer 2017! For many, the sunshine and warmth signals the beginning of party season, excessive drinking and drug abuse. Living your summer through a haze or a series of blackouts may be how you’ve...

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