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I Could Have Been The Stanford Rape Victim

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

Yes, blacking out is a sign of an unhealthy relationship with alcohol, but when drinking heavily we ask for a hangover, a sleepless night, or a lost purse. We don't ask for our bodies to be violated by men who think it's okay to commit a crime.

Can We Solve Addiction?

David Whitesock | Posted 06.14.2016 | Impact
David Whitesock

What does it mean to solve something? In mystery novels, "whodunnits" are solved when the detective figures out who committed the murder. In mathe...

It'll Be Two Months... A Fight For Sobriety; A Fight For Redemption

Kevin Hines | Posted 06.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin Hines

I am so grateful that my hopeful story has inspired and moved Travis swiftly toward change. He knows that the strong network of people who have been where he's been before -- and overcame have guided his new path.

"I Will Be Dead Soon"

Allyson Aabram | Posted 06.13.2016 | Impact
Allyson Aabram

While I was waiting for the elevator, I read a five-word text that tore apart my heart and left my stomach in knots. The elevator ride provided under...

Recovering Addicts Can Party Safely At This Alcohol-Free, Sober Bar

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 06.10.2016 | Good News

Recovering addicts in Crystal Lake, Illinois, have spot to chill without temptation, thanks to one nonprofit. The Other Side is a sober bar where rec...

Open Heart Living

Kerry Neville | Posted 06.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kerry Neville

I live with an open heart. A difficult vulnerability as my heart is mostly scar tissue, and just like the tender scars underneath a chin -- from a re...

Lessons Learned From My Mother in a Family With Alcoholism

Dennis C. Daley, PhD | Posted 06.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Dennis C. Daley, PhD

Despite my mother's personal limitations (which we all have), I choose to remember her as someone who gave a lot to me, my siblings, and others. I appreciate that taught me more than she would ever imagine.

The Unexpected Benefits of Those Embarrassing 'Uh-Oh' Moments

Jason Powers | Posted 06.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Jason Powers

So which mistake are you going to learn from today? In truth, your only mistake is simply not trying. Success or failure, it's a win-win.

After Divorce: Wanderlust

Kerry Neville | Posted 05.31.2016 | Divorce
Kerry Neville

Wanderlust. The skin between me and the world has dissolved. Instead of retreating from pain and joy and vulnerability, I'm consumed with farsickness. Why wait for a traveling companion? Do I fear the loneliness inherent to my soul ranging the universe on its own? Yes, of course.

What The Strange Bond Of Sharing An Abuser Taught Me About Recovery

The Establishment | Posted 05.24.2016 | Women
The Establishment

Before, I used to say that my best quality was my sincerity. Now, after, I face the world with an affected persona. I rely on irony to put a comfortable distance between myself and the reality where others can hurt me. Where they can warp me into someone different than who I was when I met them.

You Can Still Squat!

Leona deVinne | Posted 05.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Leona deVinne

How can this be happening to me? As I roll over to turn off my alarm to get up for boot camp I feel this excruciating pain tear through my upper back...

Why I Choose Recovery Every Single Day

Rachel Brehm | Posted 05.20.2016 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

In a life with infinite options and endless possibility, I choose recovery. I choose it in the face of adversity, I choose it under pressure, and I choose it when my brain tells me to do otherwise. I choose it for the authenticity, I choose it for the self-acceptance, and I choose it in the name of freedom.

What I've Learned as a Student in Recovery at The George Washington University

Tim Rabolt | Posted 05.19.2016 | Education
Tim Rabolt

As I enter my sixth year of recovery and sixth and final year at The George Washington University (GW), I thought I'd take the time to write what I've...

House GOP Surprises with Press Conference on Opioids Instead of Donald Trump

Robert D. Ashford | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics
Robert D. Ashford

If the messaging used this morning is any indication, the country might just get what it needs out of our elected officials in D.C; and that is how government should work - responding the wills and needs of the individuals around the country.

Do You Live to Work?

Mara Shapshay | Posted 05.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mara Shapshay

What's really sad is that workaholism is socially respectable and even encouraged in many fields like law, medicine and on Wall Street.

What Are The Greatest Assets to a Social Justice Movement? The Allies Which Support Them

Robert D. Ashford | Posted 05.11.2016 | Impact
Robert D. Ashford

This past Mother's day, I had a conversation that has been had multiple times over the last 3 years. "Why don't we do a better job of recruiting, reta...

What My 'Big Day' Proved To Me About My Relationship With My Body

Temimah Zucker | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Temimah Zucker

For years I did not think marriage was possible. My mental illness and difficulty adjusting made me believe that I would never feel ready, that I'd never be wanted or find someone who would completely "understand" me.

3 Big Life Lessons Learned in 3 Years of Sobriety

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

As I sit here, in my own house that we just purchased, gratefully reflecting on the last three years, I am in awe of how different of a person I am today. I had no idea my life would turn out the way it did and it's still unfolding in the most mysterious ways.

It's Time to Stop Killing People by Refusing Addiction Treatment

Brooke M. Feldman | Posted 05.02.2016 | Impact
Brooke M. Feldman

The idea that a person has to stop using all substances in order to engage in addiction treatment is one that is killing countless individuals, harming an immeasurable number of families and adversely impacting communities across our nation.

Addiction Aftercare Treatment Needs A Makeover

Lauren Stahl | Posted 04.29.2016 | Impact
Lauren Stahl

As a grateful recovery addict and alcoholic, having spent time at a residential treatment facility and also, as the founder of a company that is revol...

Recovery Advocacy Action Week 2016: #RAAW16

Tim Rabolt | Posted 04.28.2016 | Impact
Tim Rabolt

The start of May is an exciting time of year. School graduations, sports seasons beginning and ending, moving closer to summer, just to name a few of ...

Dear Children: Remember Our Scars

Christine Suhan | Posted 04.27.2016 | Parents
Christine Suhan

Scars. Everybody has them. Some are hidden, some are not. Some are deeper than others. Some fade over time, others remain. Regardless of whether or no...

Dear Baby Girl: I'm Sorry I Let Alcohol Lie to Us

Natalie Rountree | Posted 04.27.2016 | Parents
Natalie Rountree

You were only eight years old when the police spoke to you outside their vehicle while I was in the backseat of another, crying for you while you were crying for me. All you knew was that your mommy was very sick -- but you know now that I was very drunk. And I was terrified.

Am I Worthy of Recovery?

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 04.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

Today I believe I deserve all that I receive. It's up to me to decide what I do with my life and I choose to radiate love, tolerance and kindness. I choose to show the world just how amazing recovery can be. I choose to show the world that anyone is worthy of recovery, including me.

The Everest-Sized Challenge of Recovery in Nepal

Lutheran World Relief | Posted 04.25.2016 | Impact
Lutheran World Relief

Featured Image: Mount Everest, by Gunther Hagleitner, Creative Commons Attribution License, on By Kat Fiske As I sat in the restaurant o...