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First in Flight: North Carolina and the Surge of Collegiate Recovery

Tim Rabolt | Posted 10.14.2016 | College
Tim Rabolt

North Carolina is a prime example of unity, collaboration, and promoting recovery throughout the state. Unity within the community is how we beat addiction. What we can learn from North Carolina is that the principles of our personal recoveries should be present as we progress in the broader recovery movement.

United By Addiction: A Mother's Point of View

MaryBeth Cichocki | Posted 10.11.2016 | Healthy Living
MaryBeth Cichocki

I had the amazing experience of attending both The Fed Up Rally and the unbelievable Unite to Face Addiction concert in Washington DC this weekend. ...

Dating Lessons From a Cut-Rate Flounder

Debbie Weiss | Posted 10.07.2016 | Divorce
Debbie Weiss

I was with my late husband for 32 years. After he died, I planned to melt into my sofa in a haze of dark chocolate gelato and Nicholas Sparks movies. I'd be the woman in the bourbon-stained bathrobe buying the giant, economy Bombay Sapphire gin and twelve Butterfingers at Bevmo. But I "got out there." Too much.

Eating Disorders: Four Reasons to Choose Recovery

Jennifer Rollin | Posted 10.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rollin

If you are struggling with an eating disorder, it is important that you reach out for help. No one should have to fight this battle alone and seeking support is a sign of strength. Developing an eating disorder is not a choice, but it is never too late to choose recovery.

Why It's Not OK To Use 'Alcoholic' As A Joke, From The Daughter Of One

Cheyanne Dunn | Posted 10.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Cheyanne Dunn

Alcoholism is an actual disease, not a joke. Pay attention to what you are saying. You never know the truth behind someone's drinking habits.

Integrate Housing With Treatment

Deborah De Santis | Posted 10.05.2016 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

Last year, we joined with the National Council on Behavioral Health (National Council) to convene a group of housing, homeless and treatment experts f...

The Little-Known Secret Weapon for Ending a Toxic Relationship

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 10.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

"I feel so used!" I cried to his retreating back. The man I'd been dating five years and living with for two years was walking out our front door carr...

UNITE To Face Addiction Concert Livestream

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 10.04.2015 | Impact

Watch live as Joe Walsh, Steven Tyler, Sheryl Crow, The Fray, Jason Isbell, Aloe Blacc, John Rzeznik and more perform in Washington, D.C. as part of t...

12-Step Recovery Is Without Defense

Buster Ross | Posted 10.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Buster Ross

Twelve-step recovery communities have recently been under heavy criticism in opinion pieces, with individuals suggesting they may be less-effective ap...

What Not To Say To People In Recovery

The Huffington Post | Sasha Bronner | Posted 10.02.2015 | Healthy Living

Recovering from a drug or alcohol use disorder is deeply personal, but it also requires support. It can be hard for friends and family to know what wo...

Becoming the Person I Drank to Be

Anna David | Posted 10.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Anna David

As anyone who gets sober after having spent most of his or her life drinking can attest, the original process is terrifying. I didn't admit to myself I was scared because I told myself I wasn't scared, let alone terrified, of anything. Without realizing it, I'd internalized the idea that I was not allowed to feel fear so instead it came up as other things: either that social anxiety or anger and sadness.

Living in the Grey -- 7 Steps to Get Out of Negative Thinking

Mara Shapshay | Posted 10.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mara Shapshay

The answer like many people will tell you is NOT to just suddenly think positive. I've got decades of this old thinking going on and it's not going to be cleared up but just thinking positively. I have to work on it. I have to practice living in the grey.

Why I Didn't Kill Myself

Z Zoccolante | Posted 09.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

I decide I've been looking in the wrong place for God and begin to morph my beliefs with reincarnation. The books I read tell me that we keep coming back, life after lifetime. This terrifies me because it means that if I don't heal the eating disorder in this life I'm gonna come back and face it again.

Finding Hope in the End

Lauren DePino | Posted 09.30.2016 | Women
Lauren DePino

The burning in me, in my chest and in my gut, the heat that makes me have to write, was keeping me alive. Words were my breath. They were coming from where the pain is, the same place from where the love comes.

Suicidal Ideation: How to Avoid the Thought Trap

Elisabeth Corey | Posted 09.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Elisabeth Corey

I recently experienced a physical release in my body. I get these often as a part of my recovery. The emotions and memories have been stored in my bod...

Addicted and Desperate: How I Learned To Live Again

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 09.29.2016 | Black Voices
20 Beautiful Women

Raised in a dysfunctional household, where one bad choice followed another, my descent was almost pre-ordained. I never learned to use good, sound judgment to make decisions that affected my life, in part, because I had no positive role models that had positive role models.

How Not to Accept a Compliment

Z Zoccolante | Posted 09.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

The gray dress encases the length of my body, pressing against my arms, cutting off at the wrists. It looks as though someone's taken a precise blade ...

College Recovery House

M/R Johnson | Posted 09.18.2016 | College
M/R Johnson

What is a College Recovery House? It is better known as a (CRP) Collegiate Recovery Program that is a united community for long term recovery.

I Will Never Birth a Child, But I'm Still a Parent

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 09.21.2016 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

In our world's most accepted definition of a parent, I will never meet the criteria. I will never birth a child and I am not adopting one. So you will call me childless. And, I will then emphatically and stubbornly correct you and let you know that I am a childfull parent, birthing a rare kind of parenthood.

Two Easy Ways to Feel Better Today

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 09.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Justine Brooks Froelker

Start your day with two things you learned very early in life, two things you don't need much skill to implement and two things I think can change everything for you.

6 Reasons to Break Anonymity in Sobriety

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 09.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Beth Leipholtz

Here's why I've chosen (and continue to choose) to break my anonymity.

Let's Help Each Other Carry the Weight of Recovery

Rachel Brehm | Posted 09.18.2016 | Women
Rachel Brehm

When facing the emotionally trying experience of eating disorder recovery, being physically close to someone that you have a positive relationship with can help to alleviate stress, and the oftentimes powerful negative emotions that come with it. Load sharing is exactly how it sounds: you are simply sharing the emotional load.

20 Postpartum Recovery Tips From Nurses And Midwives

AWHONN | Posted 09.17.2016 | Healthy Living

In preparation for your new arrival it is likely you will take classes, read books and get advice from friends and family on how to take care of your new baby. What you can easily forget in all the excitement is that you take care of yourself too!

Robots to the Rescue: Five Lessons From Hurricane Katrina (and 22 Subsequent Emergency Robot Deployments)

Aaron Dubrow | Posted 09.15.2016 | Technology
Aaron Dubrow

Robin Murphy is the master of disaster robots. After 9/11, she deployed small mobile robots to investigate the rubble. In the wake of Katrina, she sent small, unmanned aerial vehicles to explore buildings on the Gulf Coast - the first time UAVs had been used for emergency structural inspections.

The Time Is Now: Young and in Recovery

Tim Rabolt | Posted 09.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Tim Rabolt

The backstory is simple, though may seem complicated to those unfamiliar with addiction. I grew up in Wilmington, Delaware and went through some traum...