Nurturing Hope in Recovery

Nurturing Hope in Recovery

When Rosalind Tompkins was just four years clean and sober, she founded the nonprofit organization Mothers In Crisis, Inc., to provide networks of support for families to live productive, empowered, hope-filled lives. Thirty years later, April is officially the...
Top Myths (and Facts) About Rehab

Top Myths (and Facts) About Rehab

The first “sober houses” were set up as early as 1840, and since then, there’s been no shortage of myths and misconceptions about drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers. We’re here to set the record straight. Take a look at some of the most common myths about rehab,...
Start and End Your Day with Gratitude

Start and End Your Day with Gratitude

We might not be able to control what’s happening in our world, but we can control how we react to it. While this is an especially challenging task to someone in recovery, focusing on gratitude is a great form of self-care to keep one’s mindset positive and upbeat....
The Role of Mindfulness in Addiction Recovery

The Role of Mindfulness in Addiction Recovery

Can you overcome addiction by paying careful attention to your thoughts, emotions, and experiences? While the ancient practice of mindfulness is not a magic bullet, it can be a helpful tool in addiction recovery. What Is Mindfulness? According to Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn,...
Giving Thanks for Your Sobriety

Giving Thanks for Your Sobriety

As we turn the calendar to a time dedicated to gratitude—November is National Gratitude Month—it’s appropriate to give thanks for your sobriety. It takes hard work to stay sober, but the rewards of a clean, healthy life make the work worthwhile. Take a look at seven...
Addiction and the Single Parent: How to Cope

Addiction and the Single Parent: How to Cope

Being a single parent is a challenge—and reward—like no other. But if you’re also dealing with addiction, the challenges can seem insurmountable. Fortunately, it is possible to overcome addiction while raising children on your own. Here, we explore the unique...