The actress who didn’t relapse

A few weeks ago a well-known actress, bestselling author and recovery advocate made a speech about addiction at a recovery event. You would be surprised if you knew just how many celebrities are in recovery from alcoholism and addiction. Unfortunately, not many of them are prepared to stick their necks out and advocate for the […] Read More →

Recovery Rocks Interviews

Recovery Rocks – Emily Crawford

Emily is a mom of two kiddos, ages 11 and 8, and a 10 year old golden retriever. She is the wife wife of one incredibly patient and loyal husband and the daughter of an alcoholic who is the daughter of two alcoholics, one of whom took his own life and the other who got […] Read More →

Sober Solutions

Sober Solutions – Practice acceptance of others

We have explored how we change our inner world, but what can we do about our outer world – the one where we have to deal with other people and how they affect us? This is a challenge in itself, and very important for alcoholics, who can easily get caught up with other people’s dramas […] Read More →

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Recovery Rocks – Nell Schroer

Since 2008, Nell Schroer has been in and out the rooms, doing what she does best – research and development. Literally struck sober in 2013, Nell knew there was only one thing left to do – share her experience, strength, and hope with others. As a professional life coach, Nell is wholly committed to helping […] Read More →

We need to know more about Palcohol

My (slightly sarcastic) open letter to Mark Phillips who created powdered alcohol has had a really big response. It seems that a lot of you are as concerned about the potential abuse of this, soon to be unleashed product, as I am. Joe Schrank, interventionist, social worker and frequent contributor to Fox news, Huffington Post, […] Read More →

What if we really treated addiction like a disease?

There is a really interesting article in The Fix by Howard C Westman MD a doctor who specializes in treating addiction. He makes a very good point that we love calling addiction a ‘disease’ but rarely treat it like one. The recovering community can sometimes be the worst offenders in insisting addiction is a disease […] Read More →