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Explaining Your Mental Health to Your Family

Your mental health can affect — and be affected by — your loved ones. Here's how to discuss it with them so everyone can heal.

Auguste Rodin, The Thinker

Sobriety vs. Recovery: What's the Difference?

Are the concepts themselves up for debate? Do they require certain treatments, or abstinence from everything? It's complicated!

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How Can We Deal With Overdoses?

Preparedness, education and compassion: One addiction expert shares her insights into saving lives and grappling with trauma.

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What Is a Trigger?

Understand what pushes your buttons in addiction recovery, and you'll learn to save yourself a lot of stress and trouble.

The Basics

Auguste Rodin, The Thinker

Sobriety vs. Recovery: What's the Difference?

Are the concepts themselves up for debate? Do they require certain treatments, or abstinence from everything? It's complicated! And new ways of thinking are changing the conversation.

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What Happens After an Intervention?

Your loved one agreed to get treatment for addiction during their intervention — or not. Here's what you need to know about what comes next.

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We're in This Together: Building a Healthy Sober Support Network

You are the captain of your recovery, but you don't have to do it alone. A sober support network will lift you up in tough times and celebrate your triumphs.

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A 'Recovery Coach' Can Be a Game Changer. Here's How

There are coaches for football, singing and life. Why not recovery? A coach can be the X factor that helps you become an all-star of sobriety.

All About Recovery

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Sober Holiday Tips: Meeting 'Share-a-Thons'

Need to get out of the house for a bit and see some friendly sober faces? Recovery support group meeting marathons run 24/7 from Christmas Eve through New Year's Day.

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Real-Life Recovery Tips: Phone a Friend

When you're traveling, you can take your sober support network with you — right in your pocket. Rocker Kasim Sulton shares his top recovery tip in this video.

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Easy Does It: Tips To Keep It Simple in Early Recovery

It's harder to make recovery work if you overwork yourself. Here's how to keep your focus on what matters now.

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What Is a Trigger?

Understand what pushes your buttons in addiction recovery, and you'll learn to save yourself a lot of stress and trouble.

For Family & Friends

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Help Them Help You: Explaining Your Mental Health to Your Family

Your mental health can affect — and be affected by — your loved ones. Here's how to discuss it with them so everyone can heal.

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When and How To Hold an Intervention

Understand the process, make your loved one feel cherished and supported, and you can all begin to heal.

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Substance Use and Suicide: Finding Help and Hope

It's not talked about enough: Drugs and alcohol play a major role in suicides. But there are many paths out of despair. A top psychologist shares some important guidance.

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Supporting Your Partner or Spouse in Recovery

And vice versa. Communication, honesty, encouragement — and maybe some therapy — will help both of you repair the damage of addiction.

Mental Health

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Help Them Help You: Explaining Your Mental Health to Your Family

Your mental health can affect — and be affected by — your loved ones. Here's how to discuss it with them so everyone can heal.

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The Power of Creativity on Mental Health — For Veterans and Everyone Else

Art therapy and creative expression are formidable tools for addressing addiction issues and mental health disorders. They're also fun!

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Navigating Mental Health Issues in Recovery: Part of Journey

Dealing with co-occurring disorders like depression or PTSD in recovery takes courage. Our message for Mental Health Awareness Month? There's every reason to have hope.

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Bipolar Disorder and Addiction: Recovery Is Possible

Substance use disorders frequently co-occur with this mood disorder, which impacts around 7 million American adults. But have hope: Today, both are more treatable than ever.

For Young People

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Dry January (and Beyond): The Possibilities Are Endless

There's never been a better time to go sober. Whether you're trying it out this month or already living the life, join us for some tips, ideas, inspiration — and maybe even new friends.

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Your Guide To Hanging Out and Making Friends in College — Sober

Doing college sans drugs and alcohol doesn't have to be a struggle. Some tips on making bonds that'll last and having a blast.

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10 Top Colleges for Recovery — And Sober Adventure

Recovery residences, specialized counselors, sub-free tailgates and … sober study abroad?! The sober college experience today is better than ever. These universities are showing the way.

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More People Are Getting Sober Young. Here's Why That's Smart

Why wait to launch a life of satisfaction, success and well-being? Some tips on getting sober and getting started.

Trending News

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Now Elite NFL Players, They First Tackled Addiction | News Roundup

All Sober compiles the best of the latest headlines. Here's your addiction and recovery news for the week of Feb. 12, 2024!

The White House

'20 Million Stories of Courage': White House Summit on Recovery

Speakers laid out plans and challenges for battling the opioid epidemic, supporting young people in recovery, implementing recovery-friendly workplaces and much more.

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The Health Myth of Alcohol in Moderation?

For decades, studies claimed that some alcohol consumption carried health benefits, but a new analysis finds their methodology was often flawed. Other recent research concludes no amount of alcohol is safe.

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FDA Approves Over-the-Counter Narcan Sales in Major Move To Curb Overdoses

A critical medication for preventing opioid overdose deaths will now be available on store shelves nationwide, no prescription needed.

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