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Recovery

Recovery Unscripted Podcast: Turning Technology into a Lifeline

In this episode of the Recovery Unscripted podcast, we hear from Peter Loeb, co-founder and CEO of Lionrock Recovery, which offers remote addiction treatment entirely through secure video conferencing via their website and a mobile app. Peter joined us at the Innovations in Recovery conference in San Diego to share the personal connection that inspired … Continue reading Recovery Unscripted Podcast: Turning Technology into a Lifeline

September 12, 2018

Recovery

Recovery Unscripted Podcast: Becoming a Love Warrior

In this episode of the Recovery Unscripted podcast, we welcome Glennon Doyle, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Love Warrior and creator of the online community Momastery. In this open conversation, Glennon shares her views on the all-encompassing significance of sobriety in her life and how we can break through the social … Continue reading Recovery Unscripted Podcast: Becoming a Love Warrior

September 12, 2018

Drug Treatment

Will Southern California Host the First Supervised Injection Site in the U.S.?

On This Page: What Is Supervised Injection? Does It Actually Work? Assembly Bill 186 When it comes to recovery, there’s a common assumption that the only effective way to overcome our nation’s addiction crisis is to encourage drug users to complete a series of clinical rehabilitative treatments. While most experts agree that addiction treatment programs … Continue reading Will Southern California Host the First Supervised Injection Site in the U.S.?

September 28, 2017

Drug Addiction

After California’s Prop 47, Many Addicts Are Worse Off Than Before

On This Page: The Addicts Failed By Prop 47 The Power of Rehabilitation for Ex-Inmates The Need for Immediate Treatment Rehab Doesn’t Have to Feel Like Prison Building a Better Life Going Straight Continuing the Recovery Journey In 2014, California held a referendum on whether or not to re-categorize certain non-violent offenses, including drug possession … Continue reading After California’s Prop 47, Many Addicts Are Worse Off Than Before

July 19, 2017

General Issues

What Is Cross-Addiction and How Can You Combat It?

Many addicts become dependent on another substance or behavior after quitting their primary addiction. This is called cross-addiction.[1] Why does it happen, and how can addicts combat it? When an addict takes their drink or drug of choice, the brain releases a chemical called dopamine into the bloodstream. Dopamine is a neural messenger, signaling to the … Continue reading What Is Cross-Addiction and How Can You Combat It?

August 17, 2016

Addiction Recovery

How to Prepare for the Party Season When You’re Sober

On This Page: Stay Connected to Your Recovery Be Nice to Your Body Use Mental Reminders Coping with Stressful People Make Your Own Holiday Fun Enough Is Enough When you’re sober, you face the year-round challenge of social gatherings that involve alcohol. These gatherings become even more frequent and difficult to navigate during party and … Continue reading How to Prepare for the Party Season When You’re Sober

January 22, 2016

Addiction Recovery

Are There Scientific Processes Underlying the 12-Step Recovery Method?

On This Page: Social and Cognitive Neuroscience Explain the 12-Step Method Positive Psychology as the Gateway for Spiritual Renewal Sponsorship and the Process of Mirroring The Neurological Effects of Storytelling When it comes to the current conceptualization of addiction, most would subscribe to the compelling disease model, which decidedly states that addiction is a chronic, … Continue reading Are There Scientific Processes Underlying the 12-Step Recovery Method?

December 29, 2015