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Discussing Addiction: Talking to Someone Who Needs Help

Alcoholism (and addiction in general) is not just painful for the sufferer; anyone who has witnessed a friend, colleague, or loved one battle with alcohol abuse knows that the recovery... Read More

Top 5 Sober Activities for Successful Recovery

When you quit drinking, you have to restructure your day and your habits if you plan on staying sober. Part of alcohol recovery is finding ways to spend your time... Read More


How To Love An Addict And Not Lose Yourself

Is your significant other in recovery? Do you know how to not lose yourself in their journey? Do you have a sense of purpose that is outside of your relationship... Read More


What Do Parents Of Addicts Look Like?

It happened again; the same comment I had heard before. The look that did not need words to convey the message: “I can’t believe you would have a daughter who’s... Read More


4 Sure-Fire Ways To Raise A Little Enabler

It used to be the term “codependency” was reserved for folks in relationships with alcoholics. Even though the word “recovery” is more commonplace—name one celebrity who hasn’t had a stint... Read More


Dealing With A Passive-Aggressive Partner

Passive-aggressive people act passive, but express aggression covertly. They’re basically obstructionist, and try to block whatever it is you want. Their unconscious anger gets transferred onto you, and you become... Read More


Dancing Mindfulness And The Recovery Journey

I have this vivid memory from when I was about four years old of me laying on the grass in my backyard. My arms were spread out to the sides... Read More


An Interview With Mayra Leal

QUESTIONS FOR MAYRA RECOVERY TODAY MAGAZINE INTERVIEW 1. What has been your greatest thing you’ve learned so far in your sobriety walk? 2. Do you believe in the “Hit Rock... Read More


I Heard My Story Over And Over Again From Different People From All Over The World

I have spent endless amounts of time studying the effects addiction has had on me and the people around me. I have read books, talked to therapists, and experts for... Read More


The Power Of Self-Talk To Help Or Harm Us

Are you aware that you talk to yourself all the time? We all do. The question to ask yourself is whether your inner voice is your friend or foe. Our... Read More


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