A List of Celebrities Who Inspire Recovery and Hope

A List of Celebrities Who Inspire Recovery and Hope

The lives of celebrities are often in tumult, and it is a hallmark of our culture to glory in their spectacular falls from grace. However, now and again, a star emerges who talks about their struggles with addiction, especially after they have overcome their demons. Research shows that celebs revealing their mental health issues produces positive […]

Musicians Who Escaped the Depths of Heroin and Cocaine Addiction

Musicians Who Escaped the Depths of Heroin and Cocaine Addiction

Famous musicians like Elton John, who recovered from their addiction to cocaine and heroin, became legendary performers. These musicians’ stories and recovery provide us with a glimpse at the possibility of full recovery and musical success. If you dig through the stories of those who have survived long enough to tell them, you’ll see that […]

How Rappers Are Tackling the Stigma Against Mental Health Issues

How Rappers Are Tackling the Stigma Against Mental Health Issues

For decades, rappers have been lauded for embodying gritty and raw images of masculinity. Contemporary rap music, however, has taken on a different tone. Artists such as Kanye West, and other big names in the hip-hop realm, have shed light on their struggles with mental health disorders. Some are boldly and explicitly talking about their issues; other […]

Finding a Support Group That Works for You

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Once you complete a rehabilitation program for a substance use disorder (SUD), you will need to find resources for your continuing recovery. Support groups are an essential tool for long-term sobriety. You can learn valuable information from other members and learn skills to help you continue to navigate everyday sober living.  While 12-Step meetings are […]

The Difference Between “Closed” and “Open” 12-Step Meetings

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Navigating your local community resources can get complicated if you are unfamiliar with the terms various organizations use. 12-Step meetings are among the most common self-help options for people returning home after attending a private rehabilitation for a substance use disorder (SUD). Even after you get the contact information for your local Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), […]