Recovery is a lifelong journey. Get tips to strengthen your recovery and help you to live a healthy, happy sober life.


Happy Hormones and the Science of Addiction

"Happy hormones" help with joy, relationships, and regulating stress and anxiety. Read how addiction can disrupt these hormones and what to do.

Making Amends: How to Repair the Damage Caused by Active Addiction

Making amends is part of the 12 Step process and is beneficial to long-term recovery. Why it matters and how you and your loved one can heal from past trauma.

Tips for Moms in Recovery, From a Mom in Recovery

It can be difficult to maintain sobriety, family, and self-care as a mom in recovery. Find out tips on how to be a sober (and happy!) parent.

Emotional Sobriety: Why Giving Up Drugs and Alcohol Isn’t Enough

Sobriety does not stop at abstaining from drugs and alcohol. Emotional sobriety helps us stay in recovery and become the best version of ourselves.

What to Expect at Your First AA Meeting

If you have never attended a 12 Step meeting before, the idea of walking into a room full of strangers and sharing your story can be intimidating. To make your first meeting a bit easier, here are some tips from others in recovery.

How to Practice Gratitude and Why It's Important

Practicing gratitude boosts your mental health and helps you find happiness in the present. Learn how to create a gratitude list and the benefits.

Mastering the Language of AA: Key Terms You Need to Know

If you are new to or considering AA, it can be daunting at first. Feel more prepared with the help of this beginner's guide to AA terms.

Spiritual Wisdom: A Conversation with Don Miguel Ruiz Jr.

Mountainside Treatment Center · Don Miguel Ruiz 2023 Don Miguel Ruiz Jr. is a Nagual, a Toltec Master of Transformation. He is a direct descendant of the Toltecs of the Eagle Knight lineage and the son of Don Miguel Ruiz, author of the New York Times bestseller The Four Agreements. Don Miguel Ruiz Jr., too, […]

Boundaries in Recovery: What They Are, How to Set Them, and Why You Need Them

Setting boundaries is essential in addiction recovery not just for the family, but the person with the substance use disorder themselves. Here's why.

Sleep and Recovery: Rest Your Way to Better Health

Learn how getting enough sleep benefits your health, and why developing healthy sleep habits is vital to recovering from drug addiction.

Cultivating Wellness with Qigong in Recovery

Qigong is an ancient Chinese wellness practice that nourishes the mind, body, and spirit. How can qigong help recovery from addiction?
Family Wellness

How Relationships Can Help Sustain Lifelong Recovery

“Never make the addict feel alone,” Hari advocates. Let them know that there is support whenever they are ready. Love them no matter what.”