Addiction Recovery

Addiction recovery refers to the ongoing, lifelong process of maintaining sobriety. Unlike with many other diseases, recovery from addiction will never be complete or finished. It is a lifelong process of facing the stressors and stimuli that led us toward addiction in the first place while navigating new challenges with a body that still remembers its old, harmful habits. When we struggle or relapse we may feel that all the hard work we’ve put in is lost, but even if we go three steps forward and two steps back, we still have taken five steps, and each of those steps means we are alive and trying move forward. Many people have struggled in this path, and their shared wisdom has produced different ways of moving through the world while in addiction recovery.

If you or someone you know is in immediate need of support, please seek professional help. If you are in crisis, here are some immediate free resources.

Addiction treatment had failed. Could brain surgery save him?

After nearly two decades of hardcore drug addiction — after overdoses and rehabs and relapses, homelessness and dead friends and ruined lives — Gerod Buckhalter had one choice left, and he knew it.

Picking Addiction Help (Part 2)

Addiction is now recognized to be a chronic illness that lurks indefinitely within an addict in recovery.

Ibogaine: One Man’s Journey to Mexico for Psychedelic Addiction Treatment

For decades people have reported [ibogaine] eliminates withdrawal symptoms and cravings associated with various drugs. And many say it’s most effective for opioid users.

Drug Addiction: There Is Help

For anyone battling drug addiction, facing that “I need help” moment and knowing where to turn are crucial initial steps. The recovery process can be ridden with pain, denial and shame.

Can You Cure Yourself of Drug Addiction?

Actor Charlie Sheen, known for his heavy cocaine use, has been stating in interviews that he freed himself of his drug habit. How likely is that?

Brain Implants Used to Fight Drug Addiction in US

Patients with severe opioid addiction are being given brain implants to help reduce their cravings, in the first trial of its kind in the US.


The information offered here is not a substitute for professional advice. Please proceed with care and caution.


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