The Latest from Allies in Recovery


Try, by Mandy Harvey

Sometimes a performance is about so much more than the actual piece being played. Watch this woman's soul shine through as she performs an original song, Try, and shares her story with the world. 


I Don't Feel Like Celebrating Valentine's Day

An Allies member feels too angry to celebrate Valentine's day with her husband. She is exhausted from shouldering all of the responsibility in their family.  We've laid out options for getting her and her family the support they need.


A Hopeless Patient ?

...looking at my schedule, I remember saying, “Oh HELL no. I’m not seeing this guy. He’s not going to stabilize in an office-based practice.” But he had already paid to hold his appointment slot, so I felt obligated to see him. My plan was to tell him he wasn’t appropriate for an office-based program, and to recommend inpatient treatment, as I had so many times in the past.


Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

DBT is a compassionate and evidence-based treatment for those suffering. Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a cognitive behavioral treatment that was originally developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and it is now recognized as the gold standard psychological treatment for this population. In addition, research has shown that it is effective in treating a wide range of other disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and eating disorders.


Podcast #56—Sam Quiñones & His Book Dreamland

Journalist Sam Quiñones, author of the best-selling book Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic, joins Annie to talk about his book, his journey, and what he learned about addiction. He paints a vivid picture of how the disintegration of community—and thus human connection—illustrated by the closing of community pools such as Dreamland (the book's namesake), has contributed to the gathering storm of what has become our country's worst drug epidemic.

Watch the Welcome Video

Dominique Simon-Levine welcomes you to Allies in Recovery and gives you a tour of the member site

Today’s Featured Video

What's Going On When My Loved One Uses?

The ABC's of Your Loved One's Use