The Latest from Allies in Recovery


Being In the Here and Now

Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh has been an inspiration to citizens of the global community for several decades. Here, excerpts of an interview with Oprah reveal a powerful message of peace and compassion that we can use in our daily lives. 


I'm Worried He's Relapsing

A family member wonders if she should bring up concerns about relapse. Her Loved One doesn't live near her and he's battling alcoholism on top of serious mental health issues. Take a look at a CRAFT perspective on connecting with an isolated Loved One in early recovery. 


A Recovery Method Based on Buddhist Practice

What is a Refuge Recovery Meeting like?  Refuge Recovery is an alternative to 12-step programs. It's a relatively new organization that has quickly grown in popularity in recent years. It is a recovery method based on Buddhist practice. The meetings themselves are fairly simple. They are peer-led...


Preventing An Opiate Overdose

If your Loved One or anyone you know is using opiates, you should know how to reverse an overdose. Here's the basic information you need to know to be prepared.


Podcast #58—Unpacking Module 3: What's Happening When My Loved One Uses?

(32min) Being successful with the CRAFT method, which is at the core of the Allies in Recovery member site, requires building your awareness around your loved one's substance use. Laurie MacDougall runs family groups with our Learning Modules and brings up some of the common questions families have about Module 3. We look into the "ABC’s  of your loved one’s use"(Antecedents, Behaviors, Consequences) and why they're key to understand. Many families are surprised to realize that, in addition to the negative consequences they're so familiar with, there are also positive consequences of our loved one's use—everything is not black and white. Dominique Simon-Levine, Allies' founder, provides explanations and anecdotes to help you go deeper into this key module.  

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

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