The Latest from Allies in Recovery


Up the Mountain

X-factor judges praised Brandie Love, a 21-year-old orthodontist assistant, for her sincerity, and the way she allowed the music to "set her free".  Incidentally, her voice isn't bad to listen to either! 


Son Choses His Plan Through Facilitated Meeting

A member hears from her Loved One that he is withdrawing from his IOP... he "knows what he needs to do" to stay sober. She set up a meeting with his IOP therapist, practiced giving him space throughout, stayed calm and loving, and found many opportunities to practice empathetic listening. Thanks to her leaning on CRAFT for this process, they were able to agree on a plan for the next few months...


New Guidelines on the Information Healthcare Providers Can Share

The HHS Office for Civil Rights has released new guidance on when and how healthcare providers can share a patient’s health information with his or her family members, friends, and legal personal representatives when that patient may be in crisis and incapacitated, such as during an opioid overdose.


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

How Do I Talk to My Loved One?

An Example of Reflective Listening