Olivia Pennelle

Olivia Pennelle is a writer, journalist, and recovery activist. Her work has appeared in STAT News, Insider, Filter Magazine, Ravishly, The Temper, and Shondaland. She is the founder of popular site Liv’s Recovery Kitchen. She lives near Portland, Oregon. Follow her on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter

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Queering Recovery

It’s time to open our minds to recovery options beyond the traditional 12 steps and rehab! Usually when people think about recovery, they think about

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Telemedicine Key Terms

We recently wrote a comprehensive guide about telemedicine, Everything to Know About Telemedicine Addiction Treatment, and realized that many folks may not be familiar with

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Accessible Yoga at Home

Many people in recovery become yoga enthusiasts. Liv Pennelle is here to give you some great tips and tricks for accessing yoga at home.

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PTSD Awareness Day 2020

The United States Senate has designated the whole of June as PTSD Awareness Month, and the National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder has designated 27 June as PTSD Awareness Day. Liv Penelle wrote a great blog educating us on what PTSD is and some resources to help if you are struggling.

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How Did My Back Pain Turn Into An Addiction to Opiates?

When I was in the middle of my functional alcoholism—even though I don’t think there is such a thing, because that’s really an oxymoron!—I was very physically sick. I suffered with terrible skin conditions that required frequent trips to the ER; acute asthma requiring steroids, and due to my excessive 150 pounds I pulled my back muscles into frequent and debilitating spasms. I didn’t know that hurting my back would accelerate my spiral toward rock bottom and reveal a full-blown addiction.

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