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 Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Pride is more than just a party. As each June rolls around, folx take this opportunity to celebrate being queer. However, often overlooked are the
Telemedicine for addiction treatment is the use of digital therapies for substance use disorder. Each of these programs vary in terms of recovery goals, support
You may have seen singer Demi Lovato in the headlines recently after an interview with CBS Sunday Morning. In this interview Demi Lovato candidly referred
Are You Struggling with Drinking While Working From Home? Olivia Pennelle compiled information to help people that may be struggling with increased alcohol use.
Despite these disparities, mental health resources are not always centered towards people of color and their needs. In honor of Black History Month, we are highlighting specific BIPOC resources that provide mental health support, as well as calling attention to some of the healthcare disparities that people of color face.
When we are thinking of recovery meetings, we often conjure up an image of a church basement, a circle of chairs, pots of strong black
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.
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.
I’m sure many of us are finding life during COVID-19 different than how we expected it. Initially, we may have relished the idea of chilling