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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Dealing with Depression in Addiction Recovery

Coping with depression can be a challenging process, especially for those in early recovery. Olivia Pennelle of Liv’s Recovery Kitchen recounts her own experience with depression, and her own strategies for managing it today.

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How to Achieve Work-Life Balance

Achieving work-life balance in recovery isn’t easy, but Olivia Pennelle of Liv’s Recovery Kitchen offers strategies that have helped her set boundaries with work and prioritize self-care.

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How To Tell Your Family About Your Addiction

While some stages of substance use disorder can be hidden, after a while it becomes quite obvious—as much as we like to think we’re great at covering our tracks. Whether your family know or not, telling them can be daunting.

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How To Get Sober Alone

Can you get sober alone, without 12-step or other support groups? What’s more, some people recover with no method at all—contrary to popular belief. A recent study examining the pathways of recovery shatters the myth that you need to maintain a program of recovery to stay sober.

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Weight Gain In Addiction Recovery

Gaining weight when we get sober is a rite of passage for many of us. Why do we gain weight in early addiction recovery, and how can we accept weight gain, and find solutions?

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