December 22, 2012

Your 10 favorite Renew articles from 2012

Posted Friday, Dec. 21, 2012

2013, here we come.

Here were your favorite articles and features from the entire year of 2012. Think something is missing? Like a different article best? Let us know in the comments section.

10. Three Signs of a Toxic Relationship

In her Renew blog Positive Energy, Sherry Gaba sais there are three specific signs that are red flags that your friend or family member may be in a very dangerous type of Prism Awardsemotional addiction, such as a toxic relationship. She outlines the three signs to watch for. Click here to read Three signs of a toxic relationship.

9. 16th Annual PRISM Awards

Renew was happy to be present at the 2012 annual PRISM Awards, and we have a whole photo gallery of the evening. Check out the photo gallery here.

8. Obama, Romney remain silent on substance abuse

Before the 2012 Election, Renew tackled addiction, recovery and policy. But no candidates seemed to be tackling it. Both President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney remained all but silent on addiction and treatment, leaving the issues out of their platforms and sidestepping questions when they were posed in interviews and public forums.

Twitter7. 18 of the best recovery-related Tweeters worth following

When it comes to thriving in the recovery community and finding like-minded support, we could all use a little help. Here are all the recovery-relating Tweeters that you should be following. Read it here.

6. This is your brain on recovery

For those in recovery, brain fitness may be even more important than for those who don’t struggle with addiction. After all, the brain is the organ that controls our ability to say yes and no. It is the center of the addictive voice and where the mysteries of depression and joy reside. The good news is that, more than ever, tools and information about how to take care of our brains are helping enhance the recovery experience. Read about it here.

Lost in Woonsocket5. Out of the woods with John Chester

Director and filmmaker John Chester first reached a wide audience with a primetime series on A&E called “Random 1.” Each episode, the director and his team chose a town or city at random and found someone who needed help. The show focused on the team’s efforts to connect their subject with people who would provide help. The one rule: The team couldn’t directly offer help. Out of this program—and specifically, Chester’s decision to break that rule to get a homeless alcoholic into detox—grew Chester’s feature documentary, Lost in Woonsocket. Renew spoke with Chester talking Woonsocket and more. Read it here.

4. Top 12 addiction recovery songs to jam to listed some of the best songs about substance abuse recovery we could get our ears on. Most of them you’ve probably heard, but maybe some are new and perhaps they’ll find their way onto your iPod or other music device.

3. 8 things you need to stop doing to yourself

Building self-confidence has the ability to redirect your life in a positive direction. Hopes and desires have the opportunity to realign your life. With the presence of Casey Jenningsself-confidence you can begin to believe you exist for a greater purpose. Here are eight things you need to stop doing to yourself. Start today.

2. Kerri Walsh-Jennings and Misty May-Treanor stay golden

For the third straight Olympics, the women’s beach volleyball competition saw a successful Kerri Walsh-Jennings, Misty May-Treanor duo ending the match. Walsh-Jennings and May-Treanor took gold in an all-American match against Jen Kessy and April Ross.

In September 2012, Renew readers got up close and personal with Olympic celebrity Kerri Walsh-Jennings and her volleyball star husband, Casey Jennings.


And … the most popular Renew story of 2012 is …

Laurie Dhue

1. Laurie Dhue: Recovering out loud

Outed as a recovering person against her will, Laurie Dhue has embraced her role as a champion of recovery. The former CNN and Fox newscaster talked with Renew about the power of celebrity in the fight against addiction, the imperative to speak up and why confusing anonymity with secrecy means people will continue to die of addiction. You can read the whole interview here.

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