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BLOG SUBMISSIONS

Recovery Advocate Network is a community dedicated to supporting each other. One form of support is sharing our own individual stories. We accept blog submissions from all members of recovery communities including but not limited to those seeking treatment, therapists, medical professionals, impacted family members and treatment centers.

Blogs must not include profanity, discriminating terms, names of others including the name of the treatment center, physician, counselors, etc. The exception to this is if the information is included in the author portion of the article. When in doubt RAN will anonymize information to maintain our mission of ensuring an inclusive environment for all. 

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  • My mental health healing was severely positively or negatively impacted by….

  • I just started making progress in healing and then insurance said, “go home”….

  • My time spent focused 24/7 on healing my “XXX” saved my life and impacted my job/family/environment/etc.

  • Book reviews: a book on a condition you are passionate about and how it impacted your life

  • Top 5 things I wish I had known before going into residential treatment

  • Top 5 things I wish I had done while in residential treatment to prepare myself for going home

  • Treatment went great but there was no aftercare plan, so I relapsed….

  • How I talked to loved ones about my “condition”

  • How I interviewed therapists to find one for me

  • Top 5 questions to ask potential therapists, psychiatrists, treatment centers, etc. before committing

  • My insurance initially denied me but when I did XYZ they approved

  • I received a wrong diagnosis in the 72-hour rule and now I am fighting to have it changed

  • Top ways to say goodbye to a therapist and onboard with a new one

  • I am a better human now because of XYZ

  • How I focus on self-care

  • I needed help, called 911 and the people treated me like a criminal, and it had this impact on me….

  • How you can help someone who needs treatment

  • Red flags when talking to a potential therapist, treatment center, psychiatrist, etc.

  • How to self-advocate for yourself in treatment

  • I was misdiagnosed and wasted XYZ money and time and now I know what to do next time

Note: all blog posts are the individual author’s opinion or experience and not that of RAN as an organization. If you have a concern about a blog post please click the "Blog Concerns" button below. 

BLOG GUIDELINES

Blogs must not include profanity, discriminating terms, names of others including the name of treatment centers, physicians, counselors, etc. The exception to this is if the information is included in the author portion of the article. When in doubt RAN will anonymize or redact information to maintain our mission of ensuring an inclusive environment for all. 

Authorship Options:

We understand that you may or may not wish to remain anonymous. That is 100% up to you.


Here are a few potential authorship options:

  • Angela Gill Nelms, Georgia, PTSD

  • Angela, Georgia, PTSD

  • Angela, PTSD

  • AN, PTSD

  • Anonymous, Georgia, PTSD

  • Anonymous, Georgia

  • Angela Gill Nelms, Badass Treatment Center, Georgia

  • Anonymous

  • Some iteration of the above

About the Author:

If you desire to write a brief bio it may be included along with/without contact information but will be subject to the same rules listed above to ensure we maintain an inclusive environment. 

Author Photo:

Some sort of photo is desirable for posts. You may chose your photo or one that is meaningful for you (Angela often uses butterflies). If one is not selected then RAN will use their logo. 

Removal of Blog Post:

If at any point you desire to have your blog post edited or removed please click the "Blog Concerns" and we will be happy to collaborate with you to do so.

FAQs:


Question: Why do you not allow the name of treatment centers in blog posts? I had an amazing/horrible experience at XYZ center and want others to know! 

RAN Response: The purpose of RAN is to create an inclusive environment and provide resources as described here without making recommendations. Please utilize rating tools such as Yelp, Google, or the facility/therapist to provide direct feedback. 

Recovery Advocate Network (RAN) reserves the right to remove any blog post if at some point it is deemed noninclusive or in violation of our mission. If you have a concern about this please click "Blog Concerns". 

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