Submission Guidelines

By: Marilyn L. Davis, Editor-in-Chief



“That is the power of a good story. It can encourage you; it can make you laugh; it can bring you joy. It will make you think it will tap into your hidden emotions, and it can make you cry. The power of a story can also bring about healing, give you peace, and change your life!” ― Jeff Dixon



Why Do We Want Submissions from You?

People struggle every day with their addictions. They feel lost, alone, and uncertain about what they can do about their situation. 

Stories of recovery offer hope to the person and their families. When you share your struggles, and your solutions, everyone benefits. Click To Tweet

Your perspective, how you maintain long-term recovery, and your rock bottom, is probably different than mine. When we write about the differences, we touch another.


General Submission Guidelines


Please send your article in a Word.doc (x) format, no Google Docs, please. Make sure your article is well-written. From Addict 2 Advocate expects that articles use proper grammar, clarity, style, tone, and punctuation. We ask that you edit for the obvious, and then edit again for those pesky mistakes we all make. If we select your submission, we will do an editorial review.

If it does not meet From Addict 2 Advocate standards, but the overall concept is appealing, we may ask that you to ‘revise and resubmit’ your article, which is not a rejection of your submission.

When the article passes our first examination, or your revised work is better, we will email you with further instructions.

Please note: Anticipate 2-4 weeks before your post goes live. We will let know you by email the morning of publication. 

Specific Submission Guidelines


Broad Topics

Addictions, Recovery, Codependency, Spirituality, Stigmas, and Research about addictions and recovery

Word Count

We ask that articles be 750-1000 original words; however, we will work with authors if the article exceeds 1500 words. We will also consider a series.

Subheadings should include keywords for your post. These subheadings are no more than 300 words per heading to comply with SEO. 

Articles Are Original, Unique, or Updated

We will not consider writings published elsewhere, including your website. We expect non-plagiarized writing. If you are uncertain about the various forms of plagiarism, click here for a description.

“Value-added” Articles

Make sure your submissions are not only unique about perspective but also relevant to the times. Our readers and subscribers want value-added articles that include:

  1. A “how-to” that clearly defines methods, paths to recovery, and suggestions 
  2. Memoirs that encourage hope to those in early recovery
  3. Well-written posts that look at the underlying causes and conditions
  4. Overcoming barriers to recovery
  5. Frequently Asked Questions about addiction and recovery
  6. Family perspectives on addiction and recovery

Proper Citations Where Necessary

Give proper attribution when citing statistics, quotes, or references. Provide an accurate citation in the article and hyperlink to the verifiable source, which includes photos, images, and art.

Accompanying Bio

All work submitted needs an accompanying bio and high-resolution photo of the author (or the best picture you have).

We prefer a headshot (JPEG) image; we would like our readers to see you as well as read your post. However, we would ask that it is not a vacation or family shot, etc.

Posts Can Be Withdrawn or Pulled Down

From Addict 2 Advocate maintains the right to reject any articles that do not meet the criteria mentioned above. We also have the right to pull-down posts that are found to be false, wrong, or without proper permission (memoir is one example).

Publication License Agreement

When submitting, you agree to an “Attribution-Non-Commercial-No-Derivatives 4.0 International” license with From Addict 2 Advocate to publish your original articles.

From Addict 2 Advocate may, then, in turn, use extracts, quotes, or portions in a later article to refer back to your original article for further exposure. (Links to the article are allowed even if not written by the original writer).

Sharing on Social Media

When your post is published, please share it on all of your social media sites.


Building Community with Your Submission


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A Final Note: When you’re published on From Addict 2 Advocate, we ask that you be courteous to our readers and respond to their comments (barring an emergency that you cannot help). 

All comments are important, and to ignore a reader’s comment (not to include trolls, we’ll weed those out) is an act of arrogance that no one appreciates.

The way that you write about addiction and recovery will touch others in ways that my words can't, that's the power of guest posts at From Addict 2 Advocate. Ready to submit? Click To Tweet

Please follow the guidelines and then send your word.doc(x) article to


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  3. I plan on sending a semi brief summary of my life before and after sobriety. It may take me a little time for I am dual diagnosis and struggle with reviving the past but will do my best to NOT allow it to hurt my sanity it or sobriety. I have a VERY real, very intense, very honest history that I believe I’ve survived to show others that true recovery really is possible. Please email me anything you may need from me. Thank you for your time and for this opportunity.

  4. Hi, Jacqui Lynn. Your enthusiasm for recovery is what will make your message stand out. People want to know that not only does recovery work but that people are leading meaningful, productive and positive lives as a result of giving up drugs and alcohol.

    Good luck with the book. Keep me posted on your progress!

  5. I am very excited I came across this Website. I am in the midst of writing my first Book based on
    MY personal struggles and experiences I faced throughout my addiction and when, why, and HOW I
    entered long-term Recovery. I hope to touch as many lives as I possibly can, giving each person
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    true it work’s if you work it! I’ve been there and that is why I am filled with undeniable ambition and
    ultimately want to give back by offering support and true guidance to those who are still feeling as
    broken, hopeless, and defeated as I had. I am proof that there is no you, there is no me, however,
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