Our writing process

Recovered takes great pride in the quality of our content and works hard to make sure it’s as valuable as possible. Even though we cover a wide range of topics centering around addiction, our aim is to always bring concise, reliable, and jargon-free content that will benefit the reader. Our writers work to high standards to ensure that what they produce is original, accurate, and free of any conflicts or misinformation.

All of our content is clinically reviewed to ensure it is factually correct before being edited for publication. We hold a strict set of standards for our work and our editors check for formatting, spelling and grammar, inclusivity, quality, and readability. We will never share anything on our site that we are not 100 percent happy with and will always review and improve pages to make sure our information is current.

Editorial Policies

These guiding principles help ensure that our content is to the highest standards and is always reliable.


We operate on a policy of editorial independence meaning our content is unbiased and only relates factual information that is backed by careful resourcing and medical review. We do not get paid to produce content nor do we condone advertising or affiliate marketing.


All of the information, advice, statistics, and any other information is fully verified for accuracy and relevance as well being periodically reviewed and updated.

Information led

We pride ourselves on the quality and reliability of our content, but we also appreciate that medical advice for addiction and mental health issues is in most cases unique to the circumstances of the individual in question. This is why our content is intended to advise on topics related to addiction, rehab, and treatment but is not intended to be taken over the word of medical professionals.

We also understand that addiction treatment is a constantly evolving medical science, and that there is a wealth of new information available all the time. We always try to match new information but appreciate that other resources may conflict with our own.


Our content is always peer-reviewed by medical professionals and or addiction specialists to ensure we only produce factual evidence-based information. We work directly with people of different medical backgrounds so that we always have the right expert reviewing the topics they are most knowledgeable about.

Learn more about our medical review process

Our Sources

During the editorial and medical review process, our team fact-checks information and ensures that only reputable, credible, and current sources get used.

Reputable sources utilized by Recovered include:

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA)
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-5 (5th) from the American Psychiatric Association
  • The Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration Diversion Control Division
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine