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Rescuing The Alcoholic/Addict: 14 Reasons Why It's Hard To Break The Cycle

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

So, why is it so hard to do, when we know that rescuing our loved one (the alcoholic/addict) is truly detrimental to not only their well being, but to ours as well?

The Sweetest Sound: A Story Of Addiction And Redemption

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

From age 17 to 27 I was in a blackout. I experienced moments of freedom rowing boats in college, crushing opponents in our wake, but the main focus was all-out drinking

Francine Prose On Mary Karr's 'Lit'

The New York Review of Books | Francine Prose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Francine Prose The New York Review of Books A Knife at the Door "Lit: A Memoir" by Mary Karr Harper, 386 pp., $25.99 In an introduction to the tent...

Allison Payne, WGN Anchor, Discusses Battle With Addiction

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rumors have circulated for several years about whether WGN news anchor Allison Payne had a drinking problem, and during a Thursday broadcast, the 20 y...

AA: The Magic Of Bill Wilson

Jeff Witzeman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeff Witzeman

Many know Bill Wilson as the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, but few realize his brilliance as it relates to healing the human condition, alcoholic or not.

Communicating With An Alcoholic/Addict -- Part 2

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

Whether your loved one is in their addiction or new to recovery, sometimes a well meaning, simple discussion can turn futile. Too often you can't help but get sucked into a conversation that turns heated.

Addiction: Fruit Flies Create AA Group!

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

Like humans, fruit flies that get intoxicated on alcohol can become addicted and keep drinking regardless of the consequences. indicate this phenomenon will allow us to better understand how alcoholism works.

Gunmen Open Fire On AA Meeting In Mexico, Killing 1

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MEXICO CITY -- Gunmen burst into an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting and opened fire in a violence-plagued Mexican border state, killing one person and wo...

Happy Thanksgiving! This Year It Is No Longer Humiliating To Be Explaining Your Unemployment Around the Thanksgiving Table!

Stephen Viscusi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stephen Viscusi

Losing your job is dreadful, no matter what the reason. In this journalist's mind, it is still better than health issues, divorce, or death -- but t...

Communicating With An Addict: Hitting The Pause Button

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

When you stay neutral, you turn the decision over to the addict; you are empowering them with their own choice, and at the same time empowering yourself with a commitment to neutrality.

2010: 7 Steps Out Of Addiction

Stanton Peele | Posted 01.05.2010 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

I have worked in the addiction field for forty years, since I began researching my book, Love and Addiction. I take a non-disease approach, since I find the idea that you are born to be a lifelong addict unhelpful.

Smell Of Smoke Forces Plane's Return To Boston

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BOSTON — An American Airlines flight bound for San Juan, Puerto Rico, has returned to Boston for an emergency landing about an hour after takeof...

Fighting My Own Drug War: An Excerpt From What's Left of Us

Richard Farrell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard Farrell

Heroin is not a cold-shake like cocaine. The impurities used to cut heroin need to be cooked off in boiling water before you shoot it intravenously.

Smart Cars, Terrorism, and Hoping for Audacity

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Susan Corso

The only option. Change. Radical, untried, brand new ideas implemented to change the way things have been done around here for decades. When are we going to get it? What's it going to take?

Alcoa Posts First Quarter Loss, Second In A Row

AP | DANIEL LOVERING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

PITTSBURGH — In a bleak start to the earnings season, Alcoa Inc. reported a quarterly loss of $497 million, as the stumbling global economy cont...

Alcoa First Quarter Loss Expected, Shares Fall

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Alcoa Inc (AA.N) shares fell on Tuesday, hours before the aluminum producer was scheduled to report what was expected to be a se...

The Woe is I Economy

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

The AA definition of insanity is doing the same thing in the same way over and over again and expecting a different result. Is that what we're doing with the economy? To some extent, yes, I think we are.

Battling Addiction: Are 12 Steps Too Many?

TIME | John Cloud Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009 | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

January is a big month for winter sports and post-Christmas sales. It's also -- as people who treat substance abuse know -- a big month for drinkers w...

Progressives War over Drug Czar

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanton Peele

The idea of treating substance abusers as disease sufferers is tremendously appealing. But, like other disagreements steeped in divergent bedrock values, there's no getting around this one.

Exclusive: New York Times Reporter Benoit Denizet-Lewis Talks Addiction, Recovery, Drug Policy, Obama and America Anonymous

Rachel Kramer Bussel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rachel Kramer Bussel

In his new book American Anonymous, Denizet-Lewis gets into the heart of addictions across the country, roads to recovery, detailing the heights of abuse, including health problems, and lost jobs and families.

Martin Sheen Talks About Getting Son Charlie Clean

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Martin Sheen became "fanatic" when his son Charlie was using drugs. "When a life is at stake and it's your child, you become fear...

American Airlines To Charge For First Checked Bag

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Never mind the free lunch. Almost nothing is complimentary on airlines anymore, not even what many passengers consider a simple neces...

Fattening Up Fashion Models

Russ Wellen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russ Wellen

Is legislation the answer to ending anorexia in the fashion world? Europe has begun to recoil from an industry that sees "hunger to succeed" as literal.

American Returns All MD-80s to Service

AP | TERRY WALLACE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DALLAS — American Airlines on Saturday received clearance from federal aviation officials to return all of its 300 grounded jets to service, an ...