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From Addict to Entrepreneur: How I Overcame My Greatest Obstacle

Per Wickstrom | Posted 01.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Per Wickstrom

No matter how bad it gets, no matter what mistakes you've made in the past, and no matter how old you are, you can overcome anything, become successful, and lead a respectable, healthy life. I say this because I overcame my battles with addiction, a battle that raged for more than 22 years.

Yoga and Addiction: What It Took a Brush With Death to Learn

The Chopra Well | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living
The Chopra Well

Many people refer to a single point of awakening at which recovery and transformation begin. It may be a near-death experience, a rite of passage, or even a poignant word from a friend that makes us pause and re-evaluate.

Are They Really Clean and Sober Just Because They Have Stopped Drinking?

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 10.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

Let's think of our loved one's continued recovery by imagining a pie, and let's cut that pie into six healthy slices. Here is a list of what I believe represents each slice and the road to a clean and sober, all-encompassing lifestyle.

Am I a Slut or a Prude?

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

At the end of the day, it doesn't really matter if you think me a slut or a prude, for it is how I view myself that matters most. The number of partners we have isn't as important as how respectfully we treat them -- and how we feel about our actions later.

A Rogue by Any Other Name

Emma Brodie | Posted 08.18.2012 | Women
Emma Brodie

As my cries of protest died against our neighbors' chants of "drankkk," the truth became evident: I'd been hitting the romance novels way too hard.

'Extreme Couponing' Woman Would Save Coupons Over Kids In A Fire

Posted 06.05.2012 | TV

While comparing the use of coupons to the use of drugs might seem like a stretch to most people, it makes a lot more sense after meeting Joyce on the ...

A Father (And Rabbi) Loses His Son To A Drunk Driver

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 05.22.2012 | Religion
Carole Bennett, MA

Redemption and forgiveness are not freely given or passively obtained -- they are earned and require actions beyond jail times, beyond any financial settlement.

Are All Addictions Created Equal?

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 04.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

So, are all addictions created equal? In my opinion; yes, if one continues down the path of destruction not only toward themselves but the family and friends around them.

Could You Be A High-Functioning Addict?

Posted 02.03.2012 | Home

By Kristen McGuiness At the bitter depth of Emily's drinking problem, she was married to a successful writer, raising a nine-year-old child and vol...

Amy Winehouse: Newest Member of Club 27

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 09.26.2011 | Entertainment
Maggie Van Ostrand

Club 27 is a most exclusive and heavenly private club of great musicians who died at the age of 27. As of July 24th, Amy Winehouse is the latest membe...

Can Cyberspace Pave The Road To Addiction?

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 09.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

Today the "latchkey kid" has progressed to the "cyberspace kid," with movies playing in the car, a game box or texting -- anything to occupy them.

How To Have A Neutral Dialogue With Alcoholic/Addicted Loved Ones

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

Communication is an art all to itself. Most of the time we are prepared for what's coming and engage accordingly. But it's a whole new verbal ball game when we communicate (or try to) with the alcoholic/addict.

Are Others Judgmental About Your Relationship With an Alcoholic/Addict?

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

Judgmental behavior is one rung below rescuing or enabling. The person that stands in judgment of another can insulate themselves from physical involvement.

Advice for Loving an Addict and Healing Yourself

Melanie Gorman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Melanie Gorman

It's the same one that every child of an addict has: we're in love with a person who is incapable of being in a healthy, adult relationship with us.

It Will Take a Mission

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

This week, in Obama's Oval Office speech on the oil spill, he used the term "mission." That's the right word. It will take a purposeful commitment to a mission of change to truly respond to the epiphany in the Gulf.

My Loved One Is Getting Out of Rehab - Now What?

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

You and your family and/or friends will be welcoming home your loved one from their recovery program. All the hard work that everyone has put into this new lifestyle will be for naught if there is no recovery plan.

A Step Toward Recovery from Our Oil Addiction

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jim Wallis

Moving toward a "clean energy economy" will require more than just a re-wiring of the energy grid; it will also take a re-wiring of ourselves -- a conversion, really, of our habits of the heart.

The Art of Communicating with the Alcoholic/Addict - Part 1

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

In this series of blogs I will discuss concepts that can help the family member or friend find new communication tools when relating to their loved one; the alcoholic/addict.

The Roller Coaster Relationship With An Alcoholic/Addict: When Do You Get Off the Ride?

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

I have compiled what I call The Pyramid of Change; 6 phases of the alcoholic/addict from the beginnings of irresponsible behavior to full blown wreckage.

Creating A False Self: Learning To Live A Lie

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

This false self is also sometimes seen as the "idealized self" or the self through which we operate because our true self just somewhere along the line (usually quite young) felt too weak, inadequate or overwhelmed to function and gain approval in the situation in which it finds itself.

My Name Is Roger, And I'm An Alcoholic | Roger Ebert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

In August 1979, I took my last drink. It was about four o'clock on a Saturday afternoon, the hot sun streaming through the windows of my little carria...

An Organic Vegetable Farm Aids In Addicts' Recovery | CARA BUCKLEY | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

GARRISON, N.Y. -- It was shortly after 8 a.m. on a sun-drenched July day in this idyllic hamlet 50 miles north of Manhattan, and a hulk of a man named...

Do You Have An Addictive Personality?

DivineCaroline | By Sarah Krupp | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Nearly everyone has had a taste of what it would be like to have an addiction--eating a second (and third) piece of cake, staying out until 4 a.m. dri...

Tough Love and A.I.G.

Lorraine Roe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lorraine Roe

If someone's addicted to white flour and sugar and you hand them two-dozen donuts, what do you think they'll do with them? A.I.G. has a small gambling problem, you know, betting on derivatives.

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.